## Measuring a Do

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• Well, with the semester just about over, and getting to be at home for almost a month (WOOO WHOOOO!!), I m going to try to start making a pattern suuit of
Message 1 of 2 , Dec 9, 2003
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Well, with the semester just about over, and getting to be at home
for almost a month (WOOO WHOOOO!!), I'm going to try to start making
a pattern suuit of armour (out of a heavy cardboard, or something)
before I even think of making it out of something like metal or
leather. So, the question is...how do you measure the circumference
of a do, and the hieght of it? Will I need to be wearing a certain
amount of clothing layers to simulate the kimono,et al.? And
how "snug" should it fit? Obviously don't wanna make it like a
second skin, since that would hinder movment; however, at the same
time, I know (from instinct mainly) that ya' don't want the thing
saggin' low and movin' all around on ya' body. Thanks for the help.

Jason
• ... The only place it should be snug is at the hip, where it rests (assuming you re talking about a sengoku period armour) and over the shoulders. Basically,
Message 2 of 2 , Jan 9, 2004
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Jason wrote:

> Well, with the semester just about over, and getting to be at home
> for almost a month (WOOO WHOOOO!!), I'm going to try to start making
> a pattern suuit of armour (out of a heavy cardboard, or something)
> before I even think of making it out of something like metal or
> leather. So, the question is...how do you measure the circumference
> of a do, and the hieght of it? Will I need to be wearing a certain
> amount of clothing layers to simulate the kimono,et al.? And
> how "snug" should it fit? Obviously don't wanna make it like a
> second skin, since that would hinder movment; however, at the same
> time, I know (from instinct mainly) that ya' don't want the thing
> saggin' low and movin' all around on ya' body. Thanks for the help.

The only place it should be "snug" is at the hip, where it rests (assuming
you're talking about a sengoku period armour) and over the shoulders. Basically,
you should be able to move around rather freely.

On my armour manual site (http://www.sengokudaimyo.com) there are patterns and
info on getting measurements.

Effingham
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