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How to Measure

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Tips when measuring a garment:


 Choose a garment of similar fabric to the one you are purchasing, eg: measure a jersey dress if you are buying another jersey dress.
 Lay the garment completely flat or hang it so you can measure from point to point easily. 
 Do not stretch the fabric out too much when measuring from point to point, but instead follow the shape if needed (for example across the bust darts , you may wish to follow the curve of the darts instead of measuring completely flat).
 When choosing a size to buy, go for the one which compares closest to your own garment measurements or slightly bigger if its a fabric without stretch.
 For jersey pieces you may wish to buy slightly smaller than the measurements as jersey tends to stretch more over time.
 Buy for the fit you like and use the measurement as a guide only, each garment will vary slightly from the exact garment thats been measured.
 
 
 
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Tips for measuring your body:
 
 Use a dress making tape measure or piece of string you can measure afterwards with a ruler.
 Wear only light layers to measure yourself, ideally just the underwear you’d normally wear with the garment you're buying.
 Do not pull the measuring tape too tight, but allow some room for movement.
 Line up the front and back of the measuring tape as much as possible when measuring around your body. A good tip is to keep the measuring tape parallel to the ground!
 Write down your measurements so you can keep them on hand, a quick check before checkout can save you time and money for size exchanges.