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How To Measure and Select Body Type

Step 1

To achieve the best results when measuring follow these guidelines. Most importantly, measure over the undergarments you normally wear. Hold the tape measure comfortably snug, but not tight. Then measure:
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Step 2

Write down your results. In Step 3, view the appropriate “Body Measurement Chart” to see where you fit in.

Body Measurement

Height:
Bust:
High Bust:
Waist:
Back Waist Length:
Hip:

Your Height and Back Waist Length along with your body proportions, are the keys to determining your Body Type.

Step 3

To achieve the best results when measuring follow these guidelines. Most importantly, measure over the undergarments you normally wear. Hold the tape measure comfortably snug, but not tight. Then measure:

This brochure includes detailed information on:

How to Measure
Pattern Industry Standard Body Measurement Chart for Misses Sizes
A Body Measurement Worksheet Information on How to use Measurements to Determine Your Pattern Size
Instructions on How to Increase The Size of a Dart
Fitting FAQ’s (frequently asked questions)