Sunday, 4 July 2010

Taking Measurements

This is the first part of my Simplicity Dress 3833 Series, View A. These measurements relate to the dress I am making but can be used for reference for other clothing garments. It is important to take accurate measurements and it is advisable to get a friend to help you.

Waist



To measure the waist hold the tape measure around the thinnest part and write down the measurement. Make sure its not too tight or too loose.

Back Length


From the nape of the neck to where the waist was measured.

Chest


Hold the tape measure from the fullest part of the back to the bust area.

Sleeve Length



Place your hand on your hip to measure the sleeve length. From the shoulder to the wrist this is the arm length.

Remember to record your Measurements.

If you are after a great way to record your details please visit Keya Lou blog to download a great Pattern Making Measurements Sheet in PDF.

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