Re: [SCA-JML] Heiki no ho pattern sizing?
- Thanks:) so knock off about 10% of the measurements and it should be a
little more managable..Was 5'3 an average height for a period male?
"Anthony J. Bryant" wrote:
> Richard Brooks wrote:
> > I downloaded and printed off the pdf paterns on this site for the
> > karaginu, and heiki no ho..
> > I read the measurements of the fabric pieces and I know that these
> > garments are supposed to be voluminous, but I think that these would
> > a little too big for me.
> They're meant to be *huge.* You also wear about six or eight layers
> them, so that takes up a lot of the bulk. For them to look right, they
> to be worn right and that involves in wrapping the back forward toward
> front; it doesn't just hang there.
> For the record, the measurements are scaled up 10% from originals (to
> you an idea of how big those things were). A little algebra should
> give you
> the actual period measurement. Remember, though, that the period width
> fabric is about 17-19" typically, and that's the width of the body of
> kariginu. The back should come to the heels. The front is the same
> but it blouses up so only hangs to about the knees.
> The hoeki no ho hangs to somewhere between the bottom of the knee and
> mid-shin. The Japanese models *seem* to have been pretty much made
> cookie-cutter style, in a "one-size fits all" mode, so for some people
> they'd be a few inches shorter or longer when worn. If one was more
> than six
> or eight inches beyond "normal" (either way) however, I imagine some
> "customized" cutting might be done -- but I doubt it.
> > What size body were these patterns designed to
> > fit? I 'm only 5'3, and have a feeling that garments made with the
> > default measurements would be falling off of me. If I knew how how
> big a
> > person these were designed for (height, shoulder width, etc) then I
> > could scale the patterns to fit me right.
> The patterns provided fit me, and I'm 5'9" tall. The original pattern
> fit someone 5' - 5'6" with no modification. All you have to do is
> reduce the
> *length* by the appropriate percentage, and make your cutting width
> instead of 20" (with finished widths of 16-17" with seams per
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