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Measuring the Body, Measurement Chart and Minimum Wearing Ease for Fabric Types

Photos with directions where to take body measurements, a Measurement Chart and the Minimum Wearing Ease for Fabric Types.

Using the body measurements, you are able to add the minimum wearing ease for woven fabrics, stretch woven fabrics and knits for

  • Tops/Shirts/Dresses
  • Vests
  • Jackets
  • Coats
  • Skirts
  • Pants

The Finished Garment Measurements will help you select the size of sewing pattern or ready to wear garment at a store.
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Everyone, from beginner to advanced dressmaker, will benefit from know where to take the body measurements to determine the finished garment measurements to feel comfortable wearing.
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home d├ęcor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.

She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.

Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #sewApril2017 through #sewapril2020 and the #MadewithWoolContest. She may be contacted at

Measuring the Body, Measurement Chart and Minimum Wearing Ease for Fabric Types

$ 15.00