Advice 1: How to measure figure

If you are going to start to sew or knit, you first need to know the dimensions of the future product. It is necessary to take the measurements. For making measurements you need to know more, for knitting — less, but to build a pattern or count the number of loops "by eye" is no good. In order to not have to measure every time you want something to sew — do it once and record.
For the measurements, use a tape measure
You will need
  • The tape
  • A sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Line
Start take measurements of the neck. Measure the circumference of the neck. The zero mark of the tape measure attach to the jugular notch, circle around the base of the neck so that it fell on the seventh vertebra, and close again over the jugular notch. Measure the transverse diameter of the neck — the distance between the base of the neck.
Clear the chest. Take three measurements. Sanimer in any case, passes through the most convex point of the blades. In one case, it covers the middle of the shoulder blades and the top edge touches the armpits and above the base of the breast. The second measurement is removed in the middle of the blades and the convex parts of the breast. These two measurements are taken sequentially, quarter-inch blades it does not move. The third measurement of the chest runs horizontally, parallel to the waist line, through the most convex part of the chest. It doesn't matter what part of the blades it captures. When you build a pattern usually requires poluobhvat breast — linear 1, 2 or 3.
Measure the width of the chest. It is measured on a line which connects the base of the armpits, over the most convex points of the chest. Measure, Viso chest from the base of the neck to the highest point of the chest. Measure the center of the chest — the distance between the most convex points of the chest.
Obmerte waist. The tape runs horizontally along the waist line at the narrowest its place.
Measure around your hips. Start to measure it on the right side of the trunk, through the most convex part of the buttocks and abdomen. If the stomach really stands, you can make it to the range and measure the circumference of the hips taking into account the protrusion of the abdomen.
Measure the vertical measurements. Back length to the waist line is measured from one point in the base of the neck to the waist line parallel to the spine. Front length to waist is measured from the point base of the neck to the waist. Point the base of the neck is the highest point of the neck.
Measure the height of the shoulder of the front. It is measured from the most convex point of the breast to the end point of the shoulder. Shoulder width is measured from the point the base of the neck to the end point of the shoulder. In order to determine the size sleeve, remove the measurements of arm circumference in the most prominent point of the hand and the circumference of the wrist and elbow.
Measure the height of the openings in the back. It is measured from a line drawn through the upper points of the armpits, to the base of the neck. Remove the measurements of the back. Measure the distance between the most convex points of the blades. Back width measured between the bases of the armpits.
If you are going to sew the pants, you still need to know a few measurements. Girth mid-thigh is measured at the most convex part of the thigh to the middle from the crotch to mid-knee. Circumference of ankle, measured parallel to the floor, above the inner ankle. The length of the inside leg measure from the crotch to the floor
Vertical measurements are taken completely horizontal - divided by 2 because the pattern is based on half the details.

Before you build the pattern, determine the type of your figure. It can be normal, stooped, or pereghibati.
Useful advice
Measurements shoot with an assistant. Some of you will not be able to remove yourself.

During the measurements, stand still and of course, not horbites and not strain.

Advice 2 : How to measure body parameters

To correctly measure parameters of the body may not everyone. With these measurements we face when we want to sew for myself any thing. Specialists in tailoring know how to measure each parameter on the human body, but the ordinary man in the street can face a need to know such information about themselves.
To measure basic parameters with each person
The main parameters on the human body are: hips, waist, bust, bottom band. Hip is measured horizontally across the most prominent part of the hips. The waist on the contrary passes through the narrowest part. The meter should be carried out to horizontal, pull the stomach don't need, stick to your usual position. Bust is measured at the apex of the chest. The meter does not need much to pull on the chest. Do the measurement on the exhale. The volume under the chest ribbon is the most highly under the breast, but does not capture the mammary glands. These four parameters will be enough to pick up on the figure sheets.
There are a number of indicators that you may need. To facilitate measurements and make them the most accurate, tie on the waist line an ordinary rubber band or string. This accessory you need to accurately measure data involving the waist line. Note that all parameters of circumference and volume are recorded in half-size, the same rule applies to the indicator of the width of the back.
Height – measured from the highest point of the head to the feet. Pants length – the tape is held vertically from the waist to the desired length of the leg, given the roundness of the hips. Neck circumference – the measurement is performed at the very base of the neck. Front length to waist – to-tape passes from the highest point of the shoulder seam on the convex side of the breast to the waist line. Simultaneously with this measure off the height of the chest – from shoulder seam to the most convex part of the chest. Shoulder width is measured from one hand to the other, the tape passes over the protruding part of the blades. Back length to waist – measure from the seventh cervical vertebra vertically to the waist line. Product length – parameter is also measured as previous figure, from the seventh cervical vertebra to the desired length. Shoulder length – the tape needs to hold the base of the neck to the shoulder joint. Girth of hand – measured at the widest part of the hand grabbing the armpit. Sleeve length – the tape is carried out from the shoulder joint to the desired length. The girth of the wrist – measured the thinnest part of the wrist.
Specialists in designing clothing carried out a large number of different measurements. But the average person is enough to know the above indicators.
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