Measurement Specification Guideline – How to Measure A Garment
Garment Measurement Specification Sheet is an integral and important part of a tech pack. It gives a structured detail of measurements for different parts of a garment style. You need a detailed Measurement specification sheet to get your sample to fit correctly. Because, For manufacturers, base measurement is not enough for preparing patterns. In simple words, you can not expect a perfect sample by showing a picture and base measurement. You need complete measurements of the garment. But, clothing brands show some pictures of a garment and expect a manufacturer to make a sample. This is the wrong practice and the loser here is nonother than the brand. Spend some money on the tech pack and proper measurement spec sheet. My suggestion, hire a tech pack designer and get your technical details in place. Then speak to vendors for apparel production. Below is an example of a measurement guideline and its components.
What is Garment Measurement Specification Guideline?
Garment Measurement Specification Guideline is the visual pointers put on flat sketch of a particular garment that the pattern master follows with the measurement spec sheet to prepare the pattern. The pointers are specified using double arrow and a mark either in numbers or in alphabets. And those alphabets represents the measurements specified on the spec sheet.
Measurement Specification Components
We all wear shirts. So, I thought if I give this as an example every person reading this article can get something. So let’s get started with the key points of measurements needed to get a perfect pattern. One small tip. Those who are new to fashion design, please take a pose here and read first about the tech pack design process here. Please take reference from ” Clothing Tech Pack” for a basic understanding of the tech pack. So let’s get started. In the below image as you can see there are A, B, C D and red lines demarcated. Here are going to explain what those A, B, C, and D are one by one.
Industry Standards for Garment Measurement Specification
There are no such industry standards for garment measurements. Standard measurements are derived from the body type. Yet, there are standard measurements that people follow based on their body type. In general, people follow different measurement standards in different parts of the world. Commonly used measurement standards are in USA Europe, the UK, and India. If we go more deeply into it, there are three different measurement standards practiced in the USA itself. Regular Measurements and measurement standards for big and tall people. Also, brands in the USA also create their own standards for specific categories. Fashion brands make their own measurement standards. They do it with little deviation from the regular measurement standards.
How to Measure – Shirts & Blouses Garment Measurement Specification Guideline
- 1 Chest – 1″ below armhole measure straight across, edge to edge.
- 2 Waist – At the point specified below HPS (High Point Shoulder) or SNP (Side Neck Point). Measurement is taken straight across, edge to edge.
- 3 Bottom Hem – Measured straight or curved along the bottom edge, side seam to side seam (as specified on the measurement chart).
- 4 Shoulder Seam – From HPS/SNP measure along the seam or along the natural fold line to the outer shoulder edge.
- 5 Across Shoulder – Outer shoulder edge to outer shoulder edge
- 6 Sleeve Overarm – From the outer shoulder edge measure along the fold to the edge of the cuff.
- 7 Armhole Straight – Measure straight from the outer shoulder edge to the bottom of the armhole. Armhole Curved – Measure from the outer shoulder edge along the curve to the bottom of the armhole.
- 8 Bicep – 1″ below the armhole, measure straight across the edge to edge parallel to the sleeve opening.
- 9 Cuff/Sleeve Opening – Measure along cuff/sleeve opening, edge to edge.
- 10 Cuff Depth / Cuff Height – Measure from the seam to the edge of the cuff.
- 11 Across Front – From the specified point below HPS/SNP, measure straight across, edge to edge of the armhole.
- 12 Across Back – From the specified point below HPS/SNP, measure straight across, edge to edge of the armhole.
- 13 Front Neck Drop – From the back neck seam to the top edge of the front neck.
- 14 Back Neck Drop – From an imaginary line to the top edge of the back neck seam.
- 15 Front Length – Measurement taken from HPS / SNP straight down to the hem, staying parallel to the center front.
- 16 Center Back Length – From the center back neck, measure straight down to the hem.
Urban Purple – Clothing Designer and Garment Manufacturer
Always take the help of a garment tech pack designer to prepare the garment measurement specification sheet. Because of one small mistake, you may completely risk your apparel production. If you are a new brand and have no experience in apparel design and patterns you should always take help. You may get in touch with us for your apparel design and tech pack design queries through our contact form. Hope this post is of some support to you. Please stay connected for interesting posts on apparel tech pack design and manufacturing.
A garment measurement sheet is not an excel sheet used for reports or checking statistics. This has a lot of significance. A garment measurement chart is the most important document for producing your collection. Any deviation in the numbers in the spec sheet may cause a loss of hundreds of dollars. So rely on the best pattern designers during the development of the garment specification sheet. Students and technical designers must spend time researching how to make a spec sheet. Because this is the most important operation specification in the apparel industry. So, copying spec sheets from search engines or any of the websites will always harm your business. So if you are serious about your business hire professionals and stop taking a shortcut.
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