Well first off wow and thank you all so much for your wonderful support of my last post! I am gobsmacked by how many of you have commented and with such warm things to say! I feel totally loved and I hope the patterns and me live up to expectations!! I have to say it isn't hard to make such good fabric shine :-)
But I am also super keen to get out some larger size patterns - I totally hear you people! My pattern sizing choices are based on having a limited range of lab rats, er children, whom I can measure and make try stuff on. But the mutlti sizing expereince has been pretty positive, so I'd like to try getting things upscaled further.
Now since I am a long way from home, and from friends with lab rats, er children, I may borrow I am asking for your help. I'd like to move beyond "average" sizing charts and get some real data. My experience is that kids just like adults come in all shapes as well sizes and I want to be able to help people choose the right size pattern.
So if you have children and a few moments spare please ready your measuring tapes and keyboards! Here is what I would like to know:
3. Height (floor to top of head,
4. Height (floor to top of shoulder)
5. Height (floor to waist)
6. Height (floor to knee)
7. Chest circumference (widest point)
8. Waist circumference (narrowest point)
9. Hip circumference (widest point)
10. Crotch height (easiest way to do this is measure an existing comfy pair of pants. Fold pants in half so you have the relatively straight side seam on one side and the pointy bit of the crotch arc on the other. Now measure the distance straight down from the top of the waist band towards the centre back or centre front to a line level with the lowest point of the crotch arc for both front and back)
11. Crotch depth (as above but measure distance between side seam and the widest part of crotch arc for both front and back. You may find you need to wrap the measuring tape around a bit to get the back depth all the way to the seam.)
If you can think of anything I've missed do let me know.
I really appreciate your help!
edited to add - thanks LissyLouLou - I should have added the diagram the first time! Hope it helps!