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CostumerVal | Posted in General Sewing Info on

O.K. I love you all, but your complicating the fitting matter.
I started a few spread sheets years ago and as I collect info, I add it.

Now, all the pattern companies have different standards, so now you can take your personal measurements, check the back of the envelope to see what the “ease” standard is; ie fitted, semi-, loose… and check this chart. Tape a pleat in the pattern if it’s too big or slash and spread if it’s too small.

If you have any info I can add to my spread sheets, all I ask is that you pass it on.

This is an amalgam of info from different sewing books and commercial web sites.

Happy sewing


  1. sewelegant | | #1

    I tried to read your info, but I cannot get excel on my computer and do not know of any way to have the spread sheet come up.  Sorry to miss it.

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      ThreadKoe | | #2

      Try this one, it is a PDF. Cathy

      1. sewelegant | | #3

        Thank you so much!  I was able to press select then copy the info and put it on a file in my computer.  You're a special person to be so helpful to everyone.

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        CostumerVal | | #4

        Thank you ThreadKoe for converting that file. We're here to help each other out, so I see no reason not to share info I've found publicly anyway.I hope this helps you out SewElegant.Val

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          ThreadKoe | | #5

          The info I provided in another thread were just rules of thumb that I used for years, your info is much more accurate. Thanks for sharing. It takes a long time to collect that type of info. I knew the info was out there somewhere, just not in that kind of handy format. It is very generous of you. Cathy

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          JunkQueen | | #6

          As Cathy said, it is indeed generous of you to publish this information for our use. I printed it out yesterday and have it in my notebook of various "cheat sheets". Thank you.

  2. Ceeayche | | #7

    Wow a very handy tool.  Thanks for sharing!

  3. sofietje | | #8

    Thank You very much for sharing.

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