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Women's Measurements

Before you begin please read the following:

It is absolutely essential that you take careful measurements in order to ensure proper fit of your garments. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THESE MEASUREMENTS BY YOURSELF. Ask a trusted friend or go to a local bridal or alterations shop. Fashions of the Ages is NOT responsible for garments that do not fit as a result of inaccurate measurements. All of our garments are drafted from scratch based on the historical period you have selected and your specific needs. There are no refunds or exchanges of any kind, alterations will only be made if there is a mistake on our part. If you have any questions please email us before beginning, as we are more than happy to help.

  • Measurements should be taken while wearing whatever undergarments you plan on wearing under your garment(s) (drawers, chemise, corset, etc.). If you will be wearing modern undergarments instead of period undergarments please wear those during measurements.
  • To achieve the best fit do not take your measurements directly after eating. It is best to avoid eating for 2-3 hours before taking measurements.
  • Tie a string snugly around the smallest part of your torso. This will help you when taking other measurements that are based off your waistline. Please note: Your waist does not always fall in line with your navel - for most women your waist is slightly above your navel.
  • Try to be as natural as possible with regards to your posture when taking measurements; do not suck in your waist unless instructed to do so.
  • Record measurements in 1/2 inch increments with the tape measure pulled sung.
  • A paper take measure is preferable, plastic measurers are okay also.

If you prefer you may download a printable pdf women's measurement form and fax it to 818.260.9957

Please use this diagram to assist you with measurement placement
Womens Measuremen Diagram Front
Womens Measuremen Diagram Back

NAME:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

HEIGHT IN PLANNED SHOES:

WEIGHT:

WERE THESE MEASUREMENTS TAKEN WHILE WEARING A CORSET? Yes No

DRESS SIZE:

SHOE SIZE:

HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE: Measure around your head just above the ears with tape pulled snug

1.) NECK CIRCUMFERENCE: Around your neck at the base of the throat

2.) UPPER NECK CIRCUMFERENCE: Around your neck at the middle of the throat

3.) NECK HEIGHT: Distance between NECK and UPPER NECK Measurements

4.) HIGH BUST CIRCUMFERENCE: Measure around your body above the bust

5.) BUST CIRCUMFERENCE: Measure around the fullest part of your bust

FRONT BUST*: Measure from side to side around the fullest part

BACK BUST*: Measure from side to side around the fullest part

*Your front and back bust measurements should be taken around the fullest part of your bust (along the same line you've taken your bust measurement). However, instead of measuring all the way around your body the front bust measurement starts at your right side (under your armpit) and measures across your bust ending at your left side (under your armpit). Your back bust measurement is taken the same way, starting at your right side and measuring across your back to your left side, again along the same line your bust measurement was taken on. A way to check and make sure you're measurements are correct is to add your front bust and back bust measurements together - they should equal your BUST (#5) measurement.

BRA SIZE: (including cup size please)

6.) RIB CAGE CIRCUMFERENCE: First, measure around your rib cage directly under breasts (make sure you are not holding your breath) Second, take the same measurement while taking a deep breath so ribcage is fully expanded

7.) BUST TO WAIST: The distance from your nipple to your waist

8.) BUST LENGTH: From top of shoulder to middle of nipple

9.) BUST DISTANCE: Measure the distance between nipples

10.) UNDERARMS: From top of shoulder around under armpit and back to top. Basically the size you want your sleeve hold to be

11.) SIDE: From 2 inches under your armpit crease (center of armpit) to waist

12.) SHOULDER TO WAIST: From top of shoulder over center of bust to waist

13.) WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE: Measure around body where the string is tied at the smallest part of your torso (typically 1 inch above the navel)

14.) HIGH HIP CIRCUMFERENCE: Measure around your hips about 3 inches below your waist

15.) FULL HIP CIRCUMFERENCE: Measure around the fullest part of your hips

FRONT HIP*: Measure from side to side around the fullest point

BACK HIP*: Measure from side to side around the fullest point

*Front and Back hip measurements should be taken in the same way Front and Back bust measurement are taken. For more instructions please read note above.

16.) WAIST TO FULL HIP: The distance from waist to full hip

For all arm measurements, measure both arms and please provide the measurements for the arm that is larger

17.) WRIST CIRCUMFERENCE: Around your wrist at the wrist bone

18.) FOREARM CIRCUMFERENCE: Around your arm 2-3 inches below the elbow

19.) ELBOW CIRCUMFERENCE: Around your arm at the elbow (slightly bent)

20.) BICEP CIRCUMFERENCE: Around your arm at the fullest point

21.) ARM LENGTH STRAIT: From shoulder to wrist with arm strait

ARM LENGTH BENT: From shoulder to wrist with arm bent at a 45 degree angle, follow the tape along your arm. This measurement should be longer than ARM LENGTH STRAIT measurement

22.) THIGH CIRCUMFERENCE: Around the fullest part of your thigh

23.) SHOULDER TO SHOULDER: Across back from right arm socket to left arm socket

24.) BACK ARMHOLE TO ARMHOLE: Across back from right arm hole to left arm hole

25.) CENTER BACK: From base of neck to waist

26.) INSEAM: From crotch to floor in planned shoes

27.) WAIST TO FLOOR: From front (center) waist to floor while wearing planned shoes, WITHOUT hoops on

WAIST TO FLOOR WITH HOOPS: For garments that will be worn with hoop skirt only. Measure from front (center) waist to floor while wearing planned shoes, WITH hoops on

28.) SIDE TO FLOOR: From side waist to floor while wearing planned shoes, WITHOUT hoops on

SIDE TO FLOOR WITH HOOPS: For garments that will be worn with hoop skirt only. Measure from side waist to floor while wearing planned shoes WITH hoops on

BUSTLE BACK: For bustle gowns only. Measure from back (center) waist to floor over bustle in planned shoes

29.) SHOULDER TO FLOOR: From side of shoulder (along the side of the body) to the floor in planned shoes

30.) NECK TO FLOOR: From the bast of neck (back) vertically to the floor in planned shoes, NOT following your body contours

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Our 2009 schedule is filling up very quickly. Be sure to place your order ASAP to ensure a place in our schedule. In addition to standard orders we almost always have a limited number or rush orders available - even when we're fully booked. For more information please contact us.
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