Apparel Fitting in Garments Techniques and its Standards


Garment Fitting:

The garment fitting techniques refer to how well a garment confirms to the three dimensional human body figure. Good garment fit is crucial to ones the human body at most for its satisfaction. Anyway, it is often easier to find clothes in right columns, prices, and style that one likes to be considered as the psychological factor. The effect of a staining design, gorgeous fabric and exquisite workmanship are destroyed if the finished garment doesn’t well to the intended wearer.

Techniques of Garment Fitting:


Understanding the grain helps in minimizing the wastage and to create interesting fullness effects on the garment. Grain refers to the alignment of warp and weft yarns inside a fabric. When the fabric is selected for construction the grain line is analysed. When grain is not in the proper angle steps are taken to make it right. Also, diagonal grain is chosen when the design requires more flexibility for good fit or fullness for decoration.


Line refers to many aspects of fitting, the silhouette of the garment, the proportion of garment to the figure and of various parts of the garment to each other, the shape of curved lines and the placing of the details of the design. When fitting for line, study the general appearance of the entire garment taking particular note of the silhouette and proportion obviously. Silhouette varies according to fashion, but good line is not determined by fashion and the rules apply constantly. The correct proportion can only be found when actually fitting the garment on the figure, as it is dependent on individual figure and on current fashion and is affected by every detail of design such as placing of the seams and the width of the collar. Good proportion accents the attractive points of the figure.


Set refers to the way in which the fabric fits to the contours of the figure: the fabric should be perfectly smooth and free of creases in all areas. In common with balance, the set will be correct when the grain is correctly positioned, but as set is such many people prefer to fit by observing and eliminating any creases, rather than by correcting the position of the grain. Tight horizontal creases indicate that the garment is riding up on the figure, due to the circumference of the garment being too small in that area. They may be removed by letting out the nearest vertical seam. Loose vertical creases indicate that the circumference of the garment is too large in that area, and may be removed by taking in the nearest vertical seam.


The right side and the left side of the garment portions are to the appeared evenly balanced or symmetrical while viewed the three dimensional view such as front, rear side portions. Poor posture like stooping figure, Hunch back figure will create the back length is considerably lesser than the front length while observing in side view portion. Balance relates to grain and live in the garment. A garment is out of balance when it is cut off grain, causing it to hang unevenly.


Ease is the difference between the circumference measurements of the figure and of the garment. The amount of ease should be sufficient for comfort and in keeping with fashion, the style and type of garment and fabric used. Very loose garments look clumsy. Insufficient ease in a garment is indicated by tight horizontal creases or by the garment riding up on our figure. Excessive ease is indicated by loose vertical folds.

Types of garment fit:

  • Slim fit
  • Tapered Fit
  • Classic Fit


Good fitting of any garment is started from the human body measuring techniques, observation of the individual customers figure formation, influence of the fabric, cutting and its securing constructions are to be prepared in a systematic manner to reach the best fitted garment according to the human body’s structure.

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