DIY Measurements: Tips for Taking Your Child’s Measurements at Home

As parents, we want our children to look and feel their best, especially on special occasions. Custom-made clothing can be a great way to achieve this, but before you can order custom-made clothing, you need to take accurate measurements of your child.

Here are some tips to take measurements at home from experts at Zeezou by Zeeshan Nasir:

1- Use a Flexible Tape Measure
To get the most accurate measurements, use a flexible tape measure. A metal tape measure may not be as accurate, and it can be uncomfortable for your child. A flexible tape measure can easily wrap around the body, making it easier to get precise measurements.

2- Measure in the Right Places
When measuring your child, it's important to measure in the right places. For example, when measuring for a dress, you'll need to measure the chest, waist, and hips. For pants, you'll need to measure the waist, hips, inseam, and outseam. Make sure to measure both sides of the body to ensure symmetry.

3- Dress Your Child Appropriately
When taking measurements, make sure your child is dressed appropriately. Avoid bulky clothing that can make it difficult to get accurate measurements. It's best to have your child wear tight-fitting clothing or even just their undergarments.

4- Use a Mirror
It can be difficult to take measurements on your own, especially if your child is moving around. Using a mirror can help you see the measuring tape and ensure that you're getting accurate measurements.

5- Double-Check Your Measurements
Once you've taken your child's measurements, double-check them to make sure they're accurate. You don't want to order custom-made clothing only to find out that it doesn't fit properly.

6- Keep Track of Measurements
Keep track of your child's measurements in a notebook or on your phone. This will make it easier to order custom-made clothing in the future. As your child grows, you'll need to update their measurements, so it's important to keep track of them.

Every measurement is important when it comes to tailor-made clothing. Depending on the gender and dress, make sure that you have the following measurements ready when opting for bespoke clothing:

Horizontal measurements:

  • Shoulder – left shoulder bone to right shoulder bone on the back side
  • Chest – around armpits over the highest part of the chest
  • Waist – around the narrowest part of the waist
  • Hips – around the fullest part of hips
  • Neck width – half of neck front
  • Bicep -around the fullest part of the upper arm
  • Vertical measurements:
  • Shoulder to waist
  • shoulder to chest
  • Waist to hips
  • Shoulder to knee
  • Full length
  • Arm length

If you're facing any problems taking the measurements then contact us to book an appointment.

Our professional tailors offer measurement services and specialize in custom-made children's clothing. With custom-made clothing, your child can look and feel their best for any occasion.

We have standard-size charts for boys and girls available on our website that will help you during measurements. Please be advised that these are only estimates and our professional tailors will finalize every individual's measurements after discussion.