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Measuring Up!

Main Core Tie

Apparel Design and Production I
Strand 4 Standard 2

Additional Core Ties

Apparel Design and Production I
Strand 4 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 60 minutes each

Group Size

Pairs

Authors

Amber Williams

Summary

Students will learn how to measure the body correctly for proper fit. Students will observe how to properly measure a body for correct pattern fit, and then they will perform measurements on themselves and a partner. Students will also alter pattern pieces by adding and shortening lengths.


Materials

  • The same size garment from ready-to-wear, designer wear, and home-sewn to show comparison.
  • Do You Really Know Your Pattern Size?worksheet
  • Tape Measure for each student
  • Pattern Pieces to resize for each student


    Intended Learning Outcomes

    Students will learn how to take body measurements, select the appropriate pattern and size, and make pattern alterations.


    Extensions

    Attachments

    Websites


    Bibliography

    Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick, and Vogue Patterns


  • Created: 06/10/2005
    Updated: 02/05/2018