Dress Measurement Instructions
If you have opted for made to measure you will need to leave your measurements in the notes/comments section at checkout. Don't worry if you are unsure of how to take your measurements, read on! There might seem like a lot to do, but it will all be worth it for a completely customised dress just for you! I also have some videos in my highlights on Instagram if you need some more help.
However, please be aware that your clothing will not have fittings as required with traditional made to measure garments, therefore generally my styles are designed for a looser fit to combat any possible problems. I will still draft all patterns especially for you, but given this is an online only service, please understand that I prefer to cover my bases!
All measurements need to be taken in centimetres, use a measuring tape which can easily be purchased from most supermarkets for a few dollars. You can follow this link to purchase from Coles Supermarkets for example: Korbond Tape Measure
Then you will need to measure yourself. Take all measurements with either underwear or thin active wear on, no jumpers or bulky items.
Take the tape around your underarms and above your bust, pull it snug, this is your chest measurement.
Take the tape around your bust at the fullest point and under your underarms, then pull it firm, but don't squash yourself, this is your bust measurement.
Take the tape around the smallest part of your waist and keep it snug but not too firm, this is your waist measurement.
Place the tape measure around the largest part of your hips/ bottom/ thighs. This may be either of those places, often it is different for everyone, as long as it's the largest part. Take the measurement firmly, but not too loose or tight.
Then please place the start of the tape at your waist and let it fall to the floor, and take the skirt length exactly where you would like it. Take this measurement looking in a mirror as if you bend over it will change! Please still indicate in the options whether you would like above or below knee, or mid-calf, as everyone is a different height I will need your specified length to get it exactly right, you shouldn't need to get it hemmed!
TOTAL WAIST LENGTH
Put your tape measure on your waist at the front, run it over the fullest part of your bust, over your shoulder at the highest point then down your back to your waist at the back, this is your total waist measurement
Place your tape measure at the highest point of your shoulder to the fullest part of your bust, this is your bust height measurement.
IMPORTANT!!! Please let me know if you usually have any issues with sizing in general, I can easily account for it. For example I always find sleeves to be too tight to get the right fit on my bust in shop bought dresses, so I always make them a little larger to be comfy. It's the little things that can make your dress perfect, and the more information you give me the better I can make it!
Please cut and paste this section into the comments and add your numbers:
Hips/ Bottom/ Thighs:
Skirt Length from Waist:
Total Waist Length: