How to Measure

Measure Your Bust

You’ll need to measure the fullest part of your bust to get the proper measurement. Make sure that the measuring tape goes under your arms.

  • Keep the measuring tape snug but not too tight. If you do it too tight (if your bust is popping out over the tape) then you’ll get the wrong measurements and your dress won’t fit properly.

Pro tip: wear a non-padded bra to get the most accurate measurements.

  • Hold Tape Not Too Tight Nor too Loose

  • Measure This Thinking This Will Be The Bust Measurement of Your Cloth

  • Better Still Verify This with Your Best Fitted Dress. Measure Your Dress Without Wearing It and Without Stretching It.

Measure Your Waist

Bend to one side (doesn’t matter which) and find your waist’s natural crease. At the crease, measure around your waist, making sure that the measuring tape is a bit loose.

  • You can also find your natural waist by measuring 2 inches up from your belly button. It’s usually the smallest part of your waistline.
  • Stand up straight and breathe normally when measuring.

  • Exhale and then check the measurement on the tape

  • Here Also You Can Validate The Waist With Your Favorite Cloth You Already Have.

Measure Your Hip

Stand with your feet together. Measure around the fullest part of your hips and rear. This is typically midway between your crotch and your belly button. Again you’ll want to keep the measuring tape somewhat loose, so that your dress size doesn’t end up being too small.

  • Put your feet together to take the measurement. At the very least, your feet shouldn't be wider than your shoulders, but together is better

  • Your hip measurement includes your butt and your hips

  • Once you have your tape measure in place, you may need to move up or down an inch or two to find the widest spot.

  • When you make clothing, you don't make it to your exact measurements because then it would be skin-tight, which would mean it would be difficult to move. Therefore, you must add a few inches to make it more wearable

Measure Your Shoulder

Stand upright with good posture and relaxed shoulders. Place one end of the measuring tape on the tip of one shoulder and draw it across your back. Find the measurement at the tip of the other shoulder, making sure the tape measure is flat across your back first. You can also have a friend assist you by holding one end of the tape measure at the outer edge of one shoulder. Instruct them to draw the tape across your back and over to the outer edge of the other shoulder. Keep the tape measure parallel to the floor. Record this distance as your shoulder width.

  • If you’re taking this measurement on your own, you can raise your arms up as you get the tape into place. But keep your elbows close to your body as you pinch the tape to determine the measurement.

  • You can validate the measurement with your most perfectly fit dress you already have.

  • Once you have your tape measure in place, you may need to move up or down to find the widest spot.

  • This measurement is most often used for custom tops, tailored dresses, kurtis etc.

Measure Your Sleeve

Sleeve (casual): Measure from your shoulder down to your wrist, or wherever you want the cuff to be. Sleeve (dress or formal); Measure from the back-center of your neck, over your shoulder, and down to wherever you want the cuff to end.

You can also ask a friend to assist you with this one. Stand with your elbow bent at a 90-degree angle with your hand resting on your hip. Instruct your friend to hold the end of the tape measure at the center of the base of your neck at the back. Have them extend the tape measure to your outer shoulder, down over your elbow, and down to your wrist. They can stop where you want your cuff to be.

    Measure Your Upper Arm Circumference

    Wrap a tape measure tightly around your relaxed bicep, and record the measurement. Flex your bicep and tightly wrap the tape measure around your flexed bicep. Record the measurement. Wrap the tape measure tightly around your forearm, about halfway between your elbow and your wrist.

    Measure Your Dress Length

    Your Shoulder-to-hem (or hollow to hem) measurement is the dress length. Start from the center of your collarbone (hollow) to the bottom (hem) of your dress. Simply Speaking measure from the lower side of your neck to the point on your waist/thigh/ankle where you want hem of the dress to end. That will be your dress length.

    • You can also simply take the length of your favorite dress from top point to bottom point and validate or can give that as llength.

    • Wear shoes with the correct heel height for hemline or inseam measurements

    Measure Your Thigh Knee Calf

    These are also important as you will be getting tailored clothing. Wrap the tape measure around each area at the widest point, then take the measurement.

      Measure Your In Seam

      Start with a pair of pants you already have that fit you well and lay them flat on the floor. Carefully measure the length from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg. THIS NUMBER IS YOUR INSEAM. Use this number to help you choose your next pair of great-fitting pants.

      Measure from the crotch seam to the hem of your pants. The crotch seam is the seam near the crotch of your pants that intersects with the seam that runs along the leg. The hem is the edge at the bottom of your pant leg. The distance between the crotch seam and hem is your inseam measurement

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