Abstract: The system for designing custom made, formfitting clothing, such as bathing suits, includes a video camera that captures front, side and back views of the female or human form and generates front, side and back video frame images thereof. In one embodiment, the operator electronically outlines the front, side and back trunk of the female form using these images. The computer generates front, side and back outline maps of the trunk. The operator then selects a plurality of vertically spaced measuring points along the front and side outline maps. The computer calcultes the lengths of a plurality of circumferential curves about the female at the measuring points based upon the front and side outline maps. The curve lengths are then converted into cutting dimensions for cloth. The operator selects one of a plurality of standard style and size selections of formfitting clothing from a look-up table having standard pattern maps.