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Measurement For Pants • Waistline from side seam to side seam • Hipline from seam to seam, 18cm (7") down from waistline seam • Width of leg at crotch seam • Width of leg at knee • Outside seam from waist to hem • Inseam from crotch to hem Keep in mind that all these measurements may not be needed with every knitted garment. The style of the garment will dictate which measurements are needed. Tracing Knits Tracing a garment on paper is another method which can be used to maintain the size of a knitted garment. This is usually done for sweaters only. Place the garment on a piece of butcher paper the size of the garment. Trace around the outer edge of the garment with a piece of tailor's chalk or pencil, and mark shoulder points. When finishing, place the garment on top of the drawing and block to the appropriate dimensions. Finishing Knits Use only enough steam in finish- ing to relax wrinkles. Do not use excessive steam. Use bottom (buck) steam and light pressure from a foam hand pad or soft brush to remove and smooth wrin- kles. Knits should look soft after finishing, firm pressure should not be applied. • Vacuum thoroughly before moving to the next lay.The weight of excessive moisture left in some knitted garments could cause stretching. • To avoid mildew, be sure all knits are thoroughly dry before they are bagged. • Acrylic knits are very sensitive to heat and are easily stretched if too much heat or steam is applied. Excessive heat causes THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, MARCH/APRIL 2008 23 Pants measurement pattern. Sweater measurement pattern.
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