Isabella Costumiere Online Measurements FormTo obtain proper measurements you should have someone else take your measurements for you, or click here for a printer-friendly 2 page version to print out and take it to a local tailor or alteration/dry cleaning shop and have them take your measurements for you. They may charge a small fee, but it is well worth it for a properly fitted garment. In the case you are having a friend take your measurements, take each measurement three times and give the average measurement.
To begin, tie a string snugly around your natural waist. This is usually just above the belly button. This will be used as a marker for taking the vertical measurements.
When taking the round measurements it is very important to make certain the tape measure is very horizontal. It should not rise up or dip down around the body. Also, measurements should be taken snug to the skin, but not tight. If measurements are taken over clothing, be sure the clothes are very thin, do not take measurements over bulky clothes, i.e. jeans, sweaters, oversized shirts, etc.. .