How to take your measurements:

Take your measurements using a soft tape measure as this will be provide the greatest accuracy. Write down your measurements using our guide below and then, take them again. You won’t believe how easy it is to take the first set of measurements and hold the measuring tape too loose or too tight! Slip into some comfy underwear to take your measurements so that you can get the closest measurements possible! It’s a great idea to take your measurements in front of a mirror so that you can see whether you are holding the tape accurately.

  • Bust
    Measure around the fullest part of the bust, raising the tape slightly at the back.

  • Waist
    No sucking your tummy in! Use the tape to circle around your waist just above your belly button.

  • Hips
    Measure around the fullest part of your hips, making sure the tape is placed over the largest part of your buttocks.

  • Inseam
    Measure from your top inner leg to the bottom of your ankle. Or, if you know the desired length of your trousers, measure to that length. Alternatively, measure the inner leg of a pair of owned trousers that fit your desired length.

  • Sleeve length
    Bend your arm at a 90-degree angle and then, starting at the shoulder, pass over the elbow to the wrist.

Precise Measurements for Clothing Alteration: Body & Garment

Watch the following video, before sending your garments to us. Learn how to measure your body and get your garments ready to be altered.