Sewist

Measurements

Hip

Measurements required

You'll receive the pattern in your custom size. Please mention • height • bust girth • chest girth (under bust) • waist girth • hip girth in inches or cm at the checkout or e-mail them to us. Patterns can't be processed without these.

The basic measurements are as follows:
1. Your total height.
2. Bust circumference.
3. Underbust circumference.
4. Waist circumference.
5. Hips circumference
Attention! For women's patterns we also require full hip circumference - please see below.

What is the difference between hip and full hip?

Hip Full hip
Hip
Full hip

Hip measurement is taken around hips and the measurement tape is put to your skin. This is the actual hips circumference. Full hip measurement is measured taking into account belly protuberance and is always more than hip measurement. You can take the full hip measurement while holding something vertically next to your tummy (e.g. a ruler) and measuring at the same level as you would when measuring hips, around the buttocks and hips and than to the ruler, which means you take the measurement tape off your skin and it passes around the ruler in the air.


Corrections


Leg length comparatively to torso and height

short normal elongated

Arm length comparatively to torso and height

short normal elongated

Waist height

low regular high

Head height and neck length comparatively to torso and height

reduced normal increased

Relative height of protruding point of the bust

low regular high

Relative distance between protruding points of bust

reduced normal increased

Neck circumference

reduced normal increased

Upper arm circumference

normal increased big

Shoulder width

reduced normal increased

Back width

reduced normal increased

Breast width

reduced normal increased