TaniJay Crochet’s Guide on
HOW TO MEASURE
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Your measurements + TJC = Recipe for perfection
Ten minutes of your time to get accurate measurements makes you enjoy the perfect fitting custom item for years to come.
A flexible measuring tape will give you the most accurate measurements. If you don’t have a flexible measuring tape, you can use a string and then measure the length against a ruler or print out a copy of our free measuring tape.
If you are unsure or having difficulties following our sizing guide please don't hesitate to contact us via live chat. You can also call us at 848-863-5788 and Tani will personally assist you with with any sizing relation questions.
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NECK : Make sure the tape lays flat and horizontal, take the measurement in the middle of the neck, between your collarbone and chin. If you have a prominent larynx (Adam’s Apple), measure right below this level for the most accurate measurement.
HIGH BUST: Measure by placing the tape above your bust, around your body just under your arms, with arms down at your sides
FULL BUST :Make sure to wear a lightly-lined or unpadded bra before measuring your band size. Take out a measuring tape and wrap it snugly across your back, keeping it parallel to the ground, and measure directly under your bust. Round down to the nearest even number and note your band size.
UNDER BUST(BAND):While braless or wearing a non-padded bra, use a measuring tape to measure around your torso directly under your bust, where a bra band would sit. The tape should be level and very snug. Round to the nearest whole number.
ARM LOOP: Standing with your feet flat on the ground and with your arms down by your sides, place the measuring tape on top of your shoulder and loop it under your armpit. Make sure the tape is sitting comfortably and not too tightly.
WAIST: Place the measuring tape above your belly button at the smallest part of your waist. Relax your stomach and wrap the tape around your waist. Make sure to keep the tape snug, but not tight, and ensure that the tape measure is level from front to back. Write down the number at the meeting point of the measuring tape.
NECK TO WAIST (FRONT): Standing straight with legs together, measure along the front midline of your body, between your front collarbone and your waist elastic, keeping the tape as flat to your body as possible
RISE: The front rise is measured from the crotch seam straight up to the top of the waistband
HIPS: Standing with feet shoulder width apart, wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips, across your butt and straight across the front of your pelvis. Make sure to keep the tape snug, but not tight, and ensure that tape measure is level from front to back
THIGH: Standing with feet shoulder width apart, wrap the measuring tape around the thigh, where the bottom of your butt meets the top of your thighs. Make sure to keep the tape snug, but not tight, and ensure that the tape measure is level from front to back.
CALVE: Sit down and place your feet flat on the floor in front of you.
Use a tape measure and wrap it around the widest part of your calf, doing your best not to leave a gap.
SHOULDERS - Take the tape measure across your shoulders from the bone at the top of your arm straight across your back to the bone at the top of the other arm. If you have a shirt that you like, simply measure from the arm seam across the back of the shirt to the arm seam on the other side
WAIST - KNEE: Place your soft tape measure at the waistline roughly on the front side of the body measure from this point down the top of the thigh. Until you reach the middle of the kneecap
SLEEVE LENGTH: Hold the tape measure using your fingers at the bottom of your wrist, bend your arm so that you have your hand on your hip, and then take the tape measure up over your bent elbow and up the rest of your arm to the bone at the top of your arm.
CROTCH -ANKLE(INSEAM):Measure from your crotch to just below your ankle bone, along the inside of your leg. Hint: Grab your favourite pair of pants or shorts that already fit you well and lay them on a flat surface. Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom opening of the pants for another way of getting this measurement.
WAIST TO ANKLE(OUTSEAM):Measure from your waist elastic to just below your ankle bone, along the outside of your leg. Make sure your Outseam measurement is longer than your Inseam measurement.
KNEE: Measure around your leg at the knee, with your leg extended.
ANKLE: Measure around your ankle at the ankle bone.
SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED TO DO THE ADJUSTMENT SHIMMY.