|I recently discovered that Google (NAYY) has a super-simple way of finding measurement equivalents. Let's say you're reading a European pattern that says it's for someone with a hip measurement of 92 cm. "What the heck does that mean -- it sounds HUGE," you say to yourself. Well, in the Google search bar just type
92 cm to inches
and you'll learn that...
92 centimeters = 36.2204724 inches.
Just under 36-1/4". Definitely not huge. :)
Another one: You read in someone's blog that she shortened her skirt by 35 mm. You go to Google and type in
35 mm to inches
and you get...
35 millimeters = 1.37795276 inches.
So she shortened her skirt by just over 1-1/3".
One more, just for fun. In this same person's blog you read that she's 162 cm tall. Wow, she's a giant! No, type in
162 cm to feet
It tells you that
162 centimeters = 5.31496063 feet
...so she's only just under 5'4"
(i.e. 5 feet tall plus about .315 of a foot [just under 4"]).
This works the other way too, of course (Imperial to metric).
P.S. You can also convert currencies, temperatures, and all kinds of other fun stuff this way... 16 U.S. dollars = 12.5480354 Euros or 7 degrees Celsius = 44.6 degrees Fahrenheit for example. Cool, eh? :)