How to measure
When measuring for your made to measure clothes, this drawing might help you to measure correctly.
Have somebody to help you to take your measurements, this is hard to do yourself for you have to stand straight to get a correct measurement. Use a good measuring tape, very old ones might be stretched or shrunk. Stand straight, and hold your posture naturally. Do not pull the measuring tape to tight.
Bust: the widest point around the bust.
Waist: the narrowest point around the waist, two or three inches above the navel.
Hips: the widest point around the hips.
Back length: From the little knob between your shoulders, where the neck begins, to the waist.
inside leg: from the crotch to the ancle
Measure the length of the trousers:
Compare them with a pair of well fitting trousers and measure the inside leg seam.