How to take your Body Measurements for a Jacket - Compete Video Guide
In order to make the best garments possible, we use your body measurements to create a unique, made to measure jacket pattern based on your body measurements.
We guide you through our online measurement process step-by-step with easy to follow videos. It only takes 10 minutes and can be done from the comfort of your own home. You don't need a tailor, only a good friend.
Watch the video below and note down your measurements.
Chest- Measure around the fullest part of the chest or bust (do not puff up your chest)
Waist- Measure around the widest part of the stomach.
Biceps- Measure around the widest part of your flexed biceps
Shoulder- Measure from one edge of the shoulder to the other, across the back from shirt seam to seam.
Jacket length- Measure from the upper end of the shoulder where it joins the neck to the length required (you can use one of your own jacket)
Sleeve length- Place tape where sleeve joins body of the jacket and measure to length desired. (you can measure the sleeve length of your own jacket)
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a tailor to take my measurements?
Not at all. It’s simple. Follow our simple photo guide and anyone can take measurements.
Can I use the measurements from a Jacket I own?
Yes, if you have them then we can make the jacket according to those.
Where do I get a tape measure?
Most dollar stores or department stores carry measuring tapes. Make sure you get a fabric measuring tape.
How do I ensure my measurements are accurate?
Follow our instructions and you can’t go wrong. That said, there’s a chance some of your garments won’t fit the way you want right out of the box; minor alterations might be needed. If that’s the case, give us a call and we can definitely help you out.
Why are my body measurements so different than the jacket measurements?
Confusing, right? Let us explain. Your clothing measurements will always be bigger than body measurements since they are going over your body. Your body measurements are the baseline. If we need to adjust your sizing, we tweak your garment measurements. Unless you like your clothes literally skin tight, you’ll be glad we do it this way.
Why was I contacted to redo certain measurements?
Body measurements are generally proportional to one another based on your height and weight. Even though it’s still not an exact science, if any of your measurements look off, we just want you to double-check them.