Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Year Students Competency 1 Review

To measure the bust or chest correctly, place the measuring tape under the arms and around the fullest part of the bust or chest.

To obtain accurate body measurements, work with a partner.

Accurate body measurements should be taken over standard undergarments.

To use the tape measure for basic body measurements, be sure this measuring tool is held snug but not tight.

The correct procedure for measuring the backwaist length is to measure from the prominent bone at the base of the neck to the waistline.

The backwaist body measurement is important to determine the fit for a long-waisted figure type.

To take the hip measurement for patterns, the tape measure should be placed around the fullest part of the hip.

The inseam measurement for slacks is determined by measuring from the crotch along the inside of the leg to the desired length.

The outseam (pants side length) measurement is determined by measuring from the waist down the outside of the leg to the desired length.

When body measurements fall between two sizes, and the pattern design is loosely fitted choose the smaller pattern size.

The correct pattern size for a dress depends on the closest bust measurement.

In commercial patterns, figure type is based on height and proportion.

To assist the consumer in selecting a pattern, pattern companies provide a detailed drawing or photograph of the completed garment. This is found in the pattern catalog AND on the front of the pattern envelope.

The yardage chart on the back of the pattern envelope shows the amount of fabric necessary to complete a clothing construction project.

If a zipper is needed for a pillow project, the size needed is found in the Notions area on the back of the pattern envelope.

Figure types, which are used by pattern companies, are determined by height and proportion.

Unisex patterns are designed for either males or females.

Standard body measurements used to select pattern sizes are conveniently found on the pattern envelope back.

The type of fabric chosen for a successful sewing project depends on the person's sewing experience.

The pattern identification number can be found on the pattern envelope front and back, the guide sheet, and each pattern piece.

If lining or interfacing is required for a garment, this information is found on the pattern envelope back.

The written description on the back of the pattern envelope has details about the apparel item.

Medium weight cotton is appropriate fabric for a beginning sewing project.

A small, overall print is the most trouble-free fabric design for an inexperienced sewer to use.

Men's dress shirts are sized according to neck size and arm length.

The pattern and guide sheet are included in the pattern envelope.

The tape measure is used to check the grainline when laying out a pattern.

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