Taking Measurements 101

To begin finding your desired pattern you need your correct measurements. The measurements on a pattern can be very confusing if you don’t know how to apply your measurements. Diana’s Sewing Lessons has given a very good overview of Butterick and Vogue measurements as well as McCalls/Simplicity measurements.

This is a picture heavy post so that you can see the different places to measure. The “high bust” measurement is taken above the breasts and under the arms, very strange to me as I have never taken this measurement before. The hardest thing for me to remember is that the “high bust” measurement is actually the “Bust” for Simplicity and McCalls, which I am most familiar with, and the measurement is the “Chest” for Buttericks and Vogue.

Male High Bust Measurement B/V  = Chest M/S = Bust

Male High Bust Measurement
B/V = Chest
M/S = Bust

20150806_223323

Female High Bust Measurement B/V = Chest M/S = Bust

Then you take your traditional bust measurement at the nipples and that is the “Bust” in Buttericks and Vogue, but not used at all for Simplicity and McCalls.

20150806_223019

Male Bust Measurement B/V = Bust M/S = N/A

20150806_223352

Female Bust Measurement B/V = Bust M/S = N/A

The waist measurement is the same for all 4 pattern makers, at the smallest portion of the waist, usually a couple inches above the belly button.

20150806_223156

Male Waist Measurement B/V = Waist M/S = Waist

20150806_223419

Female Waist Measurement B/V = Waist M/S = Waist

The hips measurement is also the same for all 4 pattern makers at the widest part of your butt.

20150806_223232

Male Hip Measurement B/V = Hip M/S = Hip

20150806_223437

Female Hip Measurement B/V = Hip M/S = Hip

20150806_224925

Whitney’s Current Measurements at 08/15

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s