Hem Width & Knee Width

You will need this information for the steps that relate to Figure 6 in the step-by-step instructions for drafting the Pants Blocks.

The information on this page can be downloaded here:  Pants: Example Measurements & Additional Information.

Determine Your Size According to Upper Bust

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Hip (in inches) 32.5 33.5 34.5 36 38 40 42 44 46

Total Hem Width

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Total Hem Width (in inches) 16 16.5 17 17.38 17.75 18 18.5 19 19.31

Back Hem Width & Front Hem Width

The Front and Back Hem Widths are calculated from the Total Hem Circumference. The calculation has been done and the final measurements (rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch) are given in the table below. Underneath the table, find the formula for the calculation.

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Front Hem Width (in inches) 7.25 7.5 7.75 7.93 8.13 8.25 8.5 8.75 8.88
Back Hem Width (in inches) 8.76 9 9.25 9.46 9.63 9.75 10.0 10.25 10.38

Front Hem Width = (Total Hem Circumference ÷ 2) - 0.75 inch

Back Hem Width = (Total Hem Circumference ÷ 2) + 0.75 inch

 

Back Knee Width & Front Knee Width

The knee width is calculated from the Front Hem Width and the Back Hem Width.  The calculation has been done and the final measurements (rounded to the nearest 1/8 inch) are given in the table below.  Underneath the table, find the formula for the calculation.

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Front Knee Width (in inches) 8.25 8.5 8.75 8.93 9.13 9.37 9.62 9.87 10.13
Back Knee Width (in inches) 10.13 10.38 10.63 10.82 11.0 11.25 11.5 11.75 12.00

Front Knee Width = Back Hem Width + 1-inch for sizes 6 -14, plus 1.13-inch for sizes 16-20 & plus 1.25-inch for size 22.

Back Knee Width = Back Hem Width + 1.38-inch for sizes 6 -14, plus 1.5-inch for sizes 16-20 & plus 1.63-inch for size 22.

 


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