Sewing Measurements Worksheet
Easy-to-follow, Step-by-step Instructions for Consistent, Accurate Measuring for the Seamstress or Dressmaker
Your finished garment will only fit as well as the accuracy of the measurements it was based upon. Whether you are making or altering something for yourself, a family member or friend, or having clothing made or altered by someone else, accurate measurements are essential for a proper fit. Our worksheets are intended to show you where and how to correctly take and record those measurements.
Worksheet - Female Sewing Measurements
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This worksheet shows you how to take and record the seven most commonly used measurements for dressmaking and the alteration of women’s clothing.
Critical Measurements Include:
- Bust (chest) - Measured at the nipple line
- Waist - Measured at the narrowest point
- Hips - Measured at the broadest (largest) point
- Length (neck to waist) - Measured down the spine
- Length (waist to desired finished distance from floor) - Measured down the spine*
- Inseam - Measured from the crotch to desired finished distance from floor*
- Crotch Depth - Measured seated, on the side, from seat to waist
Worksheet - Female Measurements ©1999-2009 RBR, Inc.
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