When communicating measurements, grading and sizes to your manufacturer you need a good measurement sheet.
What measurements do I need…?
Ask your manufacturer…
Avoid too many measurements…
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1 Ask your manufacturer
When deciding what measurements to add to the Measurement Sheet, consider asking your manufacturer what measurements she finds important to add to the sheet. Your manufacturer holds valuable know how.
2 Avoid too many measurements
Make room for the patternmaker.
A good Measurement Sheet has all measurements necessary to control the shape and size of the style. However the patternmaker making the sewing-pattern has a better overview over the shape of the style when constructing the sewing-pattern.
For example I rarely use scye (armhole) measurement.I rather use a highest point of shoulder to chest. This makes room for the patternmaker to decide the best suitable size for the armhole, in order to get the correct angle of the sleeve, that is shown on the Flatsketch.
Decide what measurements your want to have full control over. And what you want to leave up to the patternmaker.
3 No dublets
Make sure there are no dublet measurements. For example if you have an across shoulder measurement there is no need to have a single shoulder measurement too.
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There you will find different garment types. You can get the template that applies to your garment. You can preview the measurements before you get it, by looking at the product images.
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For a better understanding of Tip 2, 3 and 4 see Girls Tee Measurement Sheet below.
Measurement H applies to Tip 2. Measurement D applies to Tip 3.
If you would like to read more of my take on making a good Measurement Sheet
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