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How To Take Your Measurements
 
Measuring Tips:

1.       Use a standard cloth or vinyl measuring tape available at most any sewing/fabric stores or department stores such as Walmart. Check to see that is in good repair and not damaged, cracked, torn or worse…missing one end!  Do not try to use a carpenters tape, metal tape or rigid or semi-rigid ruler.

2.       Fill in each measurement as it is taken, donít try to remember them in your head.

3.       Do not try to measure yourself. Someone else must perform this task for you!

4.       Do not measure for your costume over clothing. Wearing a leotard or panties and bra (unpadded of course), or bathing suit is acceptable.

5.       The tape should be wrapped around the body part to be measured (end with the lower numbers first) and pulled snug. It should not be pulled tight(indenting into the skin) nor allowed to be loose. No twist please! Carefully read the proper number to the nearest one quarter of an inch.

6.       After taking all measurements repeat them at least once to verify they are all correct.

7.       Do not use old measurements, even if you think you havenít changed in size. 

8.       When measuring the girth, the most important measurement, press the tape into the lower back.

 

 

Measurements:

1. Chest
Measure with arms held out at shoulder height, over bust/chest and across back.

2. Waist
Measure around the natural waistline.

3. Hip
Measure around the widest part of the hip, parallel to the floor.

4. Girth
Keeping the tape against the small of the back, from the center of the shoulder, down the front, through the crotch, and up the back to the starting point.

5. Arm Length
Measure from edge of shoulder to bottom of wrist bone, done on a straight arm.

6. Upper Arm
Measure on a straight arm around the bicep.

7. Forearm
Measure around forearm midway from the elbow to the wrist.

8. Wrist
Measure around the wrist bone.

9. Neck-to-Waist
Measure from the base of the neck to the waist at your center back.

10. Waist-to-Knee
Measure from the waist to the center of the knee.

11.  Height

               Your overall height
                                                                                    (Right click on the chart to print and fill out)

 

 

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