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BurdaStyle Personal Measurement Card

Burda offers a print-your-own Personal Measurement Card on their website. (That’s a direct link to the .pdf, which is hard to find on their website. Clicking will invite a download of the .pdf file.)

I’ve printed it out on cardstock, and keep it handy when I can’t quite remember all the picky little measurements that are essential when sewing.  It’s also useful if you are pattern shopping far from home, and considering an independent pattern purchase.  There’s space for measurements in both inches and centimeters; I write out both, which saves a lot of conversion grief.

I cut the two cards out, fill in the data, and then laminate them together.  (Burda measures the body in slightly different ways than I am used to.)  Sturdy is better in my sewing room, and a stiff card is a lot harder to lose in piles of scraps than a sheet of paper, or cardstock alone.

Never once, in my entire life, have I remembered my sleeve length; I love having that information at my fingertips, so to speak.

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  1. April 23rd, 2012 at 05:10 | #1

    Thanks for the link. The card will be useful

  2. April 22nd, 2012 at 19:10 | #2

    That’s a handy shopping idea. I love anything that helps me shop smarter.

    • April 22nd, 2012 at 20:51 | #3

      Velosewer, the shopping tip only occurred to me after I (twice) found myself without it, and considering odd pattern purchases. At the cost of many independent patterns, one does not want to make a mistake!

  3. Becky
    April 22nd, 2012 at 17:16 | #4

    That is really helpful. Thanks for posting this.

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