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It is very simple to take measurements for Dancewear by Patricia's professional tutus.

For most of our tutus we only need the following measurements in centimeters:

TOTAL HEIGHT OF THE DANCER

HIPS

CHEST

WAIST

GIRTH

 

HOW TO MEASURE CHEST:

 

 

 

HOW TO MEASURE WAIST:

 

 

HOW TO MEASURE HIPS:

 

 

 HOW TO MEASURE BACK LENGTH

 

Make sure measurements are taken correctly! The tape measure should follow all the curves in the body. Measurements should not be taken loose or bigger than what they are.

Dancewear by Patricia will not be responsible for ill-fitting costumes or returns due to wrong measurements.

Please follow these guidelines when measuring:
  • NEVER measure yourself
  • Have a Seamstress or Professional Dance teacher who is familiar with taking measurements take them for you.
  • Make the time and allow an uninterrupted session with the Measurer.
  • Read the Instructions thoroughly for each measurement first and measure twice.
  • Write them down carefully.
  • Write clearly using a Black pen and state clearly if the measurements were taken in Inches or in centimetres.
  • Wear the garments you will be wearing underneath your Tutu or Close-fitting leotard and tights
  • Begin by tying a piece of cord or string around the exact waist–NOT where you would wear your clothes but the body’s natural waist. Tie snugly.
  • This placement dictates a lot of your other measurements so it is extremely important.
  • Try and remember to take measurements around the body as horizontally as possible keeping the tape measure against the body at all times.
  • When measuring your Full body girth–from shoulder down under the crotch and back up to the same shoulder—keep the tape against the back all the way up.
  • Once completed,  check all the necessary measurements are done.
  • Then email them to us.
  • Please Contact us with any queries about this.
  • This is such an exciting time as the measurements are the start of a journey which will ultimately lead to your new Tutu!

 

Place your order using our secure website then e-mail your measurements to: trishdance@hotmail.com

 

How to measure for Russian BENEFIS costumes:

Children sizes are NOT based on age but on measurements. Please check the chart below Measurement Table for Children before you make your size selection!!!

Measurements for Women:

 

 

Attention! Please, send all the measurements in centimetres
1 Circumference at breast level measured horizontally alongside the most protruding points of breast and protruding points of the shoulder blades.
1a Circumference above the breast measured horizontally alongside the armpits and protruding points of the shoulder.
1b Circumference below the breast measured horizontally, below the breast, around the body.
2 Circumference at waist level measured horizontally, around the most narrow part of body. (preliminary You should tie the belt round the waist in order to find easier the waist line).
3 Circumference at hip level measured horizontally , at coxa level.
4 Circumference at hip level (2) measured horizontally, alongside the most protruding points of buttocks and the lower part of the belly
5 Breast height measured vertically, from the point of joining of shoulder with neck to the nipple.
6 Breast center distance measured horizontally between the nipples.
7 Distance from nipples to the waist line measured vertically, from the nipples line to the waist line (tie the belt around the waist).
8 Front width measured horizontally, in front, from one armpit to another, alongside the nipples.
9 Back width measured horizontally, on the back, alongside the most protruding points of shoulders, from one armpit to another.
10 Front length measured vertically, in front, from point of joining of shoulder with neck to the waist line.
11 Back length measured vertically, on the back, from seventh neck vertebra to the waist line (tie the belt around the waist).
12 Slanting front length measured from shoulder's end, diagonally, to the middle of waist line in front.
13 Slanting back length measured from shoulder's end, diagonally, to the middle of waist line on the back.
14 Shoulder length measured from the point of joining the shoulder with the neck to the bone of joining the shoulder with the arm.
15 Sleeve length measured alongside the arm, with slightly bent elbow, alongside the elbow, from the bone of joining the shoulder with the arm to the wrist line.
16 Circumference of the arm measured horizontally, around the most wide part of the arm.
17 Circumference of the wrist measured horizontally, around the most thin part of the wrist.
18 Circumference of the leg measured horizontally, around the most wide part of the hip.
19 Seat height measured from the waist line on the back to the waist line in front (tie the belt around the waist).
20 Total height of the individual measured horizontally from the head crown to the floor, at an angle of 90°.
21 Side distance from waist to floor measured vertically on the side, from waist line to the floor (tie the belt around the waist).
22 Step line measured alongside the inner part of the leg, from inguinal area to the floor.
23 Side distance from waist to the knees measured vertically on the side, from waist line to the knees line (tie the belt around the waist).
24 Circumference of the neck measured horizontally, around the neck, under the seventh neck vertebra.
25 Length of basque of tutu measured from waist line to the line of joining the basque with the skirt.
26 Tutu length measured from the line of joining the basque with the skirt to the desired length (standard adult tutu length is 38 cm).

 Measurement Table for Men

 

Attention! Please, send all the measurements in centimetres
1 Circumference at breast level measured horizontally alongside the most protruding points of breast and protruding points of the shoulder blades.
2 Circumference at waist level measured horizontally, around the most narrow part of body. (preliminary You should tie the belt round the waist in order to find easier the waist line).
3 Circumference at hip level measured horizontally , at coxa level.
4 Circumference at hip level (2) measured horizontally, alongside the most protruding points of buttocks and the lower part of the belly.
5 Breast height measured vertically, from the point of joining of shoulder with neck to the nipple.
6 Breast center distance measured horizontally between the nipples.
7 Distance from nipples to the waist line measured vertically, from the nipples line to the waist line (tie the belt around the waist).
8 Front width measured horizontally, in front, from one armpit to another, alongside the nipples.
9 Back width measured horizontally, on the back, alongside the most protruding points of shoulders, from one armpit to another.
10 Front length measured vertically, in front, from point of joining of shoulder with neck to the waist line.
11 Back length measured vertically, on the back, from seventh neck vertebra to the waist line (tie the belt around the waist).
12 Slanting front length measured from shoulder's end, diagonally, to the middle of waist line in front.
13 Slanting back length measured from shoulder's end, diagonally, to the middle of waist line on the back.
14 Shoulder length measured from the point of joining the shoulder with the neck to the bone of joining the shoulder with the arm.
15 Sleeve length measured alongside the arm, with slightly bent elbow, alongside the elbow, from the bone of joining the shoulder with the arm to the wrist line.
16 Circumference of the arm measured horizontally, around the most wide part of the arm.
17 Circumference of the wrist measured horizontally, around the most thin part of the wrist.
18 Circumference of the leg measured horizontally, around the most wide part of the hip.
19 Seat height measured from the waist line on the back to the waist line in front (tie the belt around the waist).
20 Total height of the individual measured horizontally from the head crown to the floor, at an angle of 90°.
21 Side distance from waist to floor measured vertically on the side, from waist line to the floor (tie the belt around the waist).
22 Step line measured alongside the inner part of the leg, from inguinal area to the floor.
23 Side distance from waist to the knees measured vertically on the side, from waist line to the knees line (tie the belt around the waist).
24 Circumference of the neck measured horizontally, around the neck, under the seventh neck vertebra.

Measurement table for Children:

S Child I Child
intermediate
M Child L Child S Adult M Adult L Adult XL Adult
The measurements are given in inches.
Bust 22-25 25-27 27-29 29-31 31-32 32-34 34-36 40-41
Waist 21-22 22-23 23-24 24-25 25-26 26-28 29-31 32-34
Hips 24-26 26-27 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-36 37-39 40-42
Height 34-48 48-53 53-57 57-60 60-65 65-71 65-71 65-71
The measurements below are given in centimeters.
Bust 55-64 64-69 69-74 74-78 78-81 81-86 86-92 101-104
Waist 53-55 55-58 58-61 61-64 64-67 66-71 74-79 81-86
Hips 61-66 66-69 71-76 76-82 82-86 86-92 94-99 101-107
Height 86-122 122-134 134-146 146-152 152-165 155-180 155-180 155-180

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