How do you take body measurements for stitches?

Start measuring from the side base of your neck, at the top shoulder line, and going down towards your waist level passing over your bust point. Try to keep the tape as straight as possible.

What are perfect body measurements?

The specific proportions of 36–24–36 inches (90-60-90 centimeters) have frequently been given as the “ideal”, or “hourglass” proportions for women since at least the 1960s (these measurements are, for example, the title of a hit instrumental by The Shadows).

How can we achieve an accurate measurement?


  1. Acquire one or more known standards from a reliable source. …
  2. Run your measuring process or assay, using your instrument, on those standards; record the instrument’s results, along with the “true” values. …
  3. Plot your instrument’s readings against the true values and fit the best line possible to that data.

What are the tools used in obtaining measurements?

The tools used in obtaining measurements are ruler, tape measure, meter, T-square.

What measurements does a tailor need?

Critical Measurements for Male Tailoring & Alterations Include:

  • Chest – Measured under the arms.
  • Waist – Measured slightly below the navel.
  • Hips/Seat – Measured approximately 6” below the waist.
  • Rise – The difference between the outseam and the inseam.
  • Length, Neck to Waist – Measured down the spine.

Is 40 inches hips big?

Yes, 40 inch hips are very wide and it can look a little wonky. According to body statistics, you would have a pear shaped body because your bust is noticeably smaller than your hips and your waist is smaller, giving off more of that pear shape.

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