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The Lenassi way of taking measurements for ladies
« on: April 13, 2016, 04:04:05 PM »
This is from Der deutsche Mass-Schneider Juni 1938.
It's the way of measuring the female body with what was called the Sydema Corpometer.
It even contains a basic draft and a draft for a ladies jacket.
This is the jacket for wich the draft is included.


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Re: The Lenassi way of taking measurements for ladies
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 06:36:44 PM »
Ohoh Pfaff260,
thank you for putting this here. Wonderful. But can't you transfer it into another department? Or maybe Hutch? It is a gem. Maybe historical drafts or so.
As you maybe know I'm a fan of Lenassi  - I think his (later) way to draft will give you good patterns when working with not so common bodies -  I have not seen the old journals. I have only some from after the war. I think the system was alieve  till 1960.
The measureing device look like some torture tools from the middle ages (measure band out of steel!!).
It is interesting to see the 3 ways of getting the bust dart.
In the later years he starts measureing the ladies like the gents from the Armvortrittslinie and this leads to a good way to find the neckpoint to armhole position