The accurate body measurements are the base for the creation of the garment with perfect fit.
When you do custom tailoring for the patterns drafting you measure your client’s body and do some calculations. For the mass clothing productions, companies use size values of the typical figures.

There are several kinds of the measurements:

  • the base measurements, they have to be taken by measuring the body: height, chest, waist circumference, hip circumference, sleeve length
  • additional measurements, which can be measured or calculated: armhole depth from back side, nape to waist, hips height,  length of the garment, bust height, front side waist length, back width
  • additional measurements, which can be calculated only: back neck width, armhole width
  • special measurements, which should be taken in certain cases:  upper arm circumference, elbow circumference, wrist  circumference, neck circumference, half shoulder width,  bust width

CHEST/BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
Abbreviation: Bu
Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of  your chest, put the tape under armpits,  the ends should come together on the level of  the lower parts of the shoulder blades in the middle of the back. It is very important to measure this value correctly because it is the base for calculation of  the other measurements.

WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE
Abbreviation: Tu
Wrap the measuring tape around the narrowest part of the waist and put the ends together in front of the body.  Make sure that the tape is placed  strictly horizontally.

 

HIPS CIRCUMFERENCE
Abbreviation: Hu
Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of  your buttocks, put the ends together on the any side. Make sure that the tape is placed  strictly horizontally.

 

NECK CIRCUMFERENCE
Abbreviation: Hsu
Wrap the measuring tape tightly around the neck on the level of stitching line of the collar. This measurements is used to control the pattern.

BACK NECK WIDTH
Abbreviation: Hs
It is calculated by the formula: 0,1*0,5*Bu plus 2 cm

ARMHOLE DEPTH from back side
Abbreviation: Rh
It is measured starting from the seventh cervical vertebra along the spine till the horizontal line  passing between the armpits.
It is better to use calculated value, by the formula: 0,1*Bu plus 10.5 cm

NAPE TO WAIST
Abbreviation: Rl
It is measured starting from the seventh cervical vertebra along the spine till the line of the waist measurement (see above).
It is better to measure this value, but it can be also calculated: one fourth of growth minus 1 cm.

HIPS HIGHT
Abbreviation: Ht
It is measured starting from the seventh cervical vertebra along the spine till the line of the hips circumference measurement (see above).

BUST HEIGHT
Abbreviation: Bt I
It is measured starting from the seventh cervical vertebra till the most prominent point of the bust.

 

BUST HEGHT without Hs
Abbreviation: Bt II
It is calculated by the formula: 0.25*Bu plus 3-5 cm

FRONT SIDE WAIST LENGTH
Abbreviation: VI I
It is measured starting from the seventh cervical vertebra through the most prominent point of the bust till the waist measurement line (see above).

 

FRONT SIDE WAIST LENGTH  without Hs
Abbreviation: VI II
It is calculated by the formula:
Bu 80-90: Rl + 4 cm
Bu 91-100: Rl + 4.5 cm
Bu 101-110: Rl + 4.5 cm+ 0.1*delta
Bu 111-120: Rl + 5 cm + 0.1*delta
Bu 121-130: Rl + 5.5 cm + 0.1*delta
Bu more than 131: Rl + 6 cm + 0.1*delta
where delta = Bu – 100.

BACK WIDTH
Abbreviation: Rb
It is measured along the bust circumference measurement line (see above) between the points of the back boundaries. Only hlaf of the measured value has to be taken.
It can be also calculated by the formula: 0.125*Bu plus 5.5 cm

 

ARMHOLE WIDTH
Abbreviation: Ad
It is calculated by the formula: 0.125*Bu – 1.5 см

BUST WIDTH
Abbreviation: Bb
It is calculated by the formula: 0.25*Bu – 4 см

HALF SHOULDER LENGTH
Abbreviation: Schb
It is measured from the neck base till the future stitching line of the sleeve.

 

SLEEVE LENGTH
Abbreviation: Alg
Raise your arm, bend the elbow slightly.  Measure the value along the surface side of the arm starting from the future armhole stitching line till the wrist line.

 

UPPER ARM CIRCUMFERENCE
Abbreviation: Obu
Wrap the measuring tape tightly around the fullest part of  the arm.

 

WRIST CIRCUMFERENCE
Abbreviation: Hgu
Wrap the measuring tape tightly around the wrist.

 

Following the school “Müller and Sohn”

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