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|German to English translations [PRO]|
|German term or phrase: Borderhoehe/laenge|
|In book on dressmaking (1883):|
Nun wendet man sich wieder nach vorn und misst hier von der Halsgrube herunter 7)die Borderhoehe, 8)vom Halswirbel aus die Borderlaenge, dann 9) die Schulterhoehe, 10)die Seitenlaenge, 11)die Armlaenge, und 12)den Armlochumfang, worauf dann, wo noetig, noch die Achselbreite, die Aermelweiten, und Rocklaengen folgen.
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bodice height / length
This is a guess based on my own sewing experience and the context you provide. The measurements described in your text all refer to the upper body and are required in order to fashion the bodice (upper part) of a dress.
Bodice would generally translate back to s.th. like Mieder, Oberteil eines Kleids, Leibchen, and not Border, but IMHO, the context definitely points to bodice.
I also checked my 1855 German <> French dictionary which does list border in the sense of Besatz, verbrämen. (Think Bordüre in modern German).
Besatz, Bordüre - trim, trimming, trimming ribbon
However, trim/trimming would not seem to fit into your context as the measurements listed are very basic upper body measurements. Hopefully your text will contain further clues to help you decide if I'm guessing correctly...
Hope this helps; good luck!
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