What is Fit Ease? And what is Style Ease?


Do you know the difference between fit ease and style ease

In this video, I explain each of these concepts, and why they're important.  

Simply put, fit ease is the amount of ease included in your dress block, which makes the dress wearable (and allows you to breathe!).  Without fit ease, the dress would fit like a sausage casing - skin-tight, and difficult to move when wearing.

Fit ease is minimal - just enough to skim the body without restricting movement. Style ease is pretty much everything else - the fullness you add when you design a dress, skirt, pant - even a sleeve!  

Anything beyond minimal ease is style ease. I'll show you the difference between a close-fitting sheath and an easy-fitting shift to illustrate the concept.  Tips and Techniques 6 June 2019




Here are links to some of the pages that are related to this video: 

How to draft a Sheath Dress (with brief instructions for a shift at the end of the page 

How to Pattern a Full Skirt 

How to Create a Full Sleeve 

Blouse Body Styles (with links to a fitted blouse, an easy-fit "regular" blouse, and a flared top)

Creating a Flared Pant

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