As you may have noticed, I am a huge fan of making garments. It’s wonderful to have total control over the clothing I’m wearing, from the materials to the fit.

Some people want to take the plunge and make garments, but I always hear hesitations like:

1. I’m afraid it won’t fit.
2. I’m don’t want to waste money if it doesn’t work out.
3. I don’t know what I’m doing.

Now, only you can determine what projects are at your skill level (and there are definitely simple sweaters versus incredibly complex sweaters), but I want to help sort out some information on sizing so your time and money shouldn’t go to waste.

Check out the video below. Sizing can be complicated, especially if you’re new to creating garments, but hopefully I’ll demystify it a bit. (I might also make your head swim a bit, but give it a few minutes (or a few days) before coming back!) And remember: the best way to figure something out is to do it and learn along the way.

So watch the video, figure out your size/ease and jump on in!

00:00 – Intro
01:14 – Why Sizes Don’t Matter (aka you are not a S/M/L or a size 6)
06:47 – Measurements
09:26 – Ease
14:45 – Body Shape (as a guide, not a rule!)
21:43 – Tailoring
26:22 – Adjustments in Knitting
28:28 – Adjustments in Sewing
31:08 – Resources

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