POINTS TO REMEMBER WHILE TAKING MEASUREMENTS
A good quality flexible measuring tape should be
Measurements should be taken on cor-rect fitting
Special care should be taken while taking
measurements for kids and elders, they should stand straight without bending.
The person for whom the body measure-ments are
taken should stand straight.
Select the garment to be stitched and note down
the body measurement for that garment; regarding fit, style and shape.
Measurements should be taken over a thin correct
fitting basic garments. Heavy garments should be avoided.
For measuring vertical measurements, metal end of
the long tape should be used.
To measure horizontal measurements hold the tape
parallel to the floor.
While taking vertical measurements hold the tape
measurements perpendicular to the floor.
Proper order should be maintained while recording
measurements. Record crosswise measurements first and then vertical
Measurement tape should not be tight-ened or
loosened while taking body measurements.
For taking circumference measure-ments the tape
should be passed over the required area with one or two fig-ures in between.
This will provide ease.
Before measuring the waist, tie a cord around the
If the customer has and deviation in the
proportion of his body note it down. Be careful to note it without giving any
idea (embarrassing) the person.
To avoid mistakes, take measurement twice.
Personal preference of the wearer should be asked
for length, ease and style.