• Jennifer

How to Measure

Updated: Mar 18



Since taking my sewing class, this has helped me with figuring out how to measure not only myself , but other people as well , the correct way.

Here's how to do it!

Measure over comfortable undergarments. Hold the tape measure snug, but not tight. Tie a narrow elastic around the waist. Bend and stretch until it settles at the natural waistline. Record your Measurements.

Bust: Around the fullest part of the bust and straight across the back.

High Bust/Chest: Around the body, under the warms above the fullest part of the bust.

Waist: Around the body, over the waistline elastic.

Hip: Around the body at the fullest part, usually 7"-9" below the waist.

Back Waist: Lower your head to identify the prominent bone at the base of the neck. Measure from this bone to the waistline elastic. *

Height: Stand barefoot against a flat wall, measure from the floor to the top of your head. *

* These two measurements require the help of a friend.


Sizes: 4-26

4- Bust 29 1/2, Waist 22, Hip 31 1/2, Back Waist Length 15 1/2

6- Bust 30 1/2, Waist 23, Hip 32 1/2, Back Waist Length 15 1/2

8-Bust 31 1/2, Waist 24, Hip 33 1/2, Back Waist Length 15 3/4

10-Bust 32 1/2, Waist 25, Hip 34 1/2, Back Waist Length 16

12-Bust 34, Waist 26 1/2, Hip 36, Back Waist Length 16 1/4

14-Bust 36, Waist 28, Hip 38, Back Waist Length 16 1/2

16-Bust 38, Waist 30, Hip 40, Back Waist Length 16 3/4

18-Bust 40, Waist 32, Hip 42, Back Waist Length 17

20-Bust 42, Waist 34, Hip 44, Back Waist Length 17 1/4

22-Bust 44, Waist 37, Hip 46, Back Waist Length 17 3/8

24-Bust 46, Waist 39, Hip 48, Back Waist Length 17 1/2

26-Bust 48, Waist 41 1/2, Hip 50, Back Waist Length 17 3/4

You will see these sizes on the back of the pattern piece.

Also on the side of the front of the pattern make sure it says your measurement size on it before you purchase the pattern. I've made this mistake a few times.


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