A study on the development of blouse patterns for obese women in their 20s and 30s

Fei Jie, Young Ran Nam, Dong Eun Kim

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This study examined obese women with a BMI index over than 25 kg/m2 in their 20s and 30s regarding the right fit for wearing a blouse. In comparison with three types of existing educational patterns, the first educational pattern experimental clothing was produced in dimensions of three study participants selected by the existing pattern to evaluate the fit suitability conducted for groups of study participants and expert groups. Experimental patterns were designed based on educational pattern C, which was the best fit as a result of the fitting evaluation. The main modification items include front bust circumference, hip circumference, back interscye, scye depth, shoulder length, blouse length, bottom line shape, upper arm circumference, wrist circumference, sleeve length and collar size. The design preferences for obese women were reflected in pattern modification; in addition, the final experimental pattern was designed by adding or subtracting margins and dimensions based on the results of the visual matching assessment by study subjects and expert groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-484
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020

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  • Blouse
  • Fit
  • Obese women
  • Pattern


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