BODY & GARMENT MEASUREMENTS
How to measure your body?
Bust/Chest: To measure your bust, you should measure underneath your armpits around your chest.Be sure to measure over the fullest part of your chest to get an accurate size.
Waist:To measure your waist, you should measure your natural waistline. Place the measuring tape below your rib cage and above your belly button at the smallest part of your waist. Be sure to stand up straight and relax your stomach so that you get a true measurement.
Hip: To measure your hips, stand with your feet together and wrap the tape around your hips and the roundest part of your rear.
Sleeve Length: The length between the top of the sleeve, measured perpendicular to the fabric’s vertical thread
Body Width: Length between the stitches below the armpits
Body Length: Length between the edge go the neck opening to the bottom (hem)
Top and Dress:
How to measure your garments?
Garment measurements are the measurements taken from a completed, sewn garment.
Body measurements are your particular measurements, typically bust/chest, waist and hip.
Most finished garment measurements are LARGER than the wearer's body measurements. This is because garments need something call EASE. Ease is the amount of space between your body and a garment. If the garment measured the same as your body measurements you wouldn't be able to sit, bend, twist, or move at all. If the fabric has a lot of stretch like a bathing suit or leggings, the garment has something called negative ease, meaning it's smaller than your body measurements.
Some garments have a lot of ease for a flowy, oversized look, and some garments have just a little ease for comfort and movement; it doesn't mean that these garments run large or run small, the amount of ease designed into a garment is called the intended fit.