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Chapter: 11th Textiles and Dress Designing : Body Measurements

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Points to Remember While Taking Measurements - Dress Designing

A good quality flexible measuring tape should be used.

POINTS TO REMEMBER WHILE TAKING MEASUREMENTS

·           A good quality flexible measuring tape should be used.

·           Measurements should be taken on cor-rect fitting garments.

·           Special care should be taken while taking measurements for kids and elders, they should stand straight without bending.

·           The person for whom the body measure-ments are taken should stand straight.

·           Select the garment to be stitched and note down the body measurement for that garment; regarding fit, style and shape.

·           Measurements should be taken over a thin correct fitting basic garments. Heavy garments should be avoided.

·           For measuring vertical measurements, metal end of the long tape should be used.

·           To measure horizontal measurements hold the tape parallel to the floor.

·           While taking vertical measurements hold the tape measurements perpendicular to the floor.

·           Proper order should be maintained while recording measurements. Record crosswise measurements first and then vertical measurements.

·           Measurement tape should not be tight-ened or loosened while taking body measurements.

·           For taking circumference measure-ments the tape should be passed over the required area with one or two fig-ures in between. This will provide ease.

·           Before measuring the waist, tie a cord around the waist.

·           If the customer has and deviation in the proportion of his body note it down. Be careful to note it without giving any idea (embarrassing) the person.

·           To avoid mistakes, take measurement twice.

·           Personal preference of the wearer should be asked for length, ease and style.

 

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