The garments for the various parts of the human body, together with numerous articles of dry goods devoted to the use of the same, are differentiated into "sizes" according to the necessities of the parts and the nature of the materials used. The table below indicates the size-figures and what they mean:

 

Length

Of Size

(inches)

Range

Of Sizes

Where Measured

 
 
 

Bolster..........

 

42x63 1/2

42x671/2 , 42x72, 42x76 1/2 , 45x63 1/2, 45x671/2 , 45x72 1/2 , 45x76 1/2 ,

Boys' suits......

 

4 to 18 8 to 70 6 3/4 to 8

years of age. diameter.

Buttons.........

1/40

1/8

Caps, men's.....

mean horizontal diameter of the head.

Caps, boys'......

1/8

6 to 7

mean horizontal diameter of the head.

Cardigan........

2}

1 to 7

or

34 to 46

around chest.

Coat, man's.....

1

34 to 50

around chest.

Cloak, lady's....

1

32 to 44

around bust.

Cloak, miss'.....

1

4 to 18

years of age.

Collar, man's....

1/2

14 to 20

length.

Collar, bov's.....

1/2

12 to 14

length.

Comfort.........

2

60x72 to

78x84

width and length.

Corset..........

1

1/2

16 to 30 9 to 12

around waist.

Cuffs, men's.....

length.

Cuffs, boys'......

1/2

8 to 9

length.

Drawers, men's..

2

28 to 44

around waist.

Drawers, ladies'.

2

26 to 40

around waist.

Gloves, men's. . .

1/4

6 3/4 to 11

palm of hand.

Gloves, cadet....

1/4

5 1/2 to 7 1/4

palm of hand.

Gloves, ladies'...

1/4

6 to 8

palm of hand.

Gloves, misses'..

1/4

51/4 to 61/2

palm of hand.

40U

 

Length

OF

Size

(inches).

Range

OF

Size

Where Measured

Gloves, fabric...

1/2 to l

7 to 10

arbitrary basis.

Handkerchief...

1}

}

}

12x12

to 27x27

length and breath.

Hose, men's......

1/2

9 to 12

length of foot.

Hose, ladies'___

1/2

8 to 11

length of foot.

Hose, children's.

1/2

4 to 8

length of foot.

Hats............

   

same as caps.

Jersey, ladies'...

2

32 to 44

around bust.

Jersey Underw'r.

2

2 to 6

equivalent to 30 to 40.

Jumper

2

34 to 44

around chest.

Mackintosh

2

34 to 44

over the coat.

Napkins

1

 

see Table Linen.

Needles, sewing.

 

l to lO

 

Needles, darning

 

12 to 18

 

Needles, knitting

 

10 to 18

 

Overcoat, man's.

1

34 to 50

over the coat.

Overcoat, boy's..

1

4 to 18

years of age.

Pant'loons, men's

l}

29x29 to

50x36

around waist and inseam of leg.

Pantaloons, boys'

l}

25x25

to 30x32

around waist and inseam of leg.

Pearl but., shirt..

1/40

8 to 16

diameter.

Pearl but., dress.

1/40

16 to 30

diameter.

Pearl but., cloak.

1/40

30 to 70

diameter.

Pillow cases

 

42x36

45x36,45x38 1/2 , 50x36,50x38 1/2, 50x401/2 54x36, 54x38 1/2, 54x40 1/2.

Ribbons

 

2 to 30

see Ribbon.

Satchels

l

9 to 16

length.

Shirts, men's___

1/2

14 to 20

neckband.

Shirts, boys'

1/2

12 to 14

neckband.

Slickers

2

1 to 6

over the coat.

Smoking Jackets.

1

34 to 44

over the vest.

Rubber coat, m..

2

1 to 6

over the coat.

Rubber coats, b

     

Sheets

 

54x90

63x90, 63x93 1/2, 63x99, 72x90, 72x93 1/2. 72x99, 81x93 1/2, 90x90, 90x93 1/2, 90x99.

Shoes

1/16and 1/3

 

see Boots and Shoes.

Thimbles, ladies'.

 

5 to 10

arbitrary basis.

Thimbles, child

 

3 to 6

arbitrary basis.

Trunks

2

26 to 38

length.

Undershirt, m__

2

34 to 50

around chest.

Umbrellas

1

26 to 36

length of rib.

Valise

1

14 to 24

length. See Satchel.

Vest, men's

1

34 to 50

around chest.

Vest, children's..

2

16 to 34

around waist.

Vest, ladies'

2

28 to 40

around waist.

Waists.children's

1

4 to 18

years of age.

Warmus

2

34 to 44

around chest.

Whalebones

1/16

3/16 to 12/16

width of bone.

26

Amount Of Material Required For Articles And Garments

The following table indicates the average amount, and the width of material required for various articles and garments:

 

Width. Inches.

Yards.

Apron

27

2 1/2

Basque

31

2 1/2

Binding, bottom of dress

 

3

Blanket..................................

72

2 1/2

Bolster case

36

2

Butcher's apron

40

1 1/4

Chemise, misses'

36

3 1/2

Chemise, ladies

36

13/4

Coat

31

21/2

Coat and vest

54

2 1/4

Comfort

24

14 to 15

Corset cover

36

1 1/4

Curtain, holland

31

2 1/2

Curtain, lace

31

3

Drawers, ladies'

36

2 1/4

Drawers, misses'

36

1 1/2

Drawers, men's

36

2 1/4

Dress Skirt

31

5

Jumper

27

3

Kilt skirt, boy's

27

1 1/2

Kilt skirt, ladies'..........................

   

New Market

54

3 1/2

Nightgown

36

5

Nightshirt, men's

36

5

Nightshirt,boy's

36

3 1/8

Overalls, men's

27

3

Overcoat, men's

54

2 1/4

Pantaloons

30

2 1/2

Pillow case

42 or 46

l to l 1/8

Quilt

72

21/2

Rag carpet 1 lb. warp for

36

2 1/2

Rag carpet 1 1/2 lbs.rags for

36

l

Roller towel

18

2 1/2

Sheet

72

21/2

Shirt, man's

27

3 1/2

Shirt, boy's

27

2 1/2

Skirt lining

24

5

Smoking jacket

27

3

Sofa cover

27

5

Table cloth

64

2 to 2 1/2

Vest, man's

27

1

Waist lining

36

1 1/2

Children's Waists

Plain.

Pleated.

Yr's

27 Inches.

36 Inches

Yr's.

27 Inches.

86 Inches.

3

1 1/4

1 1/8

3

1 5/8

1 1/4

4

1 3/8

1 1/4

4

1 5/8

1 3/8

5

1 1/2

1 3/8

5

1 3/4

1 1/2

6

1 1/2

1 3/8

6

1 3/4

1 1/2

7

1 3/4

1 1/2

7

2

1 5/8

8

1 3/4

1 1/2

8

2X

1 3/4

9

1 7/8

1 5/8

9

2 5/8

1 7/8

10

2

1 3/4

10

2 7/8

1 7/8

11

2 1/4

1 3/4

11

3 1/8

2

12

2 1/2

1 7/8

12

3 3/8

2 1/8

Hosiery Sizes.

The following sizes in hosiery should be sold for corresponding numbers of shoes:

Underwear Sizes.

The following are the proper sizes in underwear for children from 1 to 17 years of age:

In drawers, one size smaller is required for the same age, beginning at 4 years. In inches of waist measure, children's underwear should correspond with the sizes below:

Inches

12

14

16

18

20

Size

16

18

20

22

24

Inches

22

24

26

28

30

Size

26

28

30

32

34

Ladies jersey vests are numbered 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. These sizes correspond to the following bust measure :

The sizes marked on boxes of "flat" goods are always waist measure. Bust measure is four inches larger than waist measure. The corresponding sizes are as below:

Cardigan Jackets.

The following are the standard sizes and measurements of cardigan jackets:

No. l=size 34,

length 24 inches,

width 14 inches.

No. 2=size 36,

length 24 inches,

width 15 inches.

No. 3=size 38,

length 25 inches,

width 16 inches.

No. 4=size 40,

length 25 inches,

width 17 inches.

No. 5=size 42,

length 26 inches,

width 18 inches.

No. 6=size 44,

length 27 inches,

width 19 inches

No. 7=size 46,

length 28 inches,

width 20 inches.

Size

2

3

4

5

6

Inches

30

32

34

36

38-40

Size

28

30

32

34

Inches

28

30

30

32

Sizes

36

38

40

Inches

32

34

34

Dress Linings.

The dress linings usually given away with dress patterns of expensive material, are as follows:

5 yards cambric 2 yards silesia. 1 yards canvas. Bones or steel. 1 spool silk. 2 spools twist.

1 velveteen binding. 1 pair shields.