Last week, I asked you all for a set of hand and bicep measurements. Thanks for playing! Over 70 people contributed, which is enough for my questions. The first question is fairly straight forward:
Does hand circumference increase with weight gain?
Biceps are an excellent indicator of weight, and when taken with a neck measurement are also a pretty good indicator of bust cup size. The equations I use for that are based on ratios from my research and I’m not going into that here.
By tying the hand circumference to the bicep, I gauged the weight of the person being measured in a neutral way. I don’t think as many of us have issues about our biceps as our waists/busts (?). Neutrality is more likely to result in accurate measurements. You can see from the scatter chart above that there’s no real correlation between hand and bicep circumference. That is, the hand circumference is all over the map as the bicep circumference rises.
I’m not very surprised, to be honest. Hand circumference is almost entirely a bone structure measurement, while biceps are primarily a tissue measurement. Now I’m satisfied on that point- hands are mostly bones.
Why mess around with hand measurements, anyway?
Right now I’m perfecting the final drafts of the Hummingbird Top for the next release. I’ve been dropping clues and hints and glimpses all over the place, but I’ll continue being coy about it until the pre-sale & circus when I’ll reveal the new makes.
Basically, I’ve been using my hand circumference as a guide to peplum width. It’s handy. Ahem. I wondered how much hand circumference varies (not much). Now I’ve sorted out the ratios I want to use.
I have another giveaway series and measurements survey coming up next month, thanks for playing!