If you do not like to work with the above method, it is also possible to convert using a calculator. 1" equals 2.54 cms. Multiply the measurements in these lessons by 2.54 and you will have measurements in cms. A calculator comes in very handy here!
1. Head, just above ears_____.
3. Bust, around fullest part_____.
4. Hip, around fullest part_____.
5. Back shoulders, from arm socket to arm socket across back_____.
6. Back chest, just above armhole_____.
7. Waist, around belt_____.
8. Upper Arm_____.
15. Bust point to bust point_____.
16. Bust point depth; measure from top of shoulder at neck point to point of bust_____.
17. Crotch depth. Sit on a hard chair. Measure down from belt over hip at side seam to the chair. See a sewing book if you are unsure how to take this measurement._____.
18. Front Crotch. Measure from center front waist down to crotch (the point where pants inseam intersects front/back crotch seam)____
19. Armhole. Measure from shoulder, down around under armpit and back up to shoulder, keeping tape snug. Ease must be added when drafting the pattern_____.
* This measurement is used to check the front chest measurement. Measure across chest with arms hanging down at the sides, at point where arm joins body.
If there are any special fitting problems, measure and take note of them. Wear the shoes and undergarments you will be wearing with the finished garment. Heels affect fit and drape, especially for skirts and pants. Fasten a narrow belt snugly around waist, and use it as the waist reference throughout.
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