How to take body measurements for dress
Instructor : Savitha
Skill Level : Beginners 00:05:24
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In this class, learn to take body measurements for making a dress/kurti in a systematic way.
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Hi, for now the classes are only in English. However we are trying to find a good translator who can translate in Hindi but then the questions can be answered in English only.
You are welcome. Our teaching method is based on body measurements, however we will try to soon add a class on taking measurements from a ready blouse.
No I didn't but does it matter? Why didn't you feel the other way round :-). Just kidding.
Sometimes you may find similarities in some sewing techniques followed by different people as this skill has been there since ages and some techniques of sewing may be similar and practiced by different people around the world.
No, there are changes.
When drafting pattern, you use the armround [biceps] measurement. Armhole measurement is only used for cross checking - that is after drawing the armhole curves, measure the front and back curves and you should get your armhole measurement plus ease given on chest. If you get less/more, shift the chest line down/up and redraw the curves.
In the First class on taking body measurements, we have shown taking measurements on the mannequin. You would need to take your own measurements in the same way.
In the 2nd class on drafting pattern, we used the measurements of an actual person [not of the mannequin]. While drafting pattern, please use your measurements and not the measurements shown in the video.
After drafting the body pattern, always measure the armhole curve and ensure it is your body measurement plus ease given on chest. If less/more, shift the chest line down/up and redraw the curves.
After drafting sleeves pattern, measure the curves and match it with the body pattern. If the sleeves curve is less/more - increase/decrease the ease and redraw the curves.
For Kurtis/dress we have explained taking the waist measurement in our free tutorial on taking body measurements. Waist length is taken till the smallest part of the waist. If in doubt, you may bend to one side and wherever the waist bends would be the point where you need to take the waist length. For other garments it is explained in the respective classes.
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About the Instructor
Ms. Savitha has been conducting classes in Pattern making and sewing since the year 2010. She started with her Online classes to reach out to more students. Her words, "I love sewing and teaching and I have been lucky to be able to make my passion, my profession. I try my best to simplify things and teach in a simple and easy way so that even beginners in pattern making and sewing are able to learn from our online classes and make their garments with professional finish".
Hi Savita.....my name is yvette Savyell. Im from Kolkata and I've always had a passion for stitching all kinds of garments etc for men, women and kids. I saw your online classes on YouTube and was very very impressed...so i was wondering if you could teach me in detail how to stitch a Kurt for my size.
This is extremely well done. No time wasted, short and precise explanation.
Thank you so much you are helping many by sharing your knowledge & god given gifts. God bless you !!!