Using Garment Measurements

HOW TO MEASURE A GARMENT

To find the best fit, we recommend measuring a garment you already own that fits 
you well using our method below, then compare this with the measurements we've given 
on the new item you’re considering.

Our measurements are all taken from garments laying flat.

Lay your existing garment out on a flat surface as per illustration below. 
Using a measuring tape follow the key below to match your measurements to ours
to allow an accurate comparison. 
If you need to measure your body instead of an exising garment please note some
amounts we give will need to be doubled.to find the circumference. E.g. we may 
give a bust size as 46cm laying flat, which equals a bust circumference of 92cm.

TOPS

  1. Shoulders straight across seam to seam
  2. Length Centre Back (CB) neck to Hem
  3. Length Shoulder to Hem
  4. Bust
  5. Hip
  6. Bicep
  7. Sleeve Length

PANTS

  1. Waistband pulled taut across
  2. Hip 
  3. Crotch from top of waistband to junction seam
  4. Inside leg from junction seam to hem
  5. Outside leg from top of waistand to hem

DRESSES

  1. Shoulders straight across seam to seam
  2. Bust
  3. Waist
  4. Hip
  5. Length from CB (Centre Back) Neck to Hem

WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY 'NECK DROP' 

Use something straight (e.g. ruler, piece of paper) to create a guide across the top of the shoulders as shown below to measure the drop of the neckline from. 

  1. Front Neck drop
  2. Back neck drop