TYPES OF MEASUREMENTS

Sewing includes two types of measurements. They are inch measurement type and centimeter measurement type. These are the two types of measurements that are followed in sewing dresses. Measurements are based on major two types, they are as follows:

  1. British type
  2. Metric type
British type follows the inch , foot measurement.

Metric type follows the millimeter, centimeter and meter measurement.

In british type of measurement 1 inch is made up of 8 parts. Each part represents ( 1/8' ) of 1 inch.
1/8" 1/4" 3/8" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4" 7/8" 1"

  • 1 foot = 12 inch
  • 3 foot = 36 inch
In british style of measurement 1 centimeter represents ten parts. These ten parts are called millimeter. Ten millimeter(mm) makes one centimeter(cm).

  • 10 mm = 1 cm
  • 100 cm = 1m(metre)
Lets now see the conversion of british style of measurement to metric measurement

  • 1 inch = 2.5 cm
  • 1 foot = 30.50 cm
  • 3 foot = 91 cm
Conversion of metric measurement to british measurement

  • 1 cm = 0.4 inch
  • 1 metre = 1.1 foot
METRIC TYPE BRITISH TYPE

36 inch 91 cm
45 inch 114 cm
54 inch 137 cm
60 inch 152 cm