Updated: Sep 1, 2022
Whether your sewing from a pattern or shopping online you will need basic measurements to get an accurate fit.
Don’t you worry it’s not as daunting as it sounds…I’m here to help you out with a few tips.
What you will need:
👙 Form fitting clothes
📏 A flexible measurement tape (not metal)
🙏🏾 An extra pair of hands to help you
measure the parts that you physically
🪡 The tape should fit comfortably around your curves. Remember you’re measuring for
clothing…the tighter you pull the tape the smaller your clothing will be 😣
🪡 To find your natural waist bend over. The part that makes the crease is your natural
waist usually about 4” below your belly button
🪡 when measuring your bust & hips make sure the tape is wrapped around the fullest
part of your curves
🪡 When measuring your bicep 💪🏾 make a muscle. You want that measurement to be
flexible so your garment moves with your movement.
🪡 When measuring yourself use a mirror. Looking down while measuring messes up
🪡 Keep a notepad close by to write down your measurements
Sign up to download a free measurement sheet here