Index
PROPORTIONATE HEIGHT SCALE
Height
hand
in Feet
5 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/4 5/5 5/6 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/l0 5/11 5/12
SIZES
32
13 ¾
  6
  7 ¾
14
  61/8
  77/8
14 ¼
  6 ¼
  8
14 ½
  63/8
  81/8
14 ¾
  6 ½
  8 ¼
15
  65/8
  83/8
15 ¼
  6 ¾
  8 ½
15 ½
  67/8
  85/8
15 ¾
  7
  8¾
16
  71/8
  87/8
16 ¼
  7 ¼
  9
16 ½
  73/8
  91/8
16 ¾
  7 ½
  9 ¼
34 137/8
  61/8
  7 ¾
141/8
  6 ¼
  77/8
143/8
  63/8
  8
14 5/8
  6 ½
  81/8
14 7/8
  6 5/8
  8 ¼
15 1/8
  6 ¾
  8 3/8
15 3/8
  6 7/8
  8 ½
15 5/8
  7
  8 5/8
15 7/8
  7 1/8
  8 ¾
16 1/8
  7 ¼
  8 7/8
16 3/8
  7 3/8
  9
16 5/8
  7 ½
  9 1/8
16 7/8
  7 5/8
  9 ¼
36 14
  6 ¼
  7 ¾
14 ¼
  63/8
  77/8
14 ½
  6 ½
  8
14 ¾
  65/8
  81/8
15
  6 ¾
  8 ¼
15 ¼
  67/8
  83/8
15 ½
  7
  8 ½
15 ¾
  71/8
  85/8
16
  7 ¼
  8 ¾
16 ¼
  73/8
  87/8
16 ½
  7 ½
  9
16 ¾
  75/8
  91/8
17
  7 ¾
  9 ¼
38 141/8
  63/8
  7 ¾
143/8
  6 ½
  77/8
145/8
  65/8
  8
147/8
  6 ¾
  81/8
151/8
  67/8
  8 ¼
153/8
  7
  83/8
155/8
  71/8
  8 ½
157/8
  7 ¼
  85/8
161/8
  73/8
  8 ¾
163/8
  7 ½
  87/8
165/8
  75/8
  9
167/8
  7 ¾
  91/8
171/8
  77/8
  9 ¼
40 14 ¼
  6 ½
  7 ¾
14 ½
  65/8
  77/8
14 ¾
  6 ¾
  8
15
  67/8
  81/8
15 ¼
  7
  8 ¼
15 ½
  71/8
  83/8
15 ¾
  7 ¼
  8 ½
16
  73/8
  85/8
16 ¼
  7 ½
  8 ¾
16 ½
  75/8
  87/8
16 ¾
  7 ¾
  9
17
  77/8
  91/8
17 ¼
  8
  9 ¼
42 143/8
  65/8
  7 ¾
145/8
  6 ¾
  77/8
147/8
  67/8
  8
151/8
  7
  81/8
153/8
  71/8
  8 ¼
155/8
  7 ¼
  83/8
157/8
  73/8
  8 ½
161/8
  7 ½
  85/8
163/8
  75/8
  8 ¾
165/8
  7 ¾
  87/8
167/8
  77/8
  9
171/8
  8
  91/8
17 ¾
  81/8
  9 ¼
44 14 ½
  6 ¾
  7 ¾
14 ¾
  67/8
  77/8
15
  7
  8
15 ¼
  7 ¼
  81/8
15 ½
  7 ¼
  8 ¼
15 ¾
  73/8
  83/8
16
  7 ½
  8 ½
16 ¼
  75/8
  85/8
16 ½
  7 ¾
  8 ¾
16 ¾
  77/8
  87/8
17
  8
  9
17 ¼
  81/8
  91/8
17 ½
  8 ¼
  9 ¼
46 145/8
  67/8
  7 ¾
147/8
  7
  78/8
151/8
  71/8
  8
153/8
  7 ¼
  81/8
155/8
  75/8
  8 ¼
157/8
  7 ½
  83/8
161/8
  75/8
  8 ½
163/8
  7 ¾
  85/8
165/8
  77/8
  8 ¾
167/8
  8
  87/8
171/8
  81/8
  9
173/8
  8 ¼
  91/8
175/8
  83/8
  9 ¼
48 14 ¾
  7
  7¾
15
  71/8
  77/8
15 ¼
  7 ¼
  8
15 ½
  73/8
  81/8
15 ¾
  7 ½
  8 ¼
16
  75/8
  83/8
16 ¼
  7 ¾
  8 ½
16 ½
  77/8
  85/8
16 ¾
  8
  8 ¾
17
  81/8
  87/8
17 ¼
  8 ¼
  9
17 ½
  83/8
  91/8
17 ¾
  8 ½
  9 ¼

The Proportionate Height Scale gives us the waist length, back depth and under arm length. In the first row at the top, figures show heights from 5 feet to 5 feet 12 inches and at the extreme left row we have the sizes from 32 to 48. In each inner section or square we find on the first line the waist length, on the second line the back depth and on the third line the under arm length.

This table of proportions can be used for a number of practical guides. The third number in each box gives us the under arm length which is a known measurement for bandeaux, brassieres and corselettes. Inasmuch as these garments also require a shoulder strap length it is very practical to understand that we require the use of the natural waist length. By deducting the under arm length measurement from the waist length measurement we obtain the measurement called back depth. These are the three measurements found in each section calculated according to height and width.