How To Measure Hips Waist and Chest

TIP when taking measurements , use a cloth tape measure , not a metal one. Make sure that, when you circle your chest, waist ,or hips, the tape is level and neither too tight nor too loose.

  • CHEST  Measure the circumference of your chest. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of you bust,wrap it around (under you arm pits,around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement
  • WAIST Measure the circumference of your waist. Use the tape to circle your waist (like a belt would) at your natural waistline, which is located above you belly button and below your rib cage. Don't suck in your stomach , or you will get a false measurement
  • HIPS Measure the circumference of your hips. Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your rear, around the other hip, and back to where you started. Make sure the tape is over the largest part of your buttocks. Because making sure the tape is level back there can be hard, try to do it in front of a mirror
  • SLEEVE LENGTH Place your hand at your waist ( your elbow should be bent at a 90-degree angle ) Then start at the middle of the back of your neck and measure to your shoulder , down your arm to the elbow, and the on to the wrist. Adjust the measurement for the desired sleeve length of the finished garment

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