Carolyn BerryOwner, The Berry Fit Company
Written By: Carolyn Berry
The finished garment measurements are usually given for each garment. These must be compared to accurate body measurements. For instructions on taking body measurements, watch the video on our website, www.berryfit.com.
To obtain a more accurate match for fitting purposes on a jacket and pants, the body measurements must be at least 2" smaller thru the bust, waist and hip area. The arms must be 2" shorter and the legs must be 2" shorter than the garment measurements. Shoulder width should be within 1/2".
For chaps, the thigh measurements should match, although chaps could fit within a 1/2" difference. The outseam should be 5" shorter than the garment. The chap waist is measured differently than the waist would be, as seen in the video. But should match garment and body.
Check listed seam allowances and hem depths for alteration possibilities.
Girls sizes have shorter armnole depth and crotch depth than adults do. Also, there is no bust allowance for girls.
A bust larger than a B cup will need side darts for proper fit.
The waistband on pants must lie exactly at the true waist, front and back.
If you do have questions, please feel free to contact us for help.
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