Depending on your garment project, you'll
need to measure the intended wearer's body
to achieve a comfortable fit. You may not
need to measure all of these areas for some
projects, but it's nice to have a reference
Items marked with "[v]"
should be used as markers, as other
measurements will reference them (i.e., the
waist measurement is referenced by #10 & 14,
17). To mark an area, use elastic or a
string and tie in place. Leave it in place
until all referenced measurements are
Also, measure height from floor to head, and
from floor to waist if necessary. When
measuring height, include shoes to be worn
with the completed garment.
The hat measurement (#1) should be around
the head right about where a hat would
rest. This is usually about 1" above the
brow line and ears.
For the back, measure the shoulders from
armscye (#5) to armscye, as well as the
torso length measurement (#14) again.