Below is a Guide on How To Measure your Dancer
Place Tape Under the arms of Dancer, The bust measurement is calculated by taking the circumference (front through back) of the fullest area around the bust.
2. Natural Waist
For the waist, you would need to take the circumference of the narrowest area around the waist. Exhale before taking this measurement.
3. Let-out on the Zip
This is the amount of extra material that runs along with the Zip inside the dress on each side, Add both left Zip and Right Zip measurement together to get total Let-out on the Zip
4. Let-out on the Seems
This is the total let-out on the seems on the inside of the dress, Measure the seems let-out on one side and multiply x 2 this will give the total let-out.
5. Let-out on the Shoulder
This is the Let-out on one side of the dress located on the shoulder seem near the Neck on the inside of the Dress
6. Let Down
The total letdown is the amount of extra material on the bottom of the bodice and on the top of the Skirt combined, this is located were the Bodice and the Skirt are joined
7. Hips Measurement
The hips measurement is taken from the circumference of the fullest area around the hip section. For some people this is where the hip bones protrude while for others it is slightly below.
8. Skirt Length from the waist seam to Hem
This measurement is taken at the front of the dress from Waist down to Hem.
9. Sleeve Length from Shoulder to Hem
This measurement is taken from the Center of the Left Shoulder straight down the center of the Dress and right on the Hem
10. Shoulder Seem to Shoulder Seem across Top of Back
From the Shoulder seem to Shoulder seem on the dress
11. Back Full Length-Top of Zip to Hem
Similar to the ‘front length’, the back length measurement is the vertical distance between the base of the neck and right down to the Hem
12. Front Full Length Center Neck to Hem
The front length measurement is the vertical distance between the base of the neck and waist line – all on the front of the torso. Our dress forms have a seam running along this line for guide use during draping.
13. Front Full Length from Shoulder to Hem
The front length measurement is the vertical distance between the Shoulder all on the front of the torso right down to the Hem.