What you'll learn:

Learn how to spec (measure) your garments.


Specing a garment is something you'll need to do throughout the design and manufacturing process.


  • You'll need to provide initial specs to the pattern maker to indicate the fit.
  • You'll need to spec the prototypes as they are made to compare the fit to the original and to the most recent prototype to check for changes in the pattern and sewing.
  • You'll need to spec the production sample.
  • You'll also want to spec one of each size to check the accuracy of your grade (size change) in production. 


Garment specs have industry standards. In this lesson you will learn these standards. Its important to speak the same language as your factory so that when you are measuring a specific part of the garment, like the chest for example, you'll be measuring in the same place that the pattern maker, sewing team, and other contractors are measuring.


What you'll need:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Spec Sheet
  • Button down shirt if you're specing a top
  • Jeans if you're specing a bottom
  • Recommended book: The Complete Guide To Size Specification and Technical Design (This book is available online if you'd like to purchase your own copy. Its also available to use at no cost in our free sourcing library. This book is used in this lesson so you can follow along without purchasing your own copy)


You will recieve a link to watch this video lesson after making your purchase. The video will be available for you to rewatch as many times as you'd like.

Specing a Garment Video Lesson


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