Learn how to turn seams and darts into useful fitting and design tools.
Use our printable measurement chart and instructions to guide you through the process of taking and recording accurate body measurements
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 to fit different sizes, refer to the illustrations, instructions, and two charts that follow.
If you want to use a pattern that is too small, or too big, you need to know the way garments differ in proportion from one size to another.
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