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Pattern making - Women's body measurements

κατασκευή πατρόν - pattern making

What we have to measure on the female body and how we take the measurements for making patterns, is the basis for the further work of designing and cutting.

Taking the right and accurate measures is very important for the success of a pattern and consequently a garment.

The measures are the basis of the geometric frame on which we will design any model.

Without them and in fact with great accuracy we will not be able to design a proper clothing pattern.

Unless of course we use the standard sizes.

Key measurements for pattern making

κατασκευή πατρόν | εικόνα πως παίρνουμε τα σωστά μέτρα

Chest circumference: It is measured by passing the tape measure just below the point of attachment of the armpit.

7 centimeters below the base of the neck, at the center front (from armpit to armpit).

εικόνα που δείχνει πως να μετράμε την τάλια στην ραπτική.

Its length forward to the talia. (Bust):

We measure from the protruding neck bone, above the chest, and vertically down to the waist.

εικόνα πως να μετράμε το σώμα στην ραπτική

From the neck to the waist:

From point A to point D in the image, we can see how to measure the back length up to the waist.

That is, from the bone behind the neck to the waist.


Bust circumference:

It is measured by placing the tape measure around the fullest part of the chest.

Be careful not to let the tape measure slip at the back.

περιφερεια μεσης

Waist circumference:

It is the measurement of the narrowest point of the bust.

Precision in placing the tape measure is crucial.

εικόνα πως να μετράμε την περιφέρεια των γοφών στην ραπτική

Hip circumference:

It is measured at the point of the hips that protrudes the most, typically about 20 centimeters below the waist.

The tape measure must pass over the most prominent points of the body, namely the hips, buttocks, and abdomen.

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Shoulder length:

It starts from the point where the neck begins and extends to the point of the shoulder bone.

Dots x – ψ of the image.

Dart height:

From the point where the neck begins to the point that protrudes the most on the chest (nipple).

Points Υ – Φ on the image.

εικόνα πως να μετράμε το σώμα για την κατασκευή πατρόν

Distance between nipples.

In the image, we see how to measure the distance between the nipples.

εικόνα πως να μετράμε το σώμα στην ραπτική

Dress length.

The image at points A – B shows us how and from where to take the entire length of the women’s dress

Back width.

It is the measurement taken from one side to the other at the point where the sleeve attaches.

At points M – L.

Other measurements for pattern making.

Neck size: Measure the base of the neck, touching the front collarbone.

Arm: With the arm bent, measure the biceps.

Wrist: Measure the circumference of the wrist, keeping the tape measure slightly loose.

Ankle: Measure around the ankle, just above the bone.

Crotch: Measure from the side waist down to the chair seat while the client is seated.

Skirt length: Measure the length of the skirt from the waist to the desired endpoint (front).

Pants length: From the waist to the ankle. Along the outer part of the leg.

Waist to floor: Measure from the waist at the center back to the floor.

Now that we've learned how to measure the client's body, let's move on to learn the basic patterns.

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Εξαίρετο όσον αφορά το πως παίρνουμε μέτρα ..,

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Σας ευχαριστούμε πάρα πολύ !!!!!



i guess its the same to the men, right? or does it differ? thanks for advance

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Response from Sxedio Modas

Regarding the measurements on the body, yes. The basic measurements match those of women’s. However, men’s patterns have their own techniques. Stay tuned to our website because an article ‘How to Make Basic Men’s Patterns’ is coming. Thank you for following us!

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εφτιαξα το πρωτο μου πατρον!ειμαι πολυ υπερηφανη!σας ευχαριστω!!!!

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Ηλιανα Ξ.



δυσκολεύτηκα να πάρω τις μετρήσεις στο σώμα μου μόνη μου, δε ξερω αν το εκανα σωστα!!

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i am a plus size person and its really difficult for me to find anything i want. that’s the reason i started sewing and knitting. after two years of practise i m able to make whatever i see in stores and i adapt it on my size

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