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measurement chart?

fenellasaunders | Posted in Fitting on

Does anyone have an electronic version (PDF or excel or whatever) of a standard body measurement chart for garment fitting? I can’t locate one on the Threads site, but I thought I’d see if anyone else had tracked one down before I created one from scratch. Thanks!


  1. solosmocker | | #1

    Are you talking about the measurement charts for patterns? If so, you could google any of the pattern companyies for their charts.

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      fenellasaunders | | #4

      What I mean is a document where you can fill in all your own (or someone else's) body measurements. For custom fitting, not for checking pattern sizes. If there is a chart like this on the Threads site, could you point me to it? I couldn't find one.

      1. starzoe | | #9

        This is the measurement chart from Threads - not easy to find, I know.
        http://magazine-directory.com/Threads.htmDouble-checking the website, I couldn't get directly to the chart, but put "measurement chart" into the search there, and it comes up.....the more measurements you take, the better the fit.Edited 8/21/2007 8:26 pm ET by starzoe

        Edited 8/21/2007 8:26 pm ET by starzoe

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          fenellasaunders | | #10

          Aha! I thought it had to be there somewhere. I managed to extract the direct link, in case anyone else needs it:http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00150.asp

  2. MargieT | | #2

    Burda has an excellent one.

  3. starzoe | | #3

    The Threads site has a very good measurement chart, easy to download and copy.

  4. cat42 | | #5

    A few years ago when Threads mailed the magazines with a plain paper cover, they included a measurement chart on one of those paper covers, that is, the kind of measurement chart you fill in. I'll try to reproduce it for you.The chart came with diagrams to indicate what was meant by each item, but I don't have the ability to reproduce the diagrams. But I can give word description:- Shoulder length is from base of neck to shoulder point at armhole
    - Shoulder-to-shoulder is from shoulder point on left to shoulder point on right side, measured both across front and across back.
    - Back width is not defined, but I think it is across the back from armhole to armhole at widest point
    - Shoulder slope (front and back). This also is not defined, but my guess is that it is the vertical distance that the shoulder point is below the neckline at the shoulder
    - Neck to waist (front) is from neckline to waist at center front
    - Neck to waist (back) is from neckline to waist at center back
    -Arm length (over arm) is from shoulder point on armhole to wrist bone, with arm slightly bent at elbow and with measuring tape following bent arm over the elbow.
    - Biceps/upper arm circumference: measure around arm just below armhole, at fullest part of the upper arm
    - Armhole depth: vertical distance from shoulder point to underarm (not measured along armhole curve, but vertically)
    - bust circumference is at full bust
    - Upper bust circumference is with measuring tape above the full bust, up against the underarm
    - Under bust circumference is where a bra band would be.
    - Natural neckline is circumference around neck
    - Neck edge to bust point (bust depth) is not indicated on drawings, but I believe it is from point where shoulder and neckline meet, to the apex of the bust
    - Neck edge to waist is measured on the front, over the apex, from point where shoulder and neckline meet, to waist
    - legs outer seam is from waist to ankle bone (or to floor)
    - legs inseam is from crotch to ankle bone (or to floor). Some people say it is also the difference between the leg outer seam and the crotch depth.
    - Waist to floor (front) is from waist over abdomen to floor
    - Waist to floor (back) is from waist over buttock to floor
    - Crotch depth is measured while sitting on a hard, flat surface, along body at sideseam, from waist to the hard surface. Tho some people say to measure vertically (not along body).
    - Crotch length total is from waist at center back, around crotch to waist at center front
    - Crotch length front is from waist at center front, to point under crotch where the inseams meet
    - Crotch length back is from waist at center back, to point under crotch where the inseams meet
    - Waist circumference is measured around waist
    - Abdomen width is measured from side seam to side seam across fullest part of abdomen
    - Abdomen depth is distance below waist that the abdomen width is measured
    - Hip circumference is measured around the hips at the fullest part (could be anywhere between the waist and the crotch)
    - Hip depth is distance below waist that the hip circumference is measured
    - Fullest part of hip is measured from side side seam to side seam across fullest part of hip
    - Fullest hip depth is distance below waist that the fullest part of hip is measuredCat

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      fenellasaunders | | #6

      That's exactly what I needed! Thank you SO MUCH for scanning that! I don't remember that issue of Threads so it may have been before I subscribed, but do you have the issue number so I can check?Thanks again so much!

      1. cat42 | | #7

        I didn't scan it, as I don't have a scanner. I hand typed it into a table. But, you're welcome. Glad its what you wanted.

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          fenellasaunders | | #8

          Oh wow, above and beyond! Now I'm really floored! But I'm glad you posted it here in case others are looking for something similar.

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