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The Missing Measurement Chart

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The Missing Measurement Chart

March 28, 2022 If you are here reading this post it is because you are interested in the best way to collect and collate the measurements of this sewing community- including a chart for the mature body. It is a big idea and I am a bit daunted- but the only way to start is to start. Ideas and constructive observations are welcome. Please post them as comments  so that this important information is in the same place- and if something relevant is discussed elsewhere,  feel free to cut and paste it ( with permission )into the comments below. I...

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How long is a piece of String ?

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How long is a piece of String ?

How long is a piece of string? Or  The rag trade is just that- It isn´t you  What size are you?... It depends.. Are we measuring height? Most people are between 1,50 m ( 5´) and 2m ( 6`9”) Or are we just measuring the leg length ? outside leg? or inside leg?   Are we measuring girth? Which girth ? Chest ? Waist ? Neck ? Wrist ?  All of these measurements have been used for different sizing systems. And…... all of them are WRONG !… for somebody.  The german system sizing men's suits* is one of the most...

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