Svetliy Sudar Leather Arts Workshop Measurement Guide


You need

  1. A fabric tape measure.

  2. Ten to twenty minutes.

It would help if

You had assistance from a friend when measuring (although the majority of the measurements can easily be self-taken, we have found the process to be faster if you have someone readily available to assist you.

About Measuring

  1. When taking measurements the tape should be held flat against the body; it should be held snug enough so not droop, but never so tight as to feel restrictive.

  2. All measurements should be taken to the nearest quarter (.25) inch or in centimeters.

  3. Do not add wiggle room to your measurements. We will adjust the fit based off of your selected preferences and build. All measurements are “skin measurements”.

A Tailored Suit Questionnaire

  1. Height

  2. Weight

  3. Jean size

  4. Describe any problems you usually have with non-tailored clothing (if you have some).

  5. What did you wear while being measured? (important)

  6. Your Stance 

  1. Your shoulder slope 

  1. Your chest description 

  1. Your stomach description 

  1. Your seat shape 

Measurements

1. Neck 

• Measure around your neck at the height where your collar, if buttoned, would be.

• This measurement should be taken along the lower section of the neck, below your Adams Apple and above your Sternal Notch.

• The tape should be comfortably touching the skin, with enough room so that you do not feel restricted.

2. Full Chest 

• Measure around the chest and body at its fullest part (typically right under the armpits and shoulder blades, right across the nipples).

• Hold the tape against the body tight enough so that it does not slip down, but not so tight that it restricts breathing. It should be “snug”.

• Make sure the tape is horizontal and the person’s arms are by their side; then take a normal breath and measure.

• Do not puff out your chest.

• Double check this measurement.

3. Full Shoulder Width 

• Measure from the end of the right shoulder to the end of the left shoulder.

• We define the “End of the Shoulder” as where the horizontal plane of the shoulder intersects the vertical plane of the arm (see illustration).

• Double check measurement.

4. Sleeves 

• Measure from the end of the shoulder to the “Pinch” of the hand.

• The “Pinch” of the hand is found where the base of the thumb and the base of the index finger intersect (approximately 1 inch above the index finger knuckle).

• Double check this measurement.

5. Bicep 

• Measure around the fullest part of the bicep with the arms by your side.

• You need only measure one side.

6. Wrist 

• Measure around the fullest part of the wrist.

• You need only measure one side.

7. Waist / Stomach

• Measure around the fullest part of the waist/stomach or right below your bottom ribs, whichever is greater.

8. Hips/Seat  

• Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks.

9. Front  Length 

• Measure straight down the front from the base of the neck to the point  we requested from you (depends on the length of clothing we sew).

10. Front Lenght from shoulder to chest

Measure straight down the front from the base of the neck to the chest line.

11. Front Lenght from shoulder to waist

• Measure straight down the front from the base of the neck to the waist line.

12. Front Lenght from shoulder to hips

• Measure straight down the front from the base of the neck to the hips line.

13. Front Chest Width 

• With the person’s arms by their side, measure across the front of the chest.

• Start at the front of the right armpit, continue measuring across the nipples, and then stop at the front of the left armpit. Do not measure under the arms.

• This is the front part of the full chest measurement we took in step 2.

14. Back Width 

• With the person’s arms by their side, measure across the back.

• Start at the back of the right armpit, continue measuring across the shoulder blades, and then stop at the back of the left armpit. Do not measure under the arms.

• This is the back part of the full chest measurement we took in step 2.

15. Half Shoulder Width  

• Measure from the end of the shoulder to the base of the side of the neck.

• We define the “Side of the Neck” as the point at which the vertical plane of the neck intersects the horizontal plane of the shoulder.

16. Half Back Length  

• Measure from the base of the back of the neck to the top of the pants waistband area.

17. Trouser Waist 

• Measure around your waist at the level where you would normally wear your pant’s belt.

• With the tape measure snug around your waist, relax, and take the measurement.

• Don’t be alarmed if this measurement seems larger than expected; off-the-rack pants are normally labeled as being smaller than what they really are.

18. Trouser’s Outseam  

• Measure from the top of your pant’s waistband to the floor along the outside of your leg.

• Make sure the tape is tight, that you are standing straight, and then measure. No shoes please!

• Double check this measurement.

19. Trouser’s Inseam 

• Measure from the lowest part of your crotch area to the floor.

• Make sure the tape is tight along the inside of your leg, that you are standing straight, and then measure. No shoes please!

20. Crotch 

• Measure from the front top of the pant’s waistband to the back top of the pant’s waistband.

• Make sure not to take this measurement too tight.

21. Thigh 

• Measure around your thigh at its widest point.

• You need measure only one side.

22. Knee 

• Measure around your knee at its widest point.

• You need only measure one side.

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Some materials for this article are taken from the site atailoredsuit.com

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