02 Dec Taking Body Measurements
In this first post I’d like to cover taking the body measurements you’ll need to select the right size block or pattern. In most cases your measurements are not going to ever exactly match all size charts. Size charts are designed for mass production and as such represent the median of the population only.
When we make our own clothing we are actually wanting a custom pattern for our specific measurements. To do this you’ll start with the block or pattern most closely aligned with your measurements and make some alterations so that the first calico is at least close to your fit.
The Big Three:
The first stage of assessing your fit is to compare the Bust, Waist & Hip measurements to the size chart we’re working with.