Take your own measurements

To start, take the measurements so that they are a close fit but not tight. You will decide the amount of ease you want when you choose which shape to make. We have included some basic garments blocks and standard sizes to get you started.

Back View

APoint at nape of neck
BBust/chest line
CWaist line
DHip line
EPoints on outside of shoulder ball
EEBack shoulder width
FAFBack neck width
GPoints where shoulder joins the body
IPoints in line with G
IIBack width
CHDesired length from waist to hem

Front View

BBust/chest measurement around body
CWaist measurement around body
DHip measurement around body
FStart of back neck measurement
GPoint where shoulder joins the body
FGShoulder slope - third side of triangle FKG
FKGThis triangle calculates the drop for FG
GLArmpit depth with no ease
MUpper arm measurement
NWrist measurement
GOPLength of sleeve - measured with arm bent
ELArmscye - measure from the armpit over the shoulder and back

Download the diagrams and table here to add your own measurements and help with your calculations.