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How to measure room to "let out"?

Sanguis Mortuum

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Originally Posted by crashoran
New to clothing measurements. What does "let out" mean, and how do you measure it? Received a question asking for the waist and inseam let out.

'Letting out' something is just making it bigger. I'm going to assume you're selling a pair of trousers and the buyer is asking how much they can be let out, which means they want to know how big the inlays are. Just measure the seam allowance and inlay one side of the seat seam, take away 1/4 (because you need to keep some seam allowance), then x2 for both sides, and that's how much the waist can be let out.
 

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
'Letting out' something is just making it bigger. I'm going to assume you're selling a pair of trousers and the buyer is asking how much they can be let out, which means they want to know how big the inlays are. Just measure the seam allowance and inlay one side of the seat seam, take away 1/4 (because you need to keep some seam allowance), then x2 for both sides, and that's how much the waist can be let out.

Thanks for the reply. But still don't understand how..
 

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If you're buying, find a pair of pants that fits, measure, compare to the ones you are buying. Ask them to "let out" the difference.

If you're selling, look at the back of the pants at the waist. On the inside, you'll see the extra fabric where the middle seam is. That "extra fabric" is the amount that can be left out, with some reserve because you obviously have to have something to stitch to. Inseams are the same thing, except you're just measuring the extra fabric that's folded in and sewn inside the bottom of the hem.
 

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In this example, there are 7 cm total outlet in the waist. You need a bit for a seam allowance, so you could let this waist out 5.5 cm max



Here we have 3.3 cm to lengthen the inseam, but again, you need some seam allowance so it could be let down 2.5 cm.

 

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