Category: Taking your Measurements

10/24/13

Permalink 11:26:00 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 498 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Taking your Measurements
There are two measurements that are used for fitting a sleeve;  circumference of the armhole, and the length of the arm. As many people are built a little differently from left side to right side, I highly recommend that you measure both sides. (These… more »

12/18/12

Permalink 01:31:01 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 812 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Taking your Measurements
Most length measuments start somewhere but usually end at the waistline.  Which means that knowing exactly where your waistline is, is absolutely critical.    Before you start, take a ribbon or string and tie it around your waist, at the narrowest point… more »

07/06/12

Permalink 11:06:14 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 473 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Taking your Measurements
The Back Width measure is the second-most important measurement with Truly Victorian patterns. It is a rather hard measure to take, more guessed at than decidedly placed.   But once you get an idea of where to measure to and from, it really isn't that m… more »

07/04/12

Permalink 06:43:07 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 697 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Working with patterns, Taking your Measurements
Ok, so you have decided to start a new sewing project.  You have chosen your patterns, and  are looking at them trying to figure out where/how to begin.   Yay!  Congratulations, for getting past the wishfull thinking/design stage! The very first thing… more »