Measurements of a garment are very important to both the clothing
industry and consumers. It is the industries job to make sure
clothing is produced with accurate measurements and it is important for
people shopping for clothing to select the proper sizes that fit their
unique body shape and size.
The clothing industry will
Tech Packs (technical specification packets or spec
sheets) to communicate measurements between the design team to the
Tech packs are essentially a blue print for any manufacturer to price
out, create and re-create t he
product desired. The pattern maker or designer will create a grouping of
documents that describe all of the details for the fabric, trims, and
stitching information needed to make the garment consistently and at the
quality the designer ascertains. A portion of the tech pack will
contain detailed information about the measurements of the clothes and
accessories that need to be produced. It is extremely important
that the manufacture follows the proper method for "how to measure".
It is important to note that How to Measure instructions may vary
from one company to the next. Unfortunately, the industry does not
have one set of rules that are used by all companies. If you work
in the industry and are passing measurements along to a factory or
consumer, it is critical that you also provide information on how you
take the measurements.
How to Measure
1) How to take body
measurements for clothing .
2) How to take
We will be expanding on this section in the near future..
If you would like to learn more about specification sheets you can
join in the discussion at the Fashion Industry Network. Back in
2007, we had an interesting
specification sheet discussion started in the forum, but you are
welcome to start a new one as well.
You may also want to learn about
textile units of measure.