There’s nothing better than a well-fitted garment, and the key to making one is taking accurate body measurements. This blog will serve as a guide to help you take correct body measurements.
Let’s start measuring!
What You’ll Need:
A handy and flexible tape measure is a must. Whether you’re taking someone else’s measurements or your own, it’s best to stand in front of a mirror to ensure the tape is in the correct position. For the perfect fit, it’s best to take measurements with a thin material, close-fitted clothing. Avoid wearing sweaters, jeans, or other bulky garments.
How to Measure
Wrap the measuring tape around the bust to measure the total circumference. It’s important to wear well-fitted undergarments as they can affect the measurements. Remember to keep the arms down when recording the measurements.
Remember to place the tape where the body bends. Another thing to keep in mind is to take both standing and sitting waist measurements. Standing waist measurements are used for loose, stretchy fabrics, and standing waist measurements are for fitted patterns, so there’s room to breathe when sitting.
Start with one side of the hips and wrap the tape around the rear to the other side, making a loop to where you began. The tape should be placed over the largest part of the hip area. This is best done in front of the mirror for more accuracy.
It’s also a safe option to measure the ‘sitting hip’ measurement for closely fitted material. Wrap the tape around the hips after sitting down on a chair; as the body expands, bring the tape around the hips until it forms a loop.
Measure the circumference of the arms.
3. Arm Length
Place the tape at the top of the arm and bring it all the way to the wrist. Keep your elbow slightly bent so there’s movement when you make the sleeve.
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