Simple shapes, lingerie fabrics that stretch, and a lot of built-in roominess make fitting lingerie less of a headache than "serious" garments.
Printable measurement charts for the clothes you like to wear most can tell you exactly how to fit garments you make.
Sarah Veblen shows you how to use a sample garment to get an exact fit from any pattern.
Learn how to use a sloper to simplify altering commercial patterns.
Tapering and Widening pants involves more than just adjusting the leg seams; learn how to make a custom fit.
Learn how to successfully fit an armhole by using a muslin; Adjust bust, back, and shoulder—and your armhole almost takes care of itself.
To grade a pattern so it will fit different sizes, refer to the drawings and instructions and the two charts that follow.
If you want to use a too-small (or too-big) pattern, you need to know the way garments differ in proportion from one size to another.
Learn how to alter the pattern of your jeans for a customized fit.
If you want to make a custom bra, you'll need patterns as well as elastic, hook closures, rings, slides, and more. Here are some companies that sell what you need.
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