#31 Tips for Sizing and Designing Garments

Having accurate measurements of yourself is the first step to garment making.

Whether you prefer working from a pattern or love to create designs of your own, every piece of clothing needs to start with measurements. I know it’s tempting to skip this step (I’ve been guilty of it once or twice) but it really is the secret to success. When you’re about to spend more than ten hours making a sweater, it’s a relatively small investment.

I had the pleasure of connecting with, Lena, from Annie’s and a producer of the Knit and Crochet Now television show on PBS. I’m so excited to share this conversation with you! Lena studied garment making in school and has designed for some of the industry’s most popular publications. She shares tips for taking your measurements and taking those measurements and knowing what size to make from the pattern. Get ready to soak up a wealth of knowledge!

special guest

Lena Skvagerson

Lena is the lead designer of Annie’s Signature Designs and producer of the Knit and Crochet Now television show on PBS.

Website | lenaskvagerson.com

Instagram | @lenaskvagerson

Twitter | @lenaskvagerson


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