How To Take Your Measurements
Grab a measuring tape and follow the simple guidelines we've laid out for you.
It Is Our Belief,
that the old standardized metric system serves no one, because each and every body is different. As we're here to defy every rule imposed by the fast fashion industry, every item we make is made-to-order, according to our client's measurements. To make it easier for you and make sure you take the right measurements, we decided to introduce a step-by-step guide to help you get those measurements right.
Measuring The Bust & Waist
Measure your bust at the fullest point around your breasts. The measuring tape should be parallel to the floor and go past both your nipples, under the armhole, over the shoulder blades, and around your back where the bra strap is. When you take this measurement wear a bra to get the correct bust measurements.
To find your natural waistline, bend to one side. When you do, a crease will appear which should be bellow your ribcage. Take the measuring tape and measure from that crease around the narrowest part of your waistline. Keep the tape parallel to the floor.
Measuring The Hips
Measure your hips at the fullest part of your backside and wrap the measuring tape all around. The front side of the measuring tape should be approximately just above where your legs meet the torso. Keep the tape parallel to the floor.
Measuring The Sleeve Length
When you measure the sleeve length make sure you put the measuring tape at the top of your arm and measure the length to where you want the finished hem to be.
Measuring The Arm Circumference
Place the tape measure around the widest part of your upper arm - your bicep. Then bend your arm slightly, at the elbow. This will allow the sleeve to have a little wiggle room so it doesn't get too tight. If you want the sleeve to be very tight keep the tape glued to your arm. If you want it to be a bit lose, put one finger between the tape and the arm.
Measuring The Shoulders
When you measure the shoulders length, make sure you measure the distance between your shoulders at the widest point on the back, from one seam to the other. .
Measuring The Length
For the length measurement of a dress or a jumpsuit measure the length from the shoulder to where you want the finished hem to be.
Measuring The Shoulder To Bust/Waist Length
For shoulder to bust length, measure from where your shoulder meets your neck and down along your body to the tip of your bust.
For shoulder to waist length, measure from where your shoulder meets your neck and down along your body to your natural waistline, the thinnest part of your torso.
Measuring The Outer Seam
When you measure the outer seam, make sure to measure the length from the waistline to where you want the finished hem to be.
Measuring The Inner Seam
When you measure the inner seam, make sure to measure the length of your inner leg from the crotch to where you want the finished hem to be.
Measuring The Total Rise
Stand upright. Position the tape vertically and place it so that it starts at the center of the waist. From there measure down to the crotch area. Make sure the tape isn't too tight or too loose. If you want a higher waist, measure from your waistline. If you want a lower waist, measure from where you want your waistline to be.