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The Measurement of Garments
In order to prepare the design and the full garment measurement, precise measurement guidelines are required. Sometimes, a simple measurements are not sufficient to prepare this. The measurement specification is mainly derived from the buyer in order to determine the exact measurements of each component of the clothing.
Measurement techniques for garments measurement are designed to demonstrate how to and where to take measurements at a range of different measurement points the garments that are finished across every aspect of the product. Guidelines for measuring clothing should be followed in reviewing specifications for size as well as when measuring garments, and creating samples of products.
Measurements of clothing can aid in reducing time to production and decrease the cost of production. Every well-known manufacture sector has department for measuring garments. They employ a few essential measures to make an exact pattern and the perfect sample. The method we employ is the same method of garment measurement to judge the quality of garments and use the same terminology for the measurements.
Traditional tailors have precisely determined the body’s size to determine the body’s size for clothing making by using measuring tapes using their own experience. They saw similarities between clothing they created for people and began thinking about proportionally scaled patterns that could be made for individuals of various sizes, also known as “graded” collections of sizes for clothing. This is why it is now the main source of clothing that is that is available to the mass market. A successful mass production of clothes requires an approach to producing an the correct size of garment measurement that can be properly fitted. The old methods of measuring body size take a long time, they are prone to errors, to human error and inaccurateness of measurement, and the most crucial is the requirement to be physically touching the body to measure the body’s size.
Terms and abbreviations:
Abbreviations and terms below are often used in garment measurement.
- BK = Back
- BLW = Below
- BTTM = the bottom
- BTTN = Button
- CB is Center Back
- C = Center Front
- CNTR = Center
- FM = From
- FT = Front
- HPS is High Point Shoulder.
- MSRMNT = Measurement
- SHLDR = Shoulder
- W/B = Waistband
- W/O = Without
Preparation to Measure Garments:
- A table with a smooth, flat surface should be used.
- Garment must be buttoned , and zipped unless specified otherwise.
- Garment that has no closure must be worn over the specified area.
- Take care to remove any wrinkles, folds or creases from the garment, without causing distortion.
How to Measure Measurement for Garment Measurement:
Certain guidelines or rules must be adhered to when taking measurements of garments to ensure that everyone uses the same measurement techniques or method. The company must have these guidelines written down and be an integral part of the its quality policy. It is vital to measure garments correctly for achieving a high-quality garment.
The basic garment measurement guidelines are listed below:
- Before beginning the measurement of garments start by taking a measurement specification form along with measurement tools and document the measurements.
- Make all measurements using a an iron ruler or fiberglass scale.
- Measurements can be taken using clothing set on a table in a natural place.
- Measure all measurements to within 1/8″ by using an 1/8″ elastic metal tape measurement, or according to the specifications of the buyer.
- Do not pull or stretch your garment during measurements, unless specifically stated.
- All measurements must be taken from the outside edge to outside edge , unless otherwise stated by the inside to the outside.
- Take measurements of the garment on the one’s left.
- Make measurements of openings such as neck, waist and leg openings etc. from the within the edge.
- For seams that are curving like rises and armholes, place tape on the edge and walk across seam to measure.
- If you are taking measurement of stretch, extend to the full extent of the fabric but not very far.
Measurement Placement Techniques:
Techniques for measuring measurement placement will differ for misses, petite size, sizes for women as well as tall sizes. These will be outlined on specifications of the buyer.
Petite Sizes: 4’11” – 5’3” average figure.
Misses Sizes: 5’3 1/2 ” – 5’7 1/2 ” average figure.
Tall Sizes: over 5/7”, average figure.
Women’s Sizes: 5’3 1/2 ” 5’7″ – 5’7″ ” Fuller Figure.
To create a flawless pattern, sample , and to make sure you have a perfect fit, these measurements are crucial.
For measurement techniques Wool and Knit Tops Blazers, Blouses, Blouses jackets Dresses as well as Jumpsuits
Measure straight from the high point of your shoulder to the bottom edge of the garment.
Measurement tape is used between shoulder point and shoulder point. Straight across back, from armhole seam to the armhole seam.
Place the measurement tape 1″ below the seam under the arm Straight across front, outside edge to the outside edge.
Measure straight across the front, from outside edge to the outside edge.
Straightly measure across front, from outside edge to the outside edge.
Measurement tape should be placed straight across the lower edge of garment from outside edge to the outside edge. If vents are present in the fabric, take measurements straight across it from outside edge to outside edge, at the top vents.
Center Back Sleeve Length:
Then fold the neck in half to determine the center or use a center back seam. Then, take the measurement from the center back neck line to shoulder. pivot, and then follow top of the sleeve line down to the the bottom edge of the sleeve including the cuff.
For Bottom Measurement Techniques:
First, place the garment flat, measure from the top edge of the waistband from outside edge from outside edge.
Elastic Waist (Stretched ):
The garment is laid flat, facing up , keeping waistband edges in line and then measure the upper edge of waistband from outside edge to outside edge.
Hip (Pant ):
Lay the garment flat and let it fall naturally at the waist (back could be higher than the front). Take 4″ to the right of the crotch on the front, following the an arc. The measurement should be in the shape of a “V” perpendicular to the grain from the outside edge to the outside edge.
Use a measuring tape to take measurements along the curve from the point of crotch to the lower part of the waistband.
Use a measuring tape to take measurements along the curve from top of crotch line to the bottom of the waistband.
The left leg should be measured from the top of crotch to the bottom of the hem, following an the shape of an inseam.
Put a measuring tape on the left leg, straight across the bottom edge, from outside edge to the outside edge.
Skirt Bottom Opening:
Garment laid out on a flat surface Take a straight measurement across the front edge, and outside edge to the outside edge. If you have a curved or uneven hem, follow the the hemline. If vents are present be sure to measure straight across the fabric from the outside edge to edge on the top of vents.
The Skirt’s Back Center Length is:
The measuring tape is put on flat garment beginning from bottom seam of waistband at the center back. Straight across to the bottom of the garment.
Garment laid out flat and facing up Measure 8″down from the bottom of the waistband on seams to the sides. Take a straight line from the outside edge to the outside edge.