Svetliy Sudar Leather Arts Workshop Measurement Guide

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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

  • 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.
  • All measurements should be taken to the nearest quarter (.25) inch or in centimeters.
  • 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 Measure1
  7. Your shoulder slope Measure2
  8. Your chest description Measure3
  9. Your stomach description Measure4
  10. Your seat shape Measure5

Measurements

1. Neck 1

• 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  2.png

• 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 3

• 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 4

• 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  5.png

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

• You need only measure one side.

6. Wrist  6

• Measure around the fullest part of
the wrist.

• You need only measure one side.

7. Waist / Stomach 7.png

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

8. Hips/Seat  8

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

9. Front  Length 9

• 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 10

• 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 11

• 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  12

• 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  13

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

17. Trouser Waist 17

• 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  18

• 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 19

• 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.

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21. Thigh 21

• Measure around your thigh at its
widest point.

• You need measure only one side.

22. Knee 22

• 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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