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KwikSew & Big4 Fit Guides (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 5/21/08 11:54 AM
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Are you unsure of your Kwik Sew pattern size or have fitting issues requiring pattern adjustments to Kwik Sew patterns?

The folks at Kwik Sew recently added a fit guide (.pdf) to their Customer Support page. Click on Measuring & Pattern Alteration Guide under the heading Measuring & Basic Pattern Alterations for their 'indispensible reference guide for all skill levels'.

The KS guide is worth checking out for the bust / cup size info alone.

And in case you haven't determined your correct pattern size in the Big4 (Simplicity / McCall's / Vogue / Butterick), here's the link to their Do You REALLY Know Your Pattern Size? Fit Brochure. (Mentioned often on PatternReview message boards -- thought it'd be handy to have both in one spot.)

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Winifred said...
Thanks so much - very useful
5/21/08 6:36 PM
MareeAlison said...
Unfortunately I couldn't get your first link to work.
5/22/08 1:17 AM
ryan's mom said...
I rarely use KS patterns, but the guide was helpful in that it shows KS recommends using the full bust measurement. I always wondered about this.
5/22/08 6:36 AM
kellymailinglist said...
The KS guide is great! So clear... I wish I'd known to look under Support on their website a long time ago. Thanks so much!
5/22/08 8:08 AM
leanmeansewingmachine said...
Wow, I never knew about either one of these! Thanks for the tip.
5/22/08 11:10 AM
Karla Kizer said...
I had no idea this feature was there, or had been added. Now we have a place to send new KS users for comprehensive information and clear instructions. The bust size information was especially useful, and I was delighted to find out that for years, I had been petiting their patterns correctly. Thank you!
5/22/08 1:17 PM

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