The Fit Form

A Critical Standard for Product Development
best practices collaboration fit product development tool
Online course

This online course with certificate covers the fundamentals and best practices for the use of a fit form, dummy or mannequin. The fit form is an essential tool in any product development process. Learners will take away an understanding of the importance of the fit form as well as learn industry best practices for using the fit form to maintain core size standards and brand loyalty.

1.5 hour
This course is suited for any team member who is using a fit form for the first time or who would like a refresher on best practices for fit forms within a product evaluation process.

How will you learn?

The course is self-paced and includes 3 modules of interactive instruction, exercises and knowledge assessments. An in-course glossary at the learner's fingertips facilitates the understanding of technical terms.

The course comprises 90 minutes of learning material. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive an Alvanon Certificate of Completion.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Understand the role of a fit form in the product evaluation process.

Define the role of fit tools.

Correctly use the AlvaForm fit form.

Online course Detailed outline

Pre-assessment Free trial

This is to assess the knowledge you already have on the course topics and evaluate how this course can be most helpful for you.

Introduction Free trial

Meet your instructor and get a better feel for what you will be learning during this course.

  • Welcome and Instructor Introduction
  • What is the Fit Form?

Module 1: The Fit Form Free trial

Understand why are there different fit forms, how they represent a customer target and why there are several form types.

  • 1.1 Why are There Different Fit Forms?
  • 1.2 Determine the Brand's Customer Target
  • 1.3 Target Customer Differentiation
  • 1.4 The Different Form Types
  • 1.5 Test Your Knowledge
  • 1.6 Finding the Right Fit: The Ice Breaker Case

Module 2: How to Use the Fit Form

Learn how to use the fit form, fit form features and explore the Reebok case study.

  • 2.1 Recap of Module 1
  • 2.2 Fit Form Features
  • 2.3 Test Your Knowledge
  • 2.4 Finding the Right Fit: The Reebok Case

Module 3: Evaluating Product Using the Fit Form

Understand the methods and steps for examining garment fit as well as when to evaluate on the flat garment, the Fit Form or the Fit Model.

  • 3.1 Recap of Module Two
  • 3.2 Methods for Evaluating Garment Fit
  • 3.3 The Steps in Garment Evaluation Activity
  • 3.4 Flat Measurement Evaluation
  • 3.5 Fit Form Evaluation
  • 3.6 Fit Model Evaluation
  • 3.7 Test Your Knowledge


Review the key facts and concepts about the Fit Form and its use.

  • Key Concepts Review & Summary
  • End of Course Survey

Hear it from our customers!

Aggregated Customer Ratings*

Course relevancy, depth, structure & clarity
4.25 / 5
Use of Multimedia
4.5 / 5
Likelihood to apply contents at work
4.4 / 5
Likelihood to recommend to a colleague/friend
4.1 / 5

*including only learners who earned a Certificate of Completion.

Tracy Rickert

Course Instructor

Tracy Rickert has over 20 years of apparel retail, design and management experience with multinational companies. Most recently, Tracy supervised a team of 15 Chemical and Textiles Engineers and Fabric Managers at Target in the development of raw materials for owned brand apparel.

About Alvanon

Alvanon was founded in 2001 when it developed a unique and innovative data-driven approach to solving the challenges of sizing and fit inherent in the apparel industry. Since that time, it has evolved into a global consulting firm advising the world’s leading apparel organizations on how to align their internal teams, processes and supply chains; more intimately engage their existing and target customers; and innovate to optimize profitability and achieve their growth objectives. It has amassed a wealth of expertise across every key industry discipline including consumer analytics, concept and technical design, product development, manufacturing, quality, sourcing, planning, merchandising, distribution, marketing, e-commerce and training.

Alvanon works with its clients across multiple apparel sectors in 89 countries. It operates from its head office in New York, European headquarters in London, and Asia offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Alvanon also has research, development and manufacturing facilities in Dongguan, China.

Approved with credit by The Textile Institute.
This credit can then be used towards gaining TI professsional qualifications, along with demonstrating a commitment to continuing professional development. The Textile Institute’s brand is an international sign of excellence.