With 3089 (+ or -) messages in the fit section of this site, I cannot imagine people not having discussed measuring a good fitting garment prior to making a new one, i.e., for pattern alterations, etc.
I have a well-fitting jacket that I made and is (to the unknown) a Chanel knock-off that I want to make it in another fabric. So, what I did was measure everywhere possible on the existing jacket and plan to use these measurements for my new pattern (no it’s not the same one [pattern, i.e.,] as the first, as that one got lost when moving, or is in-storage).
What I’m looking for is tips, or notes from other’s experiences doing this type of pattern alteration. Oh, I did not include seam, or hem measurements when measuring the garment, but made a note that they needed to be added to the new pattern’s measurements.
When measuring and recording, I found that there was a sense of excitement about approaching pattern alterations from this method versus actual body measurements. It certainly helped with the visualization of the made-up garment, and hope for a more accurate fit. Has anyone experienced this sense of excitement, which too lead to a sense of security about embarking on the project?
Thanks for directing me to the appropriate discussion, or for the new information, including good books about this subject.
Edited 2/14/2007 8:20 pm ET by WandaJ
Edited 2/14/2007 8:21 pm ET by WandaJ