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How to Find Your Waist and Other Measurements

Susan Lazear's article in Threads #173 provides valuable insight into better garment fitting techniques.

Experienced sewers know accurate measurements are the basis for good garment fit. It is, therefore, unfortunate that the measurement methods described by the sewing pattern industry, and even some fitting books, can be difficult to perform precisely, and the reference points can bear little relation to the way individuals prefer to wear clothes. For better garment fit, I think it's time to reconsider where and how you take certain body measurements.

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