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I no longer provide custom clothing, but felt it was helpful to have these tips for my past customers. 

It is very important that one provides exact measurements when requesting something custom made for themselves.  If you live a distance and still desire to have something made from a pattern that you provide, it is recommended that you obtain measurements from a qualified seamstress.  Depending on what you are requesting to have made, will possibly have different measurement requirements.

There have been a few of my clients that need to order their gowns from another company due to a bridal request or a costume company.  For clients needing this service, I do provide a measurement service that you can mail to the company creating your gown.  The measurements I provide are very detailed.

Measure around the widest part of the back, straight across the fullest part of the bust.  Do not use your bra size measurement.  

Measure around your natural waistline. Leave one finger under the tape measure so the tape is not skin tight.

Neck, wrist, bi-cep, thigh, ankle:
Sometimes these measurements are necessary for garments, such as children's clothing.  Do not measure tightly, but rather for comfort around each area.

Measure around the fullest part of the hip. Leave one finger under the tape measure so the tape is not skin tight.

Crotch to hem length desired.  Many customers provide the inseam measurements from a pair of slacks that they might already wear.

Waist To Finished Length:
Measure from your natural waistline to the desired finished length of the garment. Consider the heel height being worn if this is a full-length dress/gown.

Hollow To Hem:
Measure from the hollow (sunken area at the throat ) to the length you want your finished hemline to be.  If possible, measure with the shoe that you will wear if this is a full-length dress/grown, or with the same height heel.

Back Neck To Waistline:
Measure from the back neck bone down to the natural waistline.

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