Presentation on theme: "Figure Types and Pattern Sizes Chapter 18. Determining Your Figure Type All pattern companies group patterns under figure types according to height."— Presentation transcript:
Determining Your Figure Type All pattern companies group patterns under figure types according to height and proportion. Common types for students include: Junior Misses’/Misses’ Petite Women’s Unisex Teen Boy’s Men’s
Pattern Sizes All pattern companies use the same set of body measurements for their standard sizes Pattern sizes DO NOT correspond of ready-to- wear garments Pattern size is determined by taking actual body measurements
How to take body measurements Wear well-fitting garments. Remove bulky outer clothing. Measure with a partner Tape should be snug, but not tight Measure twice for accuracy Record your measurements
Find your pattern size If you fall between two sizes, determine if you prefer a loose or close fit. For pajama pants, the most important measurement is the hip size.
What size pattern should Anna buy? Anna’s measurements: Height 5’ 8” Back Waist16 ½” Bust35” Waist27” Hip36 ½” Size101214 Bust34½3436 Waist2526 ½28 Hip34 ½3638
Answer Anna’s figure type is a Misses. This is determined by her height and waist length. Anna should buy a size 12 pattern. Anna likes closer fitting clothes, so she should go down a size when in between sizes. Anna is taller than the standard height of pattern. Anna should check the length of the pattern leg before cutting material to ensure the length is long enough.