Massive apologies in advance for my super basic question that follows, I am super new to the Valentina and just in the beginning stages of learning all the ins and outs of this fantastic tool.
Ok so here goes…I have started to set up my standard size measurements in Tape based on the size chart on page 13 of ‘Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear’ by Winifred Aldrich. For further reference I am using size 10 as my base size for grading which is equivalent to an Australian size 8. However there is just one thing about the default sizes that Valentina has listed as the default where base size = 50cm. Can someone please help to explain the exact point of measurement on the body that correlates to the 50cm and how this measurement was decided as the default measurement, such as what was the base womenswear clothing size that this correlates to?
I am sure I must have missed something along the line as I have read as many forum threads that I wrap my eyeballs around and based on what I have read in the forums base size is dependent on a POM for the bust/chest? However (at least in Australia) there are no bust measurement for a standard size 8 that would match a base size measurement of 50cm at the bust. In fact if I was using the bust_circ as listed in Aldrich then I would need to list 84cm as my base size and 170cm for my base height. However the base size range only runs from 22cm to 72cm. Which has left me stumped, as to what this measurement relates to. Can someone please help to explain?
I have read the user manual over and over - which has left me with even more questions…I have provided the link here. https://wiki.valentinaproject.org/wiki/UserManual:Tape_measurements It seems that the author of the method is using the same reference book and perhaps the same chart that I am using however, I am not sure what POM they have used to reach base size = 34.
Again a little further clarification here would be wonderful… Can someone help to identify how they came up with the 34cm as the base size here? Looking over the size charts in Aldrich the only conclusions I can come up with here is “neck size” or “back width” - but surely if the POM could be interchangeable based on the operator we would need to identify which POM we are using when setting up the standard size measurements?
I am so sorry for wafting on here, but I would be truly grateful for any further clarification and assistance on the topic of how to calculate or measure the base size. Understanding this is clearly important to using the program and I would love to feel confident moving forward
Thanks a bunch in advance