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How to take your measurements
August 11, 2017

Get it right

A professional looking garment enhances your total fashion image and is as much the result of a proper fit as it is of careful construction. An accurate set of body measurements is essential to adjust your new dressmaking model to as close a copy of your body as possible. Ask someone to help you in checking and recording your basic body measurements. When measuring, pull the tape snugly, but not too tightly, around the fullest part of each body area being measured.

Back Waist length

If you have purchased a dressmaking model with a body in 8 pieces you will have the benefit of being able to adjust the back length for people who have longer bodies and lower waistlines. The back length can be lengthened by up to approx 3.8 cms (1.5”). Measure from the prominent bone at the base of the neck down to the natural waistline. Please remember that the dressmaking model is delivered with back measurement set at its shortest length.

Knowing what your body measurements are is the first step of your design or dressmaking adventure.