Measuring Garments

Tops
  • Measuring Garments - Body Width

    Body width measure 1” below armhole and straight across from side to side.

  • Measuring Garments - Body Length

    Body length measure in a straight line at point where neck trim meets body to bottom of garment (including any bottom trim).

  • Measuring Garments - Armhole

    Armhole measure in a straight line at point where sleeve joins body at the shoulder to the point where the sleeve meets the body at the underarm.

  • Sleeve length

    Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    At the top
    measure from point where sleeve meets shoulder seam, straight along fold to bottom of sleeve (including any sleeve trim).

  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Center back
    measure from center of back where collar joins garment to where the sleeve and shoulder joins, then to the end of sleeve cuff or hem.

  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Shoulder to shoulder measure across the back of the garment along the shoulder seams from the outside edge of one shoulder to the outside of the other.

  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Colret width position ruler end to colret seam at center front and measure across width of colret.

  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Cuff width measure from the point where the cuff is attached to the sleeve to the end of the cuff.

  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Bottom band width measure where bottom band is attached to edge of band.

  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Bottom band opening measure along edge of bottom band.

  • Muff pockets

    Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Opening
    measure along the pocket opening from the top of the pocket down to the bottom of the pocket opening.

  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Length
    measure along side of garment from the point parallel to the top of the pocket down to the point where the pocket meets bottom band.

Bottoms
  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Waist band
    Relaxed
    measure distance across waist at center of elastic/band ½” down from top.

    Stretched
    measure elastic waist extended horizontally to maximum width without breaking stitches.

  • Measuring Garments - Sleeve length

    Length
    Total length – measure along outseam from top of elastic to bottom of leg.  (A to B)

    Inseam – measure from crotch seam down to bottom of leg.  (C to D)