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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 2 Fitting rules for sheath dress, developed directly from analysis of correspondence

From: Exploration of the body–garment relationship theory through the analysis of a sheath dress

1. Dress cannot change substantially in configuration from the one described during garment abstraction—maintains number of block pieces, correspondence points and seams
2. Blocks conform as close to body as possible without displacing or stretching the garment at any location
3. Center front and center back lengthwise grain are perpendicular to floor
4. Hem is parallel to the floor at center front and center back
5. Dart tips point towards the major prominence in their area
6. Correspondence points of blocks match correspondence locations on body:
 High point shoulder matches mid-point of shoulder at base of neck
 Shoulder point matches outermost edge of the acromion
 CB neck point matches top of spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra at base of neck
 Underarm point matches midway between subject’s front and back, 1″ below axilla
 CF waist point matches middle of subject’s waist, centered under CF neck point
 CB waist point matches middle of subject’s waist, centered under CB neck point on spine
 Side waist point matches midway between subject’s front and back, in middle of subject’s waist
 Point of greatest lower-body side prominence matches the subject’s side at either the high-hip, hip, or thigh level
 Hem matches the height of the suprapatellas
7. Neckline curves through all correspondence points at base of neck
8. Waist seam curves through all correspondence points at waist