Let’s find out How To Take Measurement from a Readymade Kurti or ready-to-wear Top / punjabi suit to cut and stitch a new kurti / top or a new dress for yourself. This is a very simple way of taking your measurements without any third person’s help.
It is true that not every sewing enthusiast is expert in taking body measurements. At times, even experts fail to take correct measurements then how can we expect a beginner to be really good at it initially.
THINGS YOU NEED:-
- A well fitted kurti / dress
- Measuring Tape
- Paper & pen / pencil
HOW TO TAKE & USE MEASUREMENTS FROM A READY MADE DRESS
MAKE NOTE WHAT YOU NEED-
- First of all jot down what all measurements are required for your dress.
IRON AND SPREAD THE DRESS
- Iron and crease out your ready dress and spread it on a flat surface, right side out.
LENGTH WISE MEASUREMENTS
- Now, using the measuring tape, start taking the length wise measurements.
- You need to add stitching seam allowance about 1/4″ to 1/2″ on all lengthwise measurements and 1.5″ to 2.5″ for bottom fold or hem.
- You can keep length of the dress increased or cropped as per fashion or your desire.
WIDTH WISE MEASUREMENTS
- Don’t add any ease allowance while marking width wise measurements on your new fabric.
- But you need to add seam allowance of 1″ on sides, if you are doing machine stitch on side slits.
- Leave 2″ on side seam allowance if you are going to hem the side slits.
- If you use this way of using armhole, then add 1/4″ or 1/2″ for stitching. You can keep your armhole round loose or tight.
- If you keep your neck length deeper and wider then keep shoulder width shorter, otherwise your kurti or dress would fall from the sides.
- For example, if you keep front neck length 7″ and back neck length 3/4″ then shoulder width would be same as your shoulder+1/4″. Here, neck width taken is 3″.
- If you make your back neck length 7″ and same with front neck length i.e.7″, then you need to keep shoulder-1/2″ to keep your dress fit on your shoulders.
- If you add collar to your neck, then add shoulder + 1/2″.
- Some people have a flat shoulder that is without slope. In that case you don’t need to take 1/2″ down for shoulder slope.
- You can confirm looking at the customer’s or wearer’s requirement and make changes as desired.