Ham inside of pant leg.

How to Rehem Pants

So here’s the thing about sewing: eventually, people will figure out that you do it.  And then they will have … More

How Pants Work

Ever wondered how, exactly, pants work*?  What kind of crazy pattern-making sorcery goes into drafting a pant?  If you’ve ever … More


Ankle measurements are useful for knitting custom socks (why, don’t you?), making jewelry (specifically anklets), and fitting big-poofy-gathered-at-the-ankle style pants … More


Calf measurements are used for tall boots, tall spats, and jodhpurs and fitted crop pants.


Knee measurements are used any time a garment fits close around the knee.  I mostly seem to use them for … More


Thighs happen.  I’ve personally always found that a bit disappointing, especially when I try to find pants that fit.  If … More

Inseam and Outseam

The Inseam is the classic measurement used by tailors everywhere to hem a pant.  It runs along the inside of … More

Waist to Ground Length

Measuring the  Waist to Ground Length correctly is crucial for several things.  Most obviously, it’s used for making skirts that … More

Waist to Full Hip

The Waist to Full Hip measurement is used to fit pants, fitted skirts/dresses, and very long line corsets.  It’s the … More