How to measure Made to order

Made to order:

Each item is handmade to your measurements. This makes it very important that you size correctly! When taking your measurements, if possible, please have the help of someone else to ensure accurate results. This is extra important when measuring your inseam, if measured by yourself, it is typical that the measurements will not be correct and will lead to ill fitting pants that may be too long/short.

For accuracy, we recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror in undergarments.

When taking your measurements you can use a soft ruler used in sewing/fitting rooms, or grab a piece of yarn and a measuring tape and measure yourself with the yarn. Next lay the yarn down next to a ruler to get your results! Make sure your measuring tool is loosely fitted around the area you are measuring, not too tight but not loose enough that it flops.


Where to measure:

1. Height: To measure your height by yourself, start by grabbing a pencil and standing with your back against a wall. Then, use the pencil to mark where the highest point on the top of your head meets the wall. Get a tape measure and measure the distance from the floor to the mark you made on the wall, and voila!

2. Bust: Measure around your chest at the fullest point of the bust (not under the bust)

3. Waist: While standing up straight; bend at the waist to one side. The crease that forms is where your natural waist is located; measure there.

4. Hips: Standing with your feet together, measure around the fullest part of the hips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Inseam: Measure from the crotch to the floor/ desire length


6. Waist to floor. To measure your waist to floor measurement, locate the height of your waist, and measure how high it is from the floor. It is often easiest to measure at the side of your body.

7. HSP to the floor Front: Measure from HSP to the floor at the front.

7.1 HSP to the floor Back: Measure from HSP to the floor at the back. 

The HPS is where your shoulder seam would meet your neck. The point is situated where your neck meets your shoulder.

8. Front waist length. Measurement runs from your HPS down to your waist line across the front of your body.

8.1 Back waist length. Measurement runs from your HPS down to your waist line across the back of your body.

9. Center front length. This measurement is taken from the base of the neck down to where you would like the garment hem to end.

 

10. Shoulder to shoulder. Measurement runs from the tip of your shoulder on one side across your back to the tip of your other shoulder. To measure your shoulder to shoulder find the edge of your shoulder where on a good fitting shirt the shoulder seam would sit. Then, measure from there across your back to the same point at the other side.

 

11. Arm length. Measurement determines your sleeve length, and runs from the shoulder point along the arm to your wrist.

To measure it, place your tape measure at your shoulder point. Let your arm hang naturally in a slight bend, and measure along your slightly bent arm up to your wrist.

12. Thigh circumference. Measurement around your leg, near the top of your leg.

You should measure this a bit below your crotch, refer to the illustration for guidance.Make sure to keep the tape measure horizontal to the floor as you measure the circumference of your leg.

12. The biceps circumference measurement goes around the fullest part of your upper arm.

13. The cross seam is measured from the waist line at the front through your legs to the back.

To measure your cross seam tie a string around your waist. Then, measure down from the center front of your waist going through your legs back up to the back until you meet the string at your waist.

 

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