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How to take body measurements for dress

Instructor : Savitha
Skill Level : Beginners 00:05:24
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Beginner in pattern making and sewing?
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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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Class 1 - Taking body measurements 00:05:24

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Q : Mam is this the same mesurements for men and children - Violet (2 weeks ago)
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No, there are changes. 

Q : Hi, Yes, know that I understand, for Hand part, you have told "half of the arm round from the Body sloper". Just want to confirm, if it is arm round or arm hole. - Nagavalli (4 months ago)
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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. 

Q : Hi, I have a Question with the clarification in the arm Hole and Arm Round. Everytime I cut the sleeves, it bigger or uneven at the under arm. Initially in your Body measurement video the arm hole was 13 and arm round was 10. But in the drafting and cutting, Basic sloper videos arm hole was thought as 17 and arm round is 13. My measurement is Arm hole 14 and Arm Round is 10. Please help - Nagavalli (4 months ago)
A :

Hi,

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. 

Q : Madam, Kindly explain me about WAIST Length in detail. i.e. for Blouse, Kurti , Skirt, etc., especially for Kurti upto where Waist length is to be measured exactly? - S S RAJESWARI (4 months ago)
A :

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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Savitha

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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".

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02-05-2017 Sowmya

This is extremely well done. No time wasted, short and precise explanation.

09-05-2017 Vamsi

Thank you so much you are helping many by sharing your knowledge & god given gifts. God bless you !!!

13-04-2018 Shadow Shimmer

Mam loving your teaching methods mam