Measurement ChartSomeone (I can’t remember who) shared this measurement chart with me some years ago. I saw it recently and wanted to share it with my fellow sewers. These measurements are from arm crease to arm crease as used by the “Big 4” (McCalls, Simplicity, Vogue, Butterick). Start measuring right above the crease where your arm meets your body, go across your chest ending at the crease above the other arm.
By using these measurements, you will get a better fit in the neck and shoulder area (very difficult area to alter). Your bust measurement will probably not correspond with the size indicated on the chart, but the bust area is easily altered up or down. Make a copy of this to keep. I hope it will be helpful in the on going quest of “the perfect fit”.