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Posted on: 8/30/08 9:26 AM
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Since my hubby's can be a difficult client, I had to find a way to make sure my husband's newest pieces would fit.

I pulled out a RTW undershirt, knowing that it was form-skimming a truer measure of his size than that XXL he gets for free when he donates blood.

I folded the shirt in half and laid each pattern piece on it to compare the measurements. (Don't forget your pattern piece also has a seam allowance and some ease figured in.) For more pics and uses, please click here

Boy am I glad I did this, beacuse as you can see in this photo, I traced the WRONG size based on finished garment measurements. That shoulder would have been way to narrow for him.

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j222b said...
Good idea-sort of using a RTW as a sloper.
8/30/08 1:06 PM
lorjoh1 said...
what a great idea
8/31/08 1:40 AM
Susan M said...
What a concept! That is much easier than asking for a measurement once more. Thanks for the tip.
9/2/08 1:53 PM
 
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