When you want the freedom to sew your own clothing, it is so important that you know your accurate body measurements. Inevitably, whether you want to know or not…you will need to determine your size. You’ll start with an existing pattern or garment and intimately knowing your bodies shape and size makes all the difference when it comes to having the freedom to make design, fit, and style adjustments. Accurate measurements are essential to making sure your finished pieces fit you perfectly!
Are you ready to take your home sewing to the next level?!
- Have someone else take your body measurements. This will ensure the measurements are accurate. Trust me…contorting your body to get the measurement does not yield accurate results!
- Wear next to nothing, or maybe just your underwear. This will give you true measurements.
- Use a flexible tape measure, like this one from Dritz. And measure loosely, meaning do not pull the tape so tight that your clothing would be uncomfortable.
- Print the free Isn’t that Sew Measurement Guide below to keep track of your body measurements. (download link below)