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Taking Body Measurements for Clothing

Taking Body Measurements for Clothing

Body Measurements

Taking Body Measurements for Clothing… Keep accurate measurements for yourself and other family members, and use them as a reference when buying or making clothes. When taking a person’s body measurements, be sure that he or she is standing straight. When you go shopping to buy clothes, carry the body measurements with you.

Man’s Body Measurements

  • Head Measure, horizontally around the head, level with the middle of the forehead.
  • Collar Measure, around the fullest part of the neck.
  • Chest Measure, around the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape measure straight across the back.
  • Waist Tie, a piece of string around the waist and let it settle into the natural waistline. Measure around this marker with a tape measure.
  • Inside leg, Measure vertically down the inside of the leg, from the crotch to ihc ankle bone.
  • Foot length, Measure along the sole of the foot, from the big toe to the heel.

Woman’s Body Measurements

  • Head Measure; Horizontally around the head, level with the middle of the forehead, for women also.
  • Bust Measure; Around the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape measure straight across the back.
  • Waist Tie; A piece of siring around the waist and let it settle into the natural waistline. Measure around this with a tape measure.
  • Hips Measure; Around the fullest part of the hips and buttocks, keeping the tape measure straight.
  • Outside leg; Use string around the waist to find the natural waistline. Measure the outside leg from the string to the ankle bone.
  • Foot length; Measure along the sole of the foot, from the big toe to the heel.

Child’s Body Measurements

  • Height: Stand the child against a wall. Mark the wall by the top of the child’s head, and measure from this mark to the floor.
  • Head: Measure horizontally around the head, level with the middle of the forehead, for children too.
  • Chest: Measure the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape measure straight across the back.
  • Waist: Measure around the waist, keeping the tape measure level with the navel.
  • Outside leg: Use string to mark the natural waistline. Measure the outside leg from the string to the ankle bone.
  • Foot length: Measure along the sole of the foot, from the big toe to the heel.

Revise children’s body measurements frequently, and always have their shoe sizes tested by professional fitters.

Body Measurements

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