I'm looking at the measurement charts and can't figure out what this term refers to. Any ideas? Thanks!
I think it's the measurement of the opening at the bottom of the garment.
I always thought it was the fullest part of the garment, where it will go over the hips.
Sweep: You will see this measurement most commonly found on coats or jackets. The sweep is the circumference of the bottom hem of a skirt, dress, coat, or jacket. For a jacket or coat, measure the sweep across the bottom hem from open edge to open edge. For a skirt or dress, measure the sweep by laying the garment flat with seams matched, measure end to end, then double.
From Ebay website.
Thank you! that helps to know.
Kathleen, now why didn't QVC put this kind of definition in their glossary of definitions? This would have helped if this was there. Also another one which I didn't know until someone here explained it: HPS means High point shoulder and its another sewing term used. This is the kind of info that we need in the QVC glossary.
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