Ready for 2012 show outfit shopping? Before you leave home or get started searching for deals online, you should have a friend, family member, or tailor take all the necessary measurements for show clothes.
Above is an illustration of where the measuring tape needs to go to properly measure for show clothes, including chaps. Write down the measurement in the list below and have it handy when looking at clothes online, in catalogs, or even while you browse at the shop.
Tips: Be sure to measure wearing any underwear, shape-wear and clothes that will be worn under the garment. This includes pants under chaps, and jackets; hunt shirts under hunt jackets etc
Show Clothes Measurements (printable .pdf)
Shirt & Jacket Measurements:
_______1. Neck circumference
_______2. Neck to point of shoulder
_______3. Back shoulder width (measured horizontally form the end of the shoulder bone across to the other end).
_ _____4. Top of shoulder at neckline to point of bust
_______5. BUST (around the largest part).
_______6. Natural WAISTLINE
_______7. HIPS (around the widest part).
_______8. Front length (neck to waist)
_______9. Fullest part of upper arm just below armhole
_______10. Measure circumference of forearm
_______11. Sleeve Length (from point of shoulder to knuckles).
Pants & Chaps Measurements:
________1. Natural Waistline
________2. Widest Part of the Hips
________3. Widest Part of the Thigh (all the way around)
________4. Mid Thigh (all the way around
________5. Knee (all the way around
________6. Calf (all the way around)
________7. Ankle (all the way around)
________9. Out seam
________10. Crotch Depth (While sitting, from waist to chair seat)
________11. Crotch Length (from waist in front, through legs to waist in back. Divide front from back at midpoint, may not be even)
________13. Finished Jacket length (taken down center of back to where you want the hem to be)