How do I get my measurements for a party dress?

Posted by Stella Erinson on Nov 14, 2011
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Making a party dress for this holiday season but don't know how to get my measurements. Anybody got a good system?

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  • by driedpie
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    How to Measure Your Bust:

    Wearing the undergarments that you will wear with the dress, wrap the measuring tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust.

    How to Measure Your Waist:

    Stand up straight and bend to the side, the crease created is your natural waist. Wrap tape around the narrowest part of your natural waist.

    How to Measure Your Hips:

    Stand with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and seat.

    How to Measure a Hollow to Hem (Length):

    Most dresses come with a standard length measurement, but some designers offer a custom hollow-to-hem. Your hollow-to-hem measurement is determined by measuring from the center of your collarbone (hollow) to the bottom (hem) of your dress. We highly recommend that you have a formal wear professional perform this measurement as it can be a bit tricky.

    It’s very important that you wear shoes with a similar heel height to those you will be wearing with your gown.

    • by driedpie
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      Your hollow-to-hem measurement is determined by measuring from the center of your collarbone (hollow) to the bottom (hem) of your dress. We highly recommend that you have a formal wear professional perform this measurement as it can be a bit tricky. https://jiofilocalhtml.run https://forpc.onl/best-ds-emulator-for-pc-download/

  • by craftfoxes
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    Our resident sewing expert, Steffan Lincecum, says this:

    "You need to think about what you'd like your bust to look like ideally and wear that bra. Then you measure over that bra and undies or any other 'shaping garment' you might want."

    "Start there and you will be oh, so much happier."

    "Then take the measurements recommended for the pattern you are making. But, you must start with the right underwear. Even if you are going to make a strapless dress, start with the ideal bust shape and then put padding and boning into the dress to achieve that shape."

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