How to Choose Your Preferred Ease
With every project, fashion sewers must deal with garment ease-the amount added to a pattern beyond the body measurement. It can be confusing because there are varying opinions about how much should be added to different pattern areas. Here’s the key to understanding ease: Not all areas on a pattern need it. In this article from Threads #188 (December 2016/January 2017), Joi Mahon will show you how to customize it for individuals and for different garment styles. Learning about where to place ease helps any sewer understand how to adjust patterns and fit garments better.
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