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The Perfect Fit Checklist

Adapted from material by Vikki Jensen, Clothing and Make-up Technique Speaker/Consultant (604-467-7102)

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  • sleeve seam should be even or slightly wider than your shoulders
  • sleeves should come to wrist bone
  • upper sleeves should allow for natural movement in all directions
  • buttons must remain closed with no straining or pulling at buttonholes
  • you should be able to pinch 2″ of fabric on each side of hip for proper blousing when tucked in
  • if wearing as overblouse, there should be no pulling across hips, tummy or backside (should lie gently and easily across hips)
  • should be no shorter than hipbone if tucking in

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  • shoulder should be at least 1″ wider than your shoulders
  • collar must lay flat and not wrinkle or pull across neck
  • should be able to lie comfortably when buttoned over a blouse or sweater (even if you don’t intend to wear it this way)
  • sleeve length should allow for 1/4″ blouse sleeve to show at wrist
  • there must be absolutely no pulling across the back
  • pockets must remain closed
  • pleats or darts must lie flat
  • should be enough room or ease for natural movement

Skirts

  • pleats must lie flat
  • there should be no pulling or creasing across front or back of hips, tummy or buttocks
  • pockets on side must remain flat and closed
  • straight skirts should hang straight down from buttocks (not curve under)
  • should not “ride up” when you sit down
  • kick pleats or slits should remain closed when standing
  • waistband should allow for normal breathing
  • thigh outlines must not show (can you turn the skirt around backwards easily?)
  • panty lines must never show anywhere

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  • pleats, zippers, zipper openings must lie flat
  • there should be no pulling or creasing across front or back of hips, tummy, buttocks or thighs
  • must allow for natural movement (try this!)
  • pant leg should hang straight down from the back of the buttocks (not curve under)
  • side pockets should lie flat and closed
  • waistband must allow for normal breathing
  • panty lines must never show anywhere

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