My husband and I recently started working out at home. I re-took my measurements, and realized I had lost 3/4” in my bust, 1 1/4” in my waist, and 1 3/4” in my hips since my last measurements were taken a little over a year prior. As I’m still figuring out pattern manipulation and drafting, I figured this was a good opportunity for me to practice making new slopers. In this post, I’ve given my measurements, as well as provided the measurement chart I use.
Below are my new measurements, listed in both inches and cm:
|#||MEASUREMENT TYPE||MEASUREMENT (INCHES)||MEASUREMENT (CM)|
|5||Bust depth||11 3/4″||29.8|
|6||Bust point to bust point||9 1/2″||24.1|
|7||Upper bust circumference||35 1/4″||89.5|
|8||Bust circumference||36 3/8″||92.4|
|9||Bra cup size||36C (underwire size 38)||—|
|10||Under bust circumference||30 1/4″||76.8|
|11||Waist circumference||29 3/4″||75.6|
|12||Hip circumference||39 1/4″||99.7|
|13||Hip depth (front)|
Hip depth (side)
|14||Waist to ankle||44″||111.8|
|15||Waist to knee||24 3/4″||62.9|
|16||Crotch depth||10 1/2”||26.7|
|17||Bicep circumference||10 7/8″||27.6|
|19||Wrist circumference||6 1/2″||16.5|
|20||Shoulder cup length||5″||12.7|
|21||Bicep depth||6 1/8″||15.5|
|22||Elbow depth||13 3/4″||34.9|
|23||Arm length||24 1/4″||61.6|
|24||Under arm length||19 1/2″||49.5|
Why I have both metric and imperial measurements
I have a few thoughts on why the metric system (cm) is superior to the imperial system (inches). I came to this conclusion after I had my measurements taken, which was done in inches. Therefore, I simply converted those inches into cm. I like to have both because I know inches well, and can visualize their measurement. On the other hand, cm are much easier to divide, and I don’t have to deal with complicated fractions (like 29/32…?).
Women’s measurement chart
I have seen many measurement charts around, and I knew I had to make my own. Typically, other charts include measurements I don’t use, and I didn’t want to constantly cross them out. Also, I wanted everything to flow, to make it easier when I’m actually taking the measurements and drafting the patterns. Below, I’ve included the current chart I use. It is the best I have as of now, but could be updated at any time.
Part of the reason I’ve shared my measurements is so I can reference it whenever I need to. Also, it may be useful for some to understand the types of measurements I am working with, perhaps to better understand the types of adjustments I make to patterns. I’ve found it helpful to see other people’s real measurements, so maybe this can help someone else.