HOW TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS
You will need these six measurements for your patterns:
1. HEIGHT: Stand straight (not too straight, just as usual) with your back, your head and your heels against the wall. Ask a Measurer to mark a spot at the wall using a ruler that goes on top of your head perpendicular to the wall. Measure the vertical distance from the floor to the mark.
2. BUST: Take this measurement over the fullest part of the bust and across the widest part of the back. The measuring tape should go horizontally all around your body.
3. WAIST: To locate your waistline, tie a narrow string around the waist and let it settle into the natural waistline as you bend to the left and to the right. Take the measurement along the stringline.
4. HIPS: Take the measurement around the fullest part, which is usually 7" to 9" below the waist.
NOTE: Measurments should be rounded to nearest whole inch.