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Figure Types and Pattern Sizes Chapter 18. Determining Your Figure Type  All pattern companies group patterns under figure types according to height.

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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 Waist16 ½” Bust35” Waist27” Hip36 ½” Size Bust34½3436 Waist2526 ½28 Hip34 ½3638

8 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.


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