Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Size Chart

I am happy to announce that StitchPrincess is rolling out some new products!!! To read about the inspiration for these projects, click here. My design plan is as follows:
Step 1: Finalize Designs (read here)
Step 2: Make Size Charts
Step 3: Choose Fabrics & Options
Step 4: Create!
{As I write this, I have finished everything(!!!!), but I will outline each step in a blog entry, just to make it more suspenseful and fun!}


Choosing a size is probably the most annoying part of buying clothing online.
I mean, seriously, how many sellers (Etsy or otherwise) give you enough information to know how an item of clothing will fit you? Not too many. I wish there was a virtual fitting room!

I wish to make clothing which fits all sizes. Instead of offering sizes 0-26 separately or one-size-fits-all (like most my patchwork skirts), I've created sizes x-small through 2x-large.

Aqua circle skirt--see the waistband?


Each skirt has a waistband with 2" wide elastic, plus a side zipper, creating a lovely & adjustable top :D



*Want to figure out which size you will wear when these skirts become available? Grab your tape measure and let's get going!*


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Measure around the part of your body where you want to wear this skirt, then follow the chart below.

Consideration 1: I recommend that the pencil skirt be worn just below your waist or just above your hip bone, and that the A-line skirt & circle skirt be worn just above your hip bone.

Paisley pencil skirt
Consideration 2: If you want the skirt to be more form-fitting (the pencil skirt does this naturally, somewhat), choose the size in which your measurement is in the upper half of the range. If you want the skirt to be more loose at the top, choose the size in which your measurement is in the lower half of the range. 

The elastic is cut to the smallest measurement of the range and will stretch to comfortably fit the largest measurement in the range. 

YOUR MEASUREMENT    YOUR SIZE
24-31" .............................. X-Small
29-37" .............................  Small
35-43" ............................. Medium
41-49" ............................. Large
47-54" ............................. X-Large
53-62" ............................. 2X-Large


Stay tuned! Eight skirts will be released online soon!!!

10 comments:

  1. Very impressive! The sizing chart is very easy to follow. Best of wishes as you release your new skirt line!!

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  2. I am somewhat skeptical of ordering clothing online but your size charts and measuring tips take the fear out of it! I think you will do very well with your new line!

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  3. That's awesome Faith, it's so great you will be offering sizes that fit everyone. Blessings Niki x

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  4. I love the paisley pencil skirt. Gorgeous colors.

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  5. Faith . . .fabulous idea!!! I think think having a size chart may even bring in more customers for you. Looking forward to seeing more:)

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  6. sounds great. And I am sure if someone needs a smaller or larger skirt than the sizes here you'll be happy to help, right?

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  7. c'mon in the the StitchPrincess's virtual dressing room

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