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« on: August 23, 2007 08:39:39 AM »

i have a pattern for a skirt--2-6t

they say it has an ease of 8.5"
so does that mean it need to take it in 4" on each side to make it the "real" size?

i made one for my daughter and it was ginormous!

« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007 04:28:15 PM »

I think ease refers to the "give" of the finished item. Like at the waist it will say 4" ease. If you made something rigth to the measurement of your waist it would be uncomfortable and would be too tight and would dig into your skin

« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007 12:51:41 PM »

That sounds huge for ease!  Usually ease for children's patterns, depending upon the article of clothing is 3 inches.  I still don't like the amount of ease most patterns have because you end up with that boxy, homemade look. 

What I have started to do is measure my DD around the areas for the garment, in this case her waist and hips.  Then I measure an existing item and see how much ease there is.  I then adjust the pattern.   

I know that is a little vague,  but it is different for each project I sew. I hope you get the results you are looking for.
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