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Figure Types and Pattern Sizes

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1 Figure Types and Pattern Sizes
Chapter 18

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 Where to take measurements

6 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.

7 What size pattern should Anna buy?
Anna’s measurements: Height 5’ 8” Back Waist 16 ½” Bust 35” Waist 27” Hip 36 ½” Size 10 12 14 Bust 34½ 34 36 Waist 25 26 ½ 28 Hip 34 ½ 38

8 Anna’s figure type is a Misses
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. Answer

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