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Wearing Ease Minimums for Torso (Kenneth Kings) (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 4/21/10 11:11 AM
Wearing ease is the minimum amount of ease needed for comfort. This is added to your measurement.

"Design ease" is above and beyond the wear ease.

These are the measurements that Kenneth King recommends. I keep this posted at my cutting table for easy reference.

Kenneth King's Wearing Ease Minimums for Torso


Bust -3 inches
Waist - 2 inches
Full hip -2 inches
Armhole- 1 -1/2 inches
Bicep- 1 1/2 inches

These numbers are good starting points. You will eventually figure out exactly how much you prefer. Ease for Knits vs. Wovens can differ a bit.

(You can also measure the ease of your most comfortable clothing by subtracting your measurement from the meaurement of the garment. Determine what works best for you and make certian to keep notes where you will be able to find them later on)

Info taken from Threads Fitting DVD Series TORSO
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nancy2001 said...
Thanks so much for this info. I'm going to check my TNT jacket pattern against these numbers.
4/21/10 11:24 AM
quathy said...
Thank you!!! I keep meaning to look this up! I'm taping it to my sewing machine!
4/21/10 12:23 PM
Catbird said...
It's very helpful to have the Kenneth King ease minimums, and also a good reminder to keep things where we can find them again. THAT'S my downfall! Thank you for this.
4/22/10 7:55 AM
pammieh said...
Great tip - I'm going to check this out on my next woven project. . .
10/14/10 2:48 AM

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