Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pattern Drafting 101: Measuring

Measuring correctly is important to ensure a good fit to your pattern. If you need help, ask a friend or your significant other to measure you.

When measuring be sure to wear your foundation pieces (bra or body suit) and wear close fitting clothes. You'll be taking body measurements so measuring should be a little snug but not tight. Ease will be added later when actually drafting your pattern.

For this post, I'm giving you the general measuring how-to but in future posts I'll tell you exactly what to measure for.

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