How to Take Measurements

When drafting a foundation pattern for the human figure, it is not only important to take the necessary measurements, but also to take them correctly.

For best results, students should first practice taking measurements, of the dress form (for drafting purposes) before taking measurements of the human figure.

First have the person wear a plain dress or blouse, with a high neckline, regular armhole, and plain set- in-sleeve ; then arrange a tape or thin cord around bust and waistline rather closely, as illustrated.

Before taking the measurements, place pins on the garments at the positions indicated on figures 1 . . .