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"Significance of Precise Bharatanatyam Outfit Measurements"

"The Significance of Precise Measurements"

Bharatanatyam, a traditional dance style from India, demands meticulousness and meticulousness in every aspect, including the attire. The clothing worn by a Bharatanatyam artist is not merely fabric, but a crucial component that amplifies the elegance and poise of the dance. Precise measurements play a vital role in achieving an impeccable Bharatanatyam costume. In this blog entry, we will delve into the significance of accurate measurements for Bharatanatyam attire and how they can profoundly impact the overall presentation.

Taking accurate measurements for a Bharatanatyam dance costume is crucial to ensure a perfect fit and a polished look on stage. Whether you are a dancer, a parent, or a costume designer, understanding the correct measurement techniques is essential. In this blog post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of taking measurements for a Bharatanatyam dance costume, including the key areas to measure and tips for achieving accurate results.

The Importance of Accurate Measurements

Why accurate measurements matter

  • Proper fit enhances the dancer's comfort and confidence on stage
  • Ill-fitting costumes can restrict movement and hinder performance
  • Accurate measurements ensure a polished and professional appearance

Key areas to measure

  • Height
  • Bust
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Length of the blouse
  • Length of the skirt / Pant
  • Arm circumference
  • Shoulder width

Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Measurements

Preparation

  • Gather the necessary tools: measuring tape, pen, and Measurement Chart 
  • Ensure the dancer is wearing appropriate undergarments
  • Have a mirror available for the dancer to check posture and alignment

Measuring the Length of the Pant Or Skirt

  • Start at the waist and measure down to the Ankle Bone for Pants and 6 inches short for Skirt
  • Ensure the measuring tape is straight and not too tight or too loose
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters

Measuring the Waist

  • Locate the natural waistline, which is typically the narrowest part of the torso or above the Naval
  • Wrap the measuring tape around the waist, ensuring it is parallel to the floor
  • Add One Finger Gap for the Measurement precise.
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters

Measuring the Hips

  • Find the fullest part of the hips, usually around the hip bones.
  • Wrap the measuring tape around the hips, ensuring it is parallel to the floor.
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters.

Measuring the Length of the Back Seat

  • Start at the Waist line where pant Starts to the Butt Curve
  • Ensure the measuring tape is straight and not too tight or too loose
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters

Measuring the Length of the Blouse

  • Start at the shoulder and measure down to the desired length of the blouse
  • Ensure the measuring tape is straight and not too tight or too loose
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters

Measuring the Bust

  • Wrap the Measuring tape around above the bust
  • Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of the bust
  • Ensure the tape is parallel to the floor and not too tight or too loose
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters

Measuring the Shoulder Width ( Half the Shoulder )

  • Measure from the center bone of the back neck to one side of the shoulder bone 
  • Ensure the measuring tape is straight and not too tight or too loose
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters

Measuring the Sleeve Length

  • Wrap the measuring tape from the Shoulder bone to sleeve where you want to end
  • Ensure the tape is parallel to the floor and not too tight or too loose
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters

Measuring the Arm Circumference

  • Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of the arm where the sleeve ends
  • Ensure the tape is parallel to the floor and not too tight or too loose
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters

Conclusion

Accurate measurements are essential for a well-fitting Bharatanatyam dance costume. By following the step-by-step guide outlined in this blog post, you can ensure that the costume will enhance the dancer's performance and provide a polished and professional appearance on stage. Taking the time to measure each key area accurately will result in a costume that not only fits perfectly but also allows the dancer to move with ease and confidence.

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