Measure around the base of your neck where a collared shirt would fit; or measure a collarband of a shirt that fits you well. Lay the collarband flat. Measure from the beginning of the buttonhole to the center of the button
Measure from the base of the neck (front) down around the crotch and back up to the bottom of the collar. For coveralls only - see Diagram
Measure at the fullest part of your chest / bust. Hold the tape firmly, but not tightly. Be sure the tape is level and straight across your back. Stand naturally with your arms down by your side.
First, remove your belt. Then measure over shirt (not over pants) at the position you normally wear your pants. Hold the tape firmly, but not tightly. Note - For shirts and coveralls, measure the largest portion of the mid-section.
Stand with your heels together. Measure around the fullest part of the hips. Hold the tape measure straight and level.
Measure the circumference of the upper leg close to the crotch (approximately 1" below crotch).
With the leg straight, measure the knee circumference over the knee cap and parallel to the floor.
Measure the circumference of the largest part of the lower leg approximately half way between the knee and ankle and parallel to the floor.
Measure the ankle circumference over the ankle bone and parallel to the floor.
Measure the maximum circumference of the upper arm just below the underarm.
Measure the maximum circumference of the forearm at approximately 6” above the wrist.
Measure the circumference of the head at its widest diameter, approximately 1/8” above the ears.
Bend the elbow as shown (see M). Start at the center back neck and measure across shoulder to the elbow and down to the wrist bone.
While standing with arms down, measure across the back from one shoulder joint to the other.
Measure the wrist circumference over the wrist bone.
Stand straight against a wall without your shoes. Make a mark level with the top of your head. Measure from this point down to the floor.
Standing straight, measure the distance from the crotch to just below the ankle bone. Or - using similar style pants that fit you well; lay garment flat and with the front and back creases smooth. Measure the inside seam of one leg from the bottom of the hem to the crotch (see Qb).
With arms at the sides, measure around the broadest part of the shoulders and upper arms, keeping the tape level at all times. If overarm is more than 7” larger than the chest, go up one size.
Measure along the outside of the leg from the top of the waistband to the bottom of the hem or just below the ankle bone.
On an existing garment: lay garment flat, measure along the outseam from the top of the band to the bottom hem.
Front: this is the distance from the center front at the top of the waistband to the intersection of the crotch seam. Back: this is the distance from the center back waistband to the intersection of the crotch seams.