A good pattern starts with the correct measurements.
People can’t be reduced to measurement tables. “Every body” is different and unique. As a special service, all Noritex-garments are made to your individual measurements at no extra charge.
So please take your time, read the following instructions carefully and use the measurement chart. Your measurements are confidential and filed – so you won’t have to measure again for future orders (unless your body has changed significantly).
PLEASE NOTE: Noritex is not responsible for ill fitting garments due to incorrect measurements provided by the customer.
- Don’t measure yourself but ask someone else to take your measurements to provide the most accurate measurement.
- Measurements should be taken before a meal, standing upright.
- It’s best to measure when you are naked or wearing close-fitting garments. Ladies, if you are wearing a bra at all, please an unpadded one.
- Use a flexible dressmakers tape measure, not a metal one. Pull the tape measure firmly, but not too strong as this distorts the measurements. Some measurements are reduced by a few cm in the pattern; but we need your actual measurements.
- Tie a tape around your overbust (right under the armpits), bust, waist and hip. This will help you when taking the body length measurements.
- The tape measure has to be parallel to the floor all the way around.
- Measurements can be taken in cm or inches.
- bust: measure around the fullest part of your bust (arms down). The underbust-measurement is taken right under your bust, around the ribcage.
- waist: the smallest part of your torso. Put your hands in the waist – you will automatically grab the narrowest part.
- high hip: measure around the top of your hipbone.
- hip: measure around the fullest part of your hip (feet together).
- Nape - waist: bend your head slightly forward - you can feel the vertebra of your neck. Measure from this point down to the waist (now it would be useful if you tied a tape around your waist).
- Cross back: from one armpit to the other one (arms down).
- Rise: Measure from the front through your legs to the back centre waistline.
- Inside leg: Measure from the underside of the crotch (where the seam lines of trousers run together) to the anklebone along the inside of your leg.