the biggest problem when learning how to properly design clothing, is learning how to make the garment properly FIT. if the fit of the garment is off, it won't matter how cute the garment is, or what kind of trims and fabric are used, the customer will not purchase it. Do you have a favorite pair of jeans? or a favorite dress that fits you SO perfectly? look at the measurement guides that your favorite brands should have listed on their company websites and see what their measurements are for your corresponding size.
take a look at your favorite design companies and see how they measure and guide the fit of their clothing and you might be able to have a better idea of how you'd like your designs to fit. for example, my designs focus a lot on the fit of a garment at the waist, so many things are tight fitting, or cropped at the waist and accentuate the hourglass silhouette of many of my customers.
this is not to say that i like to cut out a huge demographic by not offering clothing for every body type, but i realize who the majority of my customers are and know how they like their clothes to fit. there are many companies out there that cater to different niches and by knowing which companies cater to you, you will become a smarter, more informed shopper and have a better understanding of the market and industry that you are entering into.
when you print out my bonus measuring guide, fill in the spots on the form with the measurements that correspond with your favorite companies. compare them and see how they stack up. if they are all the same then maybe those are the measurements that you would like to design within, too.
inside the course, you will learn more about fit, cutters musts and tech packs and how to properly fill those out to ensure your clothing is made to your standards.
knowing your own measurements is so important in not only understanding your health but being able to see how your own designs fit a real person- you! when youre checking on production, or making a fit sample, you need to see how they actually feel before putting hundreds of pieces into production. if you don't have a measuring tape A. get one immediately, they're like, $1 but B. you can also use a string and measure the string against a ruler or yardstick. simple little hack- but, seriously, buy a measuring tape ;)