How to Measure

Please use a flexible dress making tape measure.

I recommend you get help from another person for an accurate measurement. If that is difficult, do all measurements in front of a full length mirror, making sure you are measuring the correct parts of your body.

Please remember all undergarments will affect the fit. Please choose undergarments that you will wear your made to measure garment with in time of your measuring. Please DO NOT measure over clothing. Undergarments such as light weight slips are fine.

Accuracy is very important. If your measurements seems to need double checking, we will contact you via email.

Maison Murasaki will produce the garment based on your measurement submission, and we will not be able to take responsibility for inaccurate measurements.

 
 
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  1. Bust

Measure the circumference of the fullest part of your bust, straight across the bust tip (nipple) and all around.

The tape measure should cross through approximately 2” (5 cm) below your armpit, straight across the back and back to the starting point.

Make sure your tape measure is straight, and horizontal to the floor.

 
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2. Bust Span

Measure straight across bust point (nipples). Make sure your tape measure is straight and taut across.

 
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3. Under Bust

Measure the circumference of right under your bust where is gets narrow, straight across the back.

Make sure your tape measure is straight, and horizontal to the floor.

 
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4. Bust Height

Starting from one bust point, put the tape measure around the back of your neck and to the other bust point. Make sure the tape measure is draping straight on your body without lifting or gaping, and you are standing in a comfortable position. No slouching!

 
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5. Waist

Measure the circumference of the narrowest part of your torso.

Please don’t pull the tape measure too tight. It is common to do that when measuring your waist, but pulling it too tight will result in a garment that will not fit you well.

Make sure your tape measure is straight, and horizontal to the floor.

 
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6. Waist Height

Starting from your waist line, take your tape measure up towards through the bust point, and around your neck, and back down to your waist line through the other bust point.

Make sure the tape measure is draping straight on your body without lifting or gaping, and you are standing in a comfortable position. No slouching!

 
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7. Waist to Knee Length

Starting from your waist line, bring the tape measure down to your knee, right about to the middle of your knee cap and measure the length. Make sure the tape measure is taut and straight, vertical as possible to the floor. Standing straight with your knees closed is the key to accuracy.

 
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8. Hip

Measure the circumference of the widest part of your torso, over the butt. This will approximately be 6”-8”/ 15cm- 20cm below your waist line.

Make sure the tape measure is draping straight on your body without lifting or gaping, and you are standing straight , and do not pull too tight.

 
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9. Hip Height

Starting from your waist line, bring the tape measure straight down to your hip line and measure the length.

Make sure the tape measure is taut and straight, vertical as possible to the floor. Standing straight with your knees closed is the key to accuracy.

 
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10. Neck Circumference

Measure the circumference of the base of your neck, just about where the tape measure grazes your collar bone. Make sure the tape measure is not draped away from the nape of your neck in the back.

 
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11. Center Back Length to Waist

Starting from the nape of your neck (where a bone pops up when you look down), bring the tape measure straight down to your waist line. Make sure the tape measure is on the center of your back, taut and straight, vertical as possible to the floor.

 
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12. Across Back

Measure straight across shoulder bone to shoulder bone going through the neck bone (where a bone pops up when you look down).

 
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13. Armhole

Stating from your shoulder bone, wrap the tape measure under your arm and go back up again to the starting point. Don’t make it too loose or tight, wrap it around naturally and take your measurement.