Measurements for Misses Size 4

These measurements are taken according to the measurement system I learned while attending the Two Year Dressmaking Course at The French Fashion Academy.* What is provided here enables patternmaking for blouses, skirts, jackets, coats, dresses. In time I plan to get a pants form and those measurements will be added as well.

MISSES SIZE 4 MEASUREMENTS
1. Chest 33″
2. Bust 33″
3. Ribcage 28″ (taken 3″ below the bust)
4. Waist 24″ (body measurement) add 1/2″-1 1/2″ ease. For the fitting toile it was necessary to add 1 1/2″ ease. The amount of ease will vary with the style but I always start with at least 1/2″ and then make adjustments with the first fitting. For the fitting toile I had to add 1 1/2″ for a total waistline measurement of 25 1/2″.)
5. Abdomen 35″ (taken 4″ below the waist)
6. Waist to Abdomen 4″
7. Hip 36″
8. Neckline 6 5/8 total measurement
6 5/8 – 1″ = 5 5/8 divided by 2 = 2 5/8″
2 5/8″ for patternmaking (adjustment may be needed for an extra 1/4″ more bringing total to 2 7/8. Depends on the style.)
9. Waist to Hip 8″
10. Neckline to Bust 9 1/2″
11. Front Bodice Length 17″
12. Cross Chest Width 11″
13. Bust Separation 7″
14. Underarm Length 7 5/8″
15. Front Shoulder to Waist 14 1/4″
16. Back Shoulder to waist 15 1/4″
17. Back Bodice Length 16 3/8″
18. Cross Back Width 12″
19. Shoulder Width 4 1/4″
20. Arm Length to Elbow 13 1/2″
21. Arm Length 23″
22. Upper Arm Width 11 1/2″
23. Elbow Width 11″
24. Wrist Width 8″
25. Front Skirt Length 43 1/2″ —28″
26. Side Skirt Length 44″—- 28 1/2″
27. Back Skirt Length 43″—27 1/2″
28. Height from Floor 15 1/2″

*Note: The French Fashion Academy is no longer open.

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