(1) Shirt. Completely button shirt, including cuffs of the long sleeve shirt, and check the
(a) Collar. The shirt collar should fit the neck without bulging (Fig. 4--2).
(b) Back and Shoulders. The shirt should fit smoothly across the back and shoulders
(Fig. 4--2) without tightness or wrinkles. Ease across back should be approximately 2 1/2 inches.
There must be enough room around back and shoulders to allow free use of arms without
(c) Bust. The shirt should fit over the bust without strain (Fig. 4--2) or gaping between
buttons. There shall be 2 1/2 inches of ease at front. This shall be determined by pinching 1 1/4
inches excess cloth on the double on shirt front.
(d) Hips and Waist. The shirt should fit easily over the hips conforming to the waistline
curve with minimal blousing. Ease at the waist should be 2 1/2 inches at each side seam. This
shall be determined by pinching 1 1/4 inches excess cloth on the double at waist. The shirt front,
below the waist, should overlap without pulling or gaping.
1 Short Sleeve. The shirt is designed so that if the shirt size is correct in other areas,
the sleeves will be correctly proportioned.
2 Long Sleeve. The sleeve length should reach below the lower part of the wristbone
(2) Skirt. The skirt viewed from the front and back should continue the slender lines of the
coat, tapered slightly at the sides.
(a) Waist and Hips. The skirt should fit snugly at the waist and smoothly over the hips so
that it does not drape in folds. The center of the skirt waistband should be at the natural waistline.