Measuring for patterns

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I had a discussion with a young seamtress about where to measure the
bust for the correct pattern size. I stated it is above the bust and
she said actual bustline. Which is the one used for patterns?


Re: Measuring for patterns
Dear cmarchb,

To get a good fitting pattern, the above-bust measurement will come
closer; however, it means that alterations will be necessary.  The
armscye and the shoulder width are the most important fitting areas.
Once the pattern size is determined by fitting these areas, the bust
can be easily altered.

Teri


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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Vogue has a very complete "how to measure" page here:

http://www.voguepatterns.com/indexfv.html

click "Standard Body Measurement Chart".

HTH,

Beverly



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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Patterns are sized for a B cup bust.  If you are a B, then use the
actual bust measurement.  If not, use the high bust measurement and
adjust the bustline up or down as required when you have a good fit for
the torso.

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Soooo, what do you do when the measurement just above the bust is also
just above the waist?  ;-)
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Pogonip wrote:
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Buy pattern drafting software!  :D

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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*chuckling, remembering the days when Kate said that hand-drafting had
to be easier than software-drafting*

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Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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Wea re all allowed to learn by experience!  :)

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I measure both.  I also measure under the bust since large ribcages can make
a big difference too.  (like mine, DD's, etc.)  I then work from whichever
is largest to figure the pattern size.  I can adjust DOWN easily with a
fitting.  Adjusting up, if there isn't enough room in there for the largest
part, is quite a bit trickier.  

That usually means I pick the pattern based on the bustline.  Most of the
time that is the largest of the measurements.  

Sharon
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