SCALE MEASUREMENT


In the art of tailoring , the scale measurement is very important. People who learn sewing should learn and understand the scale measurement . The sewing teacher is responsible for the students to make them understand the scale measurement effectively.

Now let’s see how to take the scale measurement.
  • Breast measurement = 36 inch = 36/2 = 18 inch
  • Scale measurement = 18 inch

The above following method is used to find the scale measurement for women. Women’s drawer is also measured in the same way.
  • Hip measurement = 38 inch = 38/2 =19 inch
  • Scale measurement = 19 inch

According to the scale measurement in London , sewing school uses the word ‘scale’ whereas the American sewing school use the word ‘ Drafting Power’. After the scale measurement is made, the calculations for the dress can be made easily. Take for example the chest measurement is 36 inch ,
  • ¼ of 36 inch = 9 inch
  • 1/8 of 36 inch = 4 ½ inch

Scale measurement is 18 inch.
  • ½ of 18 inch = 9 inch
  • ¼ of 18 inch = 4 ½ inch

Hip measurement is 38 inch
  • scale measurement = 38/2 = 19 inch
  • ½ of scale measurement = 19/2 = 9 ½ inch
  • inches to be added = 3 inch = 9 ½ “ + 3” = 12 ½ inch

Refer the stitching pattern post to have a clear idea about the scale measurement. This method can also be used to sew dresses for people who wear lower waist. Pants are stitched in this method.