Saturday, November 14, 2009

Basics in sewing-Taking body measurements


Shoulder =A-B = Measured from the prominent bone at the end of one shoulder to the prominent bone at the end of the other shoulder.
Chest = Measured around the fullest part of the chest= C-D
Waist line. =Measured around the natural waist line= G-H
Hip = Measured around the fullest part of the hip=I-J .Usually 7” to 8” down from the waist line.It is also called seat measurement.
Upper arm = biceps =.Measured around Q-R
Sleeve width= Measured around the edge of the sleeve =O-P.
Sleeve length= Measured from B, on shoulder line, to the edge of the sleeve S
Full length for the bodice = E-F Measured from the shoulder line to waist.
Full for skirts, Salwar etc… = Measured from waist line to the bottom edge of the garment
Neck width=1/12th chest + 1/4"or to taste.
Front neck depth=1/12 th chest + 1/2 " or to taste.
Back neck depth1"+1/2"or to taste.
Full length of long skirts= M-N . Measured from nape of the neck to the bottom edge of the skirt .

18 comments:

Savitha said...

I was just trying to take measurements of my daughter using ur guidelines...her chest measured 30inches. You have mentioned the neck width and neck depth is 1/12th + quarter and half inches respectively of chest measurement, which is only 2.5 inches + ...hows that correct? Please advise...Thanks, Savitha Ajith

vani said...

In olden days we used to stitch garments with close neck.This measurements gives you close neck garment.I have also written or to taste. Take actual measurement from a blouse and minus 1/2".and prepare draft.If the neck is small you can make it big. but if it is big....... .?

Unknown said...

hi mam...I just am learning stitching..gone through ur blog.today myself I stitched my 1st Kurtha....Its cos of ur blog...Thankq so much mam

vasantheni said...

fine

vasantheni said...

good one

Simran said...

Hello Aunty! mujhe sewing sekhni hai aap ki site se... lekin mujhe 1/12 ki samjh nahi aa rahi.. aap plz samjhein

Simran said...

Hello Aunty!!! mein aap ki site se sewing sekhna chahti hon.. lekin mujhe 1/12 ki samjh nahi aa rahi aap plz meri mushkil aasan kar den

Simran said...
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vani said...

1/12 th means divide the measurement by 12

deepa vinod said...
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deepa vinod said...

hi , amma
feeling great to see a women like u.u r doing a clear job that many of the young talents fail to do.i respect u as a teacher.hope this site is very useful to many house arrested(home makers)women like me.i have no one to encourage me,but my passion for stiching never dies...

vani said...

Hi deepa !
Glad to know that my blog has been useful to you.Thank you very much for your encouraging comment.
Best wishes
vani

deepa vinod said...

hi amma,
can u plz explain the method of piping of necklines with pictures

Udaya devi said...

hai amma,

Your blog is so informative and easily understandable. I tired Anaarkali chudithar from your blog. Its awesome. I got more interest in sewing after your blog. thank you for your blog....

Udaya devi said...

Hai amma,
Your blog is so simple and useful too.I sewed annarkali chudithar from your blog. Its awesome. i got interest to stitch more at my free timings. Thank you for your blog amma.

hasi said...

Hello! I always check your site. It is very helpful. Can you please explain how to get the perfect arm hole measurement? And how to lessen the shoulders of deep cut front and back neck lines?

Anuradha Loganathan said...

Hello Mam, This is the first time I am login to this site. Wonderful site. I used to stitch blouse and salwar kameez and frock and all only by taking model dress measurement. I dont know how to take body measurement from the persons . Thanks a lot. This is Very useful for me. Please post like this that taking body measurement for crosecut blouse. Thank you so much. No words to prise You. I become madly Your Fan

garnet said...

Hello Vani Aunty. I have another issue. The tailor has sewed me a dress with a very wide neck. Its really uncomfortable to wear such a dress. How do I fix it. It's a full work dress. Please help.