Scheme of taking measures (for women)

To sew an article the following measurements must be taken:

1.Breast circumference. A measuring tape must lie horizontally on the most
protruding points of the breast.

2. Breasts circumference. A measuring tape must lie horizontally under the breasts.

3. Waist circumference. The narrowest place of the body, a measuring tape must lie horizontally.

4.Hips circumference. The widest place on the buttocks. A measuring tape must lie exactly horizontally.

5.Breasts hight. From the base point of the neck to the most protruding point of the breasts. A measuring tape must lie exactly vertically.

6.Brests hight. From the base point of the neck to sideways to the bottom of the breast.

7.Breasts centre. Between the protruding points of the breasts.

8. Front length to the waist. From the base point of the neck sideways to the
narrowest place. The easiest way is to tie a tape or thread on the waist and
measure the way it is depicted in the photo, so that a measuring tape copies
the body contours.

9. Back length to the waist. From the seventh neck vertebrae to the waist. It is preferred to measure similarly with the help of a tape or thread tied on the waist.

10. Front width. From the armpit to the armpit, if the breast size is large, then from one armpit cavity to the other.

11. Back width. The same as front width, from the armpit to the armpit.

12. Shoulder length. From the base point of the neck to the end of the shoulder.

13. Sleeve length. From the end of the shoulder to the place where the sleeve must end.

If it is a loose-fitting sleeve, then it is necessary to measure a bit longer from the wrist, to the point where the sleeve must end.

If it is a reglan sleeve, then the length is measured from the beginning of the neck to the point where the sleeve must end.

14. Arm circumference.

15. Wrist circumference.

16. Length of a dress/coat/kersetka (sleeveless jacket). From the seventh neck vertebrae to the point where the article must end.