Standard Misses Measurements: U.S. Sizes 4 – 20

Posting “How To Take Measurements” shows how to take your personal measurements or those of the dress form you are using.

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The standard measurements are based on a system where the waist is 9-10″ less than the bust measurement. In a separate page I will provide instructions on how to take your own measurements. The purpose is to equip the reader with the means to make customized patterns and garments or ones based on standard measurements. The measurements are meant to be used in drafting patterns according to instructions I will provide for basic skirts, sleeves and bodices. These instructions are provided to kick-start your own sewing adventure or home based dressmaking business.

A test garment is highly recommended whether standard or personal measurements are used. That is part of the learning experience. It also prevents wastage of fashion fabric. A muslin test garment can always be disassembled and used again for draping smaller garment pieces like belts, cuffs, collars, midriffs, or even to test 1:6 doll clothing patterns.

Please note that there will not be any advice on how to alter patterns. This very important skill is best learned in real time through attending classes with an experienced teacher.

All measurements are given in inches.

All Skirt Darts – for all sizes

Front:  1st dart:  4 1/4”      2nd dart:  3 1/4”

Back:    1st dart:  5 1/2”      2nd dart:  4 1/2”

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MISSES SIZE  4

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 31
Bust Circumference33
Ribcage Circumference 28
Waist Circumference 23
Neckline 3
Neck to Bust Length 9 1/2
Front Bodice Length 17 1/2
Front Shoulder to Waist 14
Cross Chest Width 12
Bust Separation 7
Underarm Length 7 1/2
Shoulder Width 4 1/4

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 31
Back Bodice Length 16
Back Shoulder to Waist 15
Neckline 3
Underarm Length 7 1/2
Cross Back Width 13
Waist Circumference 23
Shoulder Width 4 1/4

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor 40
Side Skirt Length to Floor 40 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor 39 3/4
Height from Floor 18
Waist Circumference 23
Hip Circumference 36
Abdomen Circumference 32
Waist to Hip 8
Waist to Abdomen 3

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 5 1/8
Arm Length 22 1/2
Arm Length to Elbow 12 1/4
Upper Arm Width 10 1/2
Elbow Width 9 1/2
Wrist Width 5 1/2

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MISSES SIZE  6

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 32
Bust Circumference 34
Ribcage Circumference 29
Waist Circumference 24
Neckline 3
Neck to Bust Length 9 3/4
Front Bodice Length17 3/4
Front Shoulder to Waist 14 1/4
Cross Chest Width 12 1/4
Bust Separation 7 1/4
Underarm Length 8 3/8
Shoulder Width 4 3/8

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 32
Back Bodice Length 16 1/4
Back Shoulder to Waist 15 1/4
Neckline 3
Underarm Length 8 3/8
Cross Back Width 13 1/4
Waist Circumference 24
Shoulder Width 4 3/8

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor 41
Side Skirt Length to Floor 41 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor 40 3/4
Height from Floor 21
Waist Circumference 24
Hip Circumference 37
Abdomen Circumference 33
Waist to Hip 8
Waist to Abdomen 3 1/2

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 5 1/4
Arm Length 22 5/8
Arm Length to Elbow 12 3/4
Upper Arm Width 10 3/4
Elbow Width 9 3/4
Wrist Width 5 3/4

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MISSES SIZE 8

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 33
Bust Circumference 35
Ribcage Circumference 30
Waist Circumference 25
Neckline 3
Neck to Bust Length 10
Front Bodice Length 18
Front Shoulder to Waist 14 1/2
Cross Chest Width 12 1/2
Bust Separation 7 1/2
Underarm Length 8 1/2
Shoulder Width 4 1/2

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 33
Back Bodice Length 16 1/2
Back Shoulder to Waist 15 1/2
Neckline 3
Underarm Length 8 1/2
Cross Back Width 13 1/2
Waist Circumference 25
Shoulder Width 4 1/2

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor 41
Side Skirt Length to Floor 41 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor 40 3/4
Height from Floor 21
Waist Circumference 25
Hip Circumference 38
Abdomen Circumference 34
Waist to Hip 8
Waist to Abdomen 3 1/2

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 5 3/8
Arm Length 22 3/4
Arm Length to Elbow 13
Upper Arm Width 11
Elbow Width 10
Wrist Width 6

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MISSES SIZE  10

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 34
Bust Circumference 36
Ribcage Circumference 31
Waist Circumference 26
Neckline 3
Neck to Bust Length  10 1/4
Front Bodice Length 18 1/4
Front Shoulder to Waist 14 3/4
Cross Chest Width 12 3/4
Bust Separation 7 3/4
Underarm Length 8 5/8
Shoulder Width 4 5/8

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 34
Back Bodice Length 16 3/4
Back Shoulder to Waist 15 3/4
Neckline 3
Underarm Length 8 5/8
Cross Back Width 13 3/4
Waist Circumference 26
Shoulder Width4 5/8

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor 42
Side Skirt Length to Floor 42 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor 41 3/4
Height from Floor 21
Waist Circumference 26
Hip Circumference 39
Abdomen Circumference 35
Waist to Hip 8
Waist to Abdomen 4

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 5 1/2
Arm Length 22 7/8
Arm Length to Elbow 13 1/4
Upper Arm Width 11 1/4
Elbow Width 10 1/4
Wrist Width 6 1/4

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MISSES SIZE 12

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 35
Bust Circumference 37
Ribcage Circumference 32
Waist Circumference 27
Neckline 3 1/8
Neck to Bust Length 10 1/2
Front Bodice Length  18 1/2
Front Shoulder to Waist 15
Cross Chest Width 13
Bust Separation 8
Underarm Length 8 3/4
Shoulder Width 4 3/4

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 35
Back Bodice Length 17
Back Shoulder to Waist 16
Neckline 3 1/8
Underarm Length 8 3/4
Cross Back Width 14
Waist Circumference 27
Shoulder Width 4 3/4

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor  43
Side Skirt Length to Floor43 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor42 3/4
Height from Floor 20
Waist Circumference 27
Hip Circumference 40
Abdomen Circumference 36
Waist to Hip 8 1/2
Waist to Abdomen 4

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 5 5/8
Arm Length 23
Arm Length to Elbow 13 1/2
Upper Arm Width 11 1/2
Elbow Width 10 1/2
Wrist Width6 1/2

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MISSES SIZE `14

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 37
Bust Circumference 39
Ribcage Circumference 34
Waist Circumference 29
Neckline 3 1/4
Neck to Bust Length 10 5/8
Front Bodice Length 18 3/4
Front Shoulder to Waist 15 1/4
Cross Chest Width 13 1/2
Bust Separation 8 1/2
Underarm Length 8 7/8
Shoulder Width 4 7/8

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 37
Back Bodice Length 17 1/4
Back Shoulder to Waist 16 1/4
Neckline 3 1/4
Underarm Length 8 7/8
Cross Back Width 14 1/2
Waist Circumference 29
Shoulder Width 4 7/8

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor 43
Side Skirt Length to Floor 43 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor 42 3/4
Height from Floor 19
Waist Circumference 29
Hip Circumference 42
Abdomen Circumference 38
Waist to Hip 9
Waist to Abdomen 4

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 5 3/4
Arm Length 23 1/4
Arm Length to Elbow 13 3/4
Upper Arm Width 12
Elbow Width 11
Wrist Width 6 3/4

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MISSES SIZE  16

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 39
Bust Circumference41
Ribcage Circumference 36
Waist Circumference 31
Neckline 3 3/8
Neck to Bust Length 10 3/4
Front Bodice Length 18 7/8
Front Shoulder to Waist 15 3/8
Cross Chest Width 14
Bust Separation 8
Underarm Length 8 7/8
Shoulder Width 5

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 39
Back Bodice Length 17 3/8
Back Shoulder to Waist 16 3/8
Neckline 3 3/8
Underarm Length 8 7/8
Cross Back Width 15
Waist Circumference 31
Shoulder Width5

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor 43
Side Skirt Length to Floor 43 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor 42 3/4
Height from Floor 19
Waist Circumference 31
Hip Circumference 44
Abdomen Circumference 40
Waist to Hip 9 1/2
Waist to Abdomen 4 1/2

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 5 7/8
Arm Length 23 1/2
Arm Length to Elbow 14
Upper Arm Width 12 1/2
Elbow Width 11 1/2
Wrist Width 7

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MISSES SIZE 18

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 41
Bust Circumference 43
Ribcage Circumference 38
Waist Circumference 33
Neckline 3 1/2
Neck to Bust Length 11
Front Bodice Length 18 7/8
Front Shoulder to Waist 16 3/8
Cross Chest Width 14 1/2
Bust Separation 9 1/2
Underarm Length  8 3/4
Shoulder Width 5

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 41
Back Bodice Length 17 3/8
Back Shoulder to Waist 16 3/8
Neckline 3 1/2
Underarm Length 8 3/4
Cross Back Width 16 1/2
Waist Circumference 33
Shoulder Width 5

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor 44
Side Skirt Length to Floor 44 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor 43 3/4
Height from Floor 18
Waist Circumference 33
Hip Circumference 46
Abdomen Circumference 42
Waist to Hip 10
Waist to Abdomen 4 `1/2

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 6
Arm Length 23 3/4
Arm Length to Elbow 14 1/4
Upper Arm Width13
Elbow Width 12
Wrist Width 7 1/4

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MISSES SIZE 20

FRONT BODICE:
Chest Circumference 43
Bust Circumference 45
Ribcage Circumference 40
Waist Circumference 35
Neckline 3 5/8
Neck to Bust Length 11 1/4
Front Bodice Length 18 7/8
Front Shoulder to Waist 15 3/8
Cross Chest Width 15
Bust Separation 10
Underarm Length 8 5/8
Shoulder Width 5 1/8

BACK BODICE:
Chest Circumference 43
Back Bodice Length 17 3/8
Back Shoulder to Waist 16 3/8
Neckline 3 5/8
Underarm Length 8 5/8
Cross Back Width 16
Waist Circumference 35
Shoulder Width 5 1/8

SKIRT:
Front Skirt Length to Floor 44
Side Skirt Length to Floor 44 3/4
Back Skirt Length to Floor 43 3/4
Height from Floor 18
Waist Circumference 35
Hip Circumference 48
Abdomen Circumference 44
Waist to Hip 10 1/2
Waist to Abdomen 5

SLEEVES:
Cap length of the sleeve 6 1/8
Arm Length 24
Arm Length to Elbow 14 1/2
Upper Arm Width 13 1/2
Elbow Width 12 1/2
Wrist Width 7 1/2