Taking Measurements

Taking Measurements

Unit Objectives

At the end of this unit you will be able to:

Take measurements  of different garments.

Details on How to Take Measurements 

Bust: Raise  the arm to the shoulder level. The measuring tape should cross around the fullest part of the bust .The measuring tape should run directly over the nipples and across the shoulder blades on the back.

Waist: The measurement should be taken around the narrowest point of the waistline allowing 2 fingers between the waist and the tape measure.

Hips: Standing with the knees together the measurement should be taken around the fullest part of the hips.

Shoulder to Bust: Run the measuring tape from the tip of the shoulder to the centre of bust.

Front Shoulder to Waist: Measure from tip of  shoulder over bust to natural waistline.

Shoulder to Shoulder: Measure across the back of neck from the  socket of one shoulder to the socket of the other shoulder.

Shoulder to Neck: Measure from base of neck along top of shoulder to the  shoulder socket.

Down Centre Back: Measure from nape of neck to natural waist

Back Shoulder to Waist: Measure from tip of shoulder to natural waistline

Across Back: Measure from armhole across back to armhole positioning tape measure + – 8 cm down from nape of neck.

Full Back: Measure from side seam, under armpit to side seam across back positioning tape measure + –  4cm down under armpit.

Sleeve Hole: Measure around the shoulder under the armpit.

Bicep: Measure around the fullest part of the upper arm.

Elbow: Do a fairly loose measurement around the bent elbow.

Under Arm: Measure from under the arm Start at the armpit to the wrist

Over Arm: Measure from outer shoulder socket on outside of arm with a bent arm, to the wrist.

Side Seam: Measure from under armpit to natural waistline down.

Upper Arm: Measure from the outer shoulder socket on the outside of the arm to the crook of elbow.