The Fitting Room / Conversion Charts for Clothing
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Welcome to the fitting room.  These links can help you select your size before you go to the store.

Fashion Tailor - fitting room

Apparel Search does NOT guarantee the accuracy of information in this section.  All bodies are different.  Therefore, making garments fit well is a difficult task.  On these pages you will find clothing size reference guides that should be utilized at your own risk.  The standards may have been updated after we posted this page.  Also, their are many different size standards floating around in publication.  It is really hard to determine which guides are most accurate for modern times.  Unfortunately, body types and sizes are continuously changing.  Again, this is just for reference only.  Don't blame us if your garments do not fit properly. Good luck with your sewing projects.

Sewing Information Research

Clothing Size Conversions:

FashionMe: FashionMe offers a breakthrough for the European fashion industry. Customers will be able to try on custom tailored clothing "virtually" using avatars over the internet.

Fit & Sizing Methods for Socks  LegSource  Women's Clothing Conversion (Size Charts)


Tarseam Size Charts

My Virtual Model My Virtual Model Inc. has set the standard for online apparel shopping. Two core technologies
My Virtual Model dressing Room and My Fit enable consumers to "try on" clothes on the Internet. The year 2002 saw the introduction of a third product, My Virtual Model Imail. This innovative marketing tool offers a unique, fun and simple interactive MVM Dressing Room integrated in an e-mail. For merchants, deploying My Virtual Model technology improves bottom-line profitability by increasing revenues while cutting costs. Shoppers using My Virtual Model solutions spend more, buy more and return far fewer items resulting directly in reduced shipping and handling costs.

It would be a good idea to read the following definitions.

Tailor Definition
Dressmaker Definition
Neckline Definition
Waistline Definition


If you work in the fashion industry and have questions regarding garments sizing and garment fit, don't forget to join in the pattern maker discussion group at the Fashion Industry Network.

If you enjoy sewing clothing, maybe you will be interested in some pattern making books.

     Apparel Making in Fashion Design

     Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern

     Pattern Making by the Flat Pattern Method (8th Edition)

     Junior Knits

     Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using Any Pattern!

     Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1940s

     Kwik Sew's Sewing for Toddlers

     Fast Fit: Easy Pattern Alterations for Every Figure

If you know of any other helpful sizing chart or conversion information, you can contact us at any time.  We would be happy to add links to additional clothing resources for your convenience.  It is hard to find clothes that fit

The Body As A Frame Work of Apparel

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