Ease Chart

Fitted, close fitting, loose fitting, semi fitted, very loose fitting...these are terms you'll find in the garment descriptions in this catalog and on our pattern envelopes. They are our standard for fit and are the terms that tell you exactly what to anticipate when it comes to fitting. Each term indicates a general amount of wearing ease and design ease that is built into the pattern. Ease is the amount of "space" in a garment beyond the body measurements; the specific amount of ease will vary from style to style.

Misses' Ease Allowances
  Bust Area Hip Area
Silhouette Dresses, Blouses,
Skirts, Tops, Vests
Jackets Coats Shirts, Pants,
Shorts, Culottes
Lined or Unlined
Close-Fitting 0 - 27/8" not applicable 0 - 17/8"
Fitted 3 - 4" 33/4 - 41/4" 51/4 - 63/4" 2 - 3"
Semi-Fitted 41/8 - 5" 43/8 - 53/4" 67/8 - 8" 31/8 - 4"
Loose-Fitting 51/8 - 8" 57/8 - 10" 81/8 - 12" 41/8 - 6"
Very Loose-Fitting over 8" over 10" over 12" over 6"