When fitting a sewing pattern, you typically check standard measurements such as the bust, waist and hip — all measurements of circumference. But there's another that's critical to getting the perfect fit: vertical dimension. This measurement isn't usually marked on most patterns, but you should measure and adjust your patterns for it (in both dimensions, actually) to get the fit you need — especially if you're plus-size or full-busted.
The best thing about making your own clothes? You can design or alter any garment to suit your exact body measurements. Get a comfortable, flattering fit with these crochet patterns, all available in larger sizes and with plenty of tips for getting the right fit.
Have you ever sewn a skirt that seems to either slowly slide down your waist or gradually ride up? Getting the right fit is key for skirt patterns, and that means considering both waist and hip measurements.