Predicting garment pattern dimensions from photographic and anthropometric data

Edith Gazzuolo, Marilyn DeLong, Sharon Lohr, Karen LaBat, Elizabeth Bye

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Traditional linear measurements (lengths and circumferences taken over the body surface with a tape measure) were compared with measurements of frontal and lateral view photographs for usefulness in determining pattern dimensions for the upper torso of the female body form. The statistical regression models developed indicated that, while linear measurements provided slightly more accuracy in predicting a few of the pattern dimensions, the photographic measurements were more accurate in predicting others, particularly pattern angles. Photographic measurements hold promise as an alternative to the more intrusive linear measurements for predicting pattern dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-171
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992

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Funding Information:
Minnesota under the direction of Marilyn DeLong and was partially supported through a grant from 3M Company, St Paul, Minnesota


  • Anthropometry
  • garment patterns
  • photography
  • predictive relationships


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