Taking accurate measurements are very important to a well fitting garment. The itemized measurements below shows the 11 specific measurements needed to make a corset pattern for you.
Upper Bust – Measure around your back and upper bust right at your underarms.
Full Bust – This is your full bust and back. Measure across the nipple line.
Under Bust – Measure right below your bust. On women this is at the bottom edge of your bra. On men, this is just below the pectoral muscle.
Waist – Measure your natural waist line. This is not necessarily where your pants or skirts sit. Place a belt snugly around your waist for the rest of the measurements. The bottom edge of the belt is the baseline of all vertical measurements.
Upper Hip – Measure the circumference around the first fullness under the waist. This is usually around the top of the hip bone.
Full Hip – This measurement is the fullest part of the hips, it is fairly low down.
Waist to Under Bust – While standing straight this measurement is from your waist to your underbust.
Waist to Full Bust - While standing straight this measurement is from your waist to nipple line.
Waist to Upper Bust – This measurement is from waist to your upper bust. This is important for complete overbust styles.
Waist to Upper Hip – Measure from waist to your upperhip mark.
Waist to Full Hip – Measure from waist to your full hip mark.