Before you start cutting out the pattern pieces, you must measure yourself to determine your size using the following size chart. You can see how to measure yourself in the following sketch. Ask a friend to help you and stand in front of a mirror. When measuring the width, it is important that you guide the tape measure horizontally to the body, and do not constrict yourself at the point. The tape measure should be close to your body, but not tight.
Note your measurements and choose your size according to the size chart. For dresses, shirts and jackets, use your bust width as a guide, and for pants and skirts, use your hip circumference.
For further orientation, you will also find a table with the actual measurements of the finished garment in the pattern instructions.
BACK LENGTH: measure from base of neck to waist.
SHOULDERWIDTH: measure from the base of the neck to the outer curve of the shoulder
BREAST DEPTH: measure from the base of the neck to the strongest point on the chest
BUST: measure across the strongest part of the chest
UPPER ARM WIDTH: measure across the strongest part of the upper arm
WAIST: measure across the narrowest part of the waist
CROSS LENGTH: measure from the waist (front side) over the pubic area to the waist (back side)
TOP TIGH WIDTH: measure across the thickest part of the thigh.
KNEE WIDTH: measure across the strongest part of the knee
BODY LENGTH: Body length indicates how tall you are. It is measured without shoes from the crown of the head to the heel
Size Chart – Sizes 34-46 in cm
|Length Upper Body||40,4||40,5||40,6||40,7||40,8||40,9||41|
|Width of Back||32||33||34||35,2||36,4||37,6||39,4|
|Upper Arm Width||26||27||28||29,4||30,8||32,2||34,2|
Size Chart – Sizes 48-56 in cm
|Length Upper Body||41,1||41,2||41,3||41,4||41,5|
|Upper Tigh Width||50,9||60||60,2||60,4||60,6|
|Upper Arm Width||36,2||38,2||40,2||42,2||44,2|