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The following methods are to be followed unless otherwise noted in the Cutter's Musts or Tech Pack.

Measuring Method Photo/Video
112 Chest/Bust
  • MEASURE 1" DOWN FROM BOTTOM OF ARMHOLES. MEASUREMENT IS TAKEN FROM SIDE SEAM TO SIDE SEAM DIRECTLY UNDER ARMHOLE OR SLEEVE, STRAIGHT ACROSS DRESS FROM SIDE TO SIDE. MEASURED STRAIGHT, EDGE TO EDGE. ACROSS THE FULLEST PART OF THE BUST.

  • DOUBLE THE MEASUREMENT, RECORD THIS VALUE.

  • NOTE: PRIOR TO MEASUREING, FOLD THE FRONT ACROSS AT THE MEASUREMENT POINT 1" BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE ARMHOLE.
116 Waist (Natural Waist)
  • THIS IS THE SMALLEST PART OF THE WAIST. THE MEASUREMENT IS TAKEN FROM SIDE TO SIDE DIRECTLY AT THE WAISTLINE MEASURING ACROSS FROM EDGE TO EDGE.

  • DOUBLE THE MEASUREMENT, RECORD THIS VALUE.

126 Natural Waist Height
  • NATURAL WAIST HEIGHT IS MEASURE DOWN FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE ARMHOLE AT THE SIDE SEAM.

  • WAIST 7" UNDER ARMHOLE

test 3
118 Hip (Low Hip)
  • MEASUREMENT IS TAKEN 8" BELOW THE NATURAL WAIST. THE MEASUREMENT IS TAKEN FROM SIDE TO SIDE STRAIGHT ACROSS FROM EDGE TO EDGE.

  • DOUBLE THE MEASUREMENT, RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 4
000 Hip (High Hip)
  • MEASUREMENT IS TAKEN 4" BELOW THE NATURAL WAIST. THE MEASUREMENT IS TAKEN FROM SIDE TO SIDE STRAIGHT ACROSS FROM EDGE TO EDGE.

  • DOUBLE THE MEASUREMENT, RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 5
104 Front Neckline Opening
  • MEASURE FROM THE LEFT SHOULDER POINT ALONG THE FRONT EDGE OF NECK TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER POINT.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 6
105 Back Neckline Opening
  • MEASURE FROM THE LEFT SHOULDER POINT ALONG THE BACK EDGE OF NECK TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER POINT.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 7
127 Strapless Dress Armhole
  • PLACE ONE END OF THE MEASURING TAPE AT THE TOP OF THE PRINCESS SEAM AND THEN EXTEND THE TAPE TO THE TOP EDGE OF THE DRESS AT THE SIDE SEAM.

  • DOUBLE THE MEASUREMENT, RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 8
000 Strapless Dress Front Neckline
  • MEASURE FROM TOP OF SIDESEAM ALONG TOP OF DRESS FRONT TO THE TOP OF THE OPPOSITE SIDESEAM.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 9
000 Strapless Dress Back Neckline
  • MEASURE FROM TOP OF SIDESEAM ALONG TOP OF DRESS BACK TO THE TOP OF THE OPPOSITE SIDESEAM.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 10
107 Front Armhole Sleeve Or Sleeveless Dress
  • MEASURE ALONG THE FRONT CONTOUR OF ARMHOLE SEAM FROM THE TOP OF THE ARMHOLE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ARMHOLE AT THE SIDESEAM. FOLLOW THE ARMHOLE.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

  • NOTE: TOP OF THE ARMHOLE IS AT THE SHOULDER SEAM WHEN DRESS IS FLAT ON THE TABLE.

test 11
108 Back Armhole Sleeve Or Sleeveless Dress
  • MEASURE ALONG THE BACK CONTOUR OF ARMHOLE SEAM FROM THE TOP OF THE ARMHOLE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ARMHOLE AT THE SIDESEAM.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

  • NOTE: TOP OF THE ARMHOLE IS AT THE SHOULDER SEAM WHEN DRESS IS FLAT ON THE TABLE.

test 12
103 Front Length - Strapless/Spaghetti Strap/Halter
  • PLACE THE MEASURING TAPE AT THE TOP EDGE OF THE CENTER FRONT AND THEN EXTEND THE MEASURING TAPE DOWN TO THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE DRESS.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 13
102 Back Length - Strapless/Spaghetti Strap/Halter
  • PLACE THE MEASURING TAPE AT THE CENTER BACK AND THEN EXTEND THE MEASURING TAPE DOWN TO THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE DRESS.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

test 14
128 Front Length Shoulder Strap Dress
  • LAY THE DRESS FLAT WITH SHOULDER STRAPS STRAIGHT. THE NATURAL CREASE IN THE SHOULDER STRAP MARKS THE TOP OF THE STRAP.

  • MEASURE FROM THE TOP OF THE STRAP TO THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE DRESS.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

  • MEASURE FROM THE TOP OF THE DRESS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DRESS and ADD THE MEASUREMENT OF THE SHOULDER STRAP.

test 15
101 Front Length High Point Shoulder
  • MEASURE FROM TOP OF SHOULDER STRAIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM HEM.

  • RECORD THIS VALUE.

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