Custom Fit Profile
Invest 20 minutes to save HOURS of shopping frustration and clothing returns.
- You don’t have to hire a professional, just ask a friend! We’ve mentioned the instructions below.
- We recommend a professional measuring session with a tailor or alterations specialist. It’s usually a tiny cost and takes only about 10-20 minutes in most cases.
- Wear the shoes and undergarments you will wear with your item, or an average of your typical clothing.
- Not all measurements are required for all items, but the more complete and accurate measurements you can provide, the better the ability of your dressmakers to fit you perfectly.
- Use inches to measure.
- When you’re done, input your metrics securely on www.sewdle.com and you’re ready to shop!
How to MeasureMeasure over the undergarments you plan to wear.
Bust - Measure around the fullest part of your bust, wearing your bra, with your arms relaxed at your sides.
Waist - Measure around the narrowest part of your waist at your Natural Waist. To find your natural waist, bend to one side. There will be a crease just below your ribcage, that's your natural waist. Don't worry if this seems higher than where you actually wear your pants.
Hip - Measure around your body at the broadest part of your hips, keeping your heels together. This should be where your legs meet your torso.
Height - Measure from the top of your head to the bottom of your foot.
Wrap the measuring tape over the top of your shoulder and around under your armpit. Take a 360° measurement.
Upper Arm/Bicep -
Place the tape measure around the widest part of your upper arm, your bicep. Take a 360° measurement.
Measure from one shoulder bone to the other across the back of your neck.
Wearing waist -
Place the measuring tape around your waist just like a belt, at the position where you wear your pants.
Wrap the measuring tape around the thickest part of your thigh, with legs straight. Take a 360° measurement.
Measure the length of your inner leg all the way from the crotch to the ankle.
Total Rise -
To measure the total rise, place the measuring tape at the centre of the back waist. Keeping it neither too tight nor too loose, take it through the crotch to centre front waist.
Q1. Don’t my measurements change all the time?
Most don’t, unless you have a drastic weight change. Still, it’s a good idea to re-check your waist, hips and bust about every 6 months or before ordering a new item.
Q2. Should I add some “padding” on measurements?
No, we require your body measurements. We will add the padding, if necessary, depending upon the outfit style. If you prefer a relaxed fit for certain outfits, you can mention your requests in the order note while placing the order.
You should not squeeze yourself when taking measurements or the clothing may be too tight. Wear the right undergarments before taking measurements. Dressmakers can usually add extra fabric in a garment seam if you request it, to allow you to expand it later if you need. Custom made clothing can last a lifetime, and knowing tips like this helps you get the most from your investment!
Q3. My tailor measures things differently. Who’s right?
Tailors have their own preferences, and we respect that. However, we ask that you use our guides for Sewdle. It’s the standard we ask all our designers and makers to use.