So you’ve chosen to invest in a professional dress form to enhance your game? It is now time to get down to business. The measurements we used to make our professional dress forms are listed below. The bust, waist, and hips (the first three) are the most important. All you’ll need is a tape measure, pen, paper, possibly a mirror, and, most importantly, some honesty.
While there is a large selection of dress form sizes and designs, likely, your measurements may not match one of our specified sizes exactly. In these cases, we recommend obtaining the smaller version rather than, the larger version. Choose among the custom display case. This is because you can always pad a more diminutive form up in regions where your measurements are more extensive, but you can never pad a more significant record down.
1. The bust
The circumference (front to back) of the total area around the bust is used to compute the bust measurement. The nipples are frequently found here. A pin in the center of the bust (seen in this shot) is used to record the horizontal degree of this measurement on our dress forms.
Take the circumference of the narrowest part of the waist for the waist measurement. The belly button is usually located here. All of our dress forms include a secure ribbon around the waist area (visible behind the red line in this shot), which serves as a beautiful draping guide. Before taking this measurement, exhale.
3. The hips
The circumference of the broadest area around the hip part is used to calculate the hips measurement. This is where the hip bones protrude for some people, whereas it is somewhat below for others.
4. The neck
The circumference of the neck measured along its height is the neck measurement.
5. Shoulder blade
The shoulder measurement is taken from the base of the neck to the point where the shoulder begins to taper off. Our dress forms include a lovely seam at this shoulder line, which serves as a draping guide.
6. Bust Layout
The bust spread, often known as “apex to apex,” is the distance from one side of the bust to the other’s fullest region.
7. Back Width
The horizontal distance of the widest region of the back is used to calculate the back Width.
8. Front Length Measurements for a Dress Form
The front length measurement is the vertical distance between the base of the neck and the waistline on the front of the torso. A seam runs along this line on our dress forms to serve as a draping guide.
9. Length of Back
The vertical distance between the base of the neck and the waistline – everything on the back of the body – is measured in the same way as the ‘front length.’ Our dress forms, once again, have a seam running down this line to serve as a draping guide.
The crotch measurement is taken from the front center of the waist, down the crotch area to the rear, and back up to the front center of the waist. Pins are placed in the center of the waist in the front and the center in the back of our forms. This measurement, as well as the ones that come after it, are essential.