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Printer Friendly, PDF & Email Ten Head Theory

The ten head figure is considered the fashion figure. This is mostly used for fashion drawing and designing. The division of body structure in the ten head principle is shown in Figure 2.2.

1. Head to chin: Like the eight head figure, the head is the first part. The first imaginary line is at the level of the chin.



Ten head theory.

 2. Chin to bust: This is the second and the most significant part of the figure. The second imaginary line is across the bust and the armscye. The shoulder level is in between this part, which is wider than the eight head figure.

3. Waist level: In the ten head figure, the waist level is about 2–21/2″, below the third imaginary line.

4. The hip level: The hip level is also 2–3″ below the fourth imaginary line. This is also the end of the torso level. The torso of the ten head figure is longer than the eight head figure. This is also a very important level for fashion figures.

5. The end of pubic organs: This is the position of the fifth imaginary line. The hand usually ends just below this line.

6. Knee level: The knee level is in between the sixth and seventh imaginary line. The sixth line signifies the end of the thigh whereas the seventh line is at the level of the small.

7. Calf level: The eighth line signifies the calf level. The lengths of leg are longer in the ten head figure compared to the eight head figure.

8. Ankle level: The ankles are at the ninth imaginary line.

9. Feet: The last parts of this figure are the feet. Like the eight head figure, this figure too is assumed to be standing on its toes.

1.1.2 Body Measurement

The following points have to be taken into account while taking body measurements.

1. Prior to taking the body measurements, it is advisable to understand the customer’s requirements, concerning the shape, fit, and style of the garment.

2. It is important to study the human anatomy carefully and if any variation in body proportion is noticed, it has to be recorded and should be taken into account while taking measurements and pattern making.

3. While taking the measurements, the person should stand straight in front of a mirror.

4. Body measurements should be taken with tape, without keeping it too tight or loose with the body.

5. The measurements should be taken in the appropriate order and with a definite sequence.

6. All girth measurements should be taken tightly, since ease allowance is incorporated in the draft.

7. After taking all the measurements, they should be rechecked twice.