The width of the product at the breast level should be measured exactly as indicated in the description under the corresponding figure.
Depending on the type of sleeve, there are two ways to measure the width at the breast level:
- At the level of the armhole;
- At the specified height from the top of the product. Note! This way of measuring should be carried out exactly as indicated in the instructions, even if it seems to you that the breast level is much lower or higher than the specified level.
Measuring the width of the product at the breast level in products with a molded cup:
The main thing that you need to pay attention to when taking this measurement is the lack of assemblies and creases on the fabric when the product is spread out on a flat surface. Assemblages and creases on the fabric are unaccounted centimeters.
In some products, the convexity for the breast is formed from reliefs or recesses, with the result that it’s difficult to separate such garments into components on a plane without forming creases.
In such cases, you need to roughly position the product in the chest area, straightening the creases that are not laid out on the plane, and measure the width at the chest level, taking into account the bulge.
Measuring the width of the product at the breast level in products with a cutout or a fastener(clasp) below the breast level:
If the product is laid out smoothly and without creases on the plane (there are no steep reliefs or forming elements in it), the width is measured from the angle to the angle at the level of the armhole. Don’t unbutton the clasp.
If forming elements exist and and it’s not possible to position the product smoothly and without creases on the plane, the width of the product at the breast level should be measured starting from the left corner of the armhole, slightly lifting the product and gradually spreading the fabric under the tape—and so to the opposite corner of the armhole. At the same time, try not to stretch and pull the edges of the cutout.
Measuring the width of the product at the breast level in products with assemblies or folds at the breast:
If the product has folds or assemblies at the breast, straighten them as much as possible while measuring the width.
Note! In some garments, it’s impossible to straighten the folds fully (in garments that are lined) because they are fixed by the lining. In this case, you need to turn the garment inside out and measure the width of the product at the breast level by the lining.