A Guide to Measuring Yourself
a guide to measuring yourself
Updated September 2019
If you’re not acustomed to making your own dresses then measuring yourself might seem a little daunting! Don’t worry, we’ve composed a simple break down of what each measurement really means! Read on for a super simple guide to your measurements.
The Bust measurement is to be taken around the widest part of your chest. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust, wrap itaround (under your arms, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement.
Waist measurement is to be taken at your natural waistline, above your belly button and below your rib cage. If you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline. Make sure to stand as you would naturally in order to get a true measurement.
Hips measurement is to be taken at the widest part of your hips. Start atone hip and wrap the tape measure behind you, around the other hip, andback to where you started. Make sure the tape is over the largest part of your bottom.
Bodice measurement is the length from the shoulder, or top of the straps,of the dress to the waistline. This differs depending on the style so makesure to check that the garment will sit comfortably here.
Skirt length is the length from the waistline to the hem of the garment.This allows you to measure to where the hem of the dress will fall on you.
Dress length is the total length of the dress from shoulder to hem. The measurements provided on each size chart are of when the garmentis laid flat and not stretched. Bear in mind that garments made from our cotton/elastane blend fabric do have a little amount of stretch in them but will not be as stretchy as those created in fabrics such as polyester or jersey, which will be more forgiving.
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