HOW TO MEASURE YOUR JEANS
Get your best fitting pair of jeans. (I have used a well worn pair with wrinkles that are not fresh and new to help show how yours will look when you measure).
Follow the guide below to take your measurements (I will use this to craft your custom pattern)
To measure your “actual” waist size
A. Do up the waist button and the fly buttons or zipper
B. Align the front and back and measure straight from left to right (see image). Take this number and multiply by 2. (my image shows 16.5”) so 33” total
C. Align front to back (see image 2) and measure straight from front to back. Take this number and multiply by 2. (my image shows 16.5”) so 33” total
2. Front Rise
Measure from the inseam (where the seams meet together) to the top of the waistband. My image shows 11”
3. Back Rise
Similar to the front rise measurement, follow the back seam, pulling straight and measure from the top of the waistband to the inseam. In my image the jeans have a back rise of 14.5”
Measure the hip from side to side straight across 6 inches down from top waist. In my image the jeans measure 19.25”
Fold one leg up and measure from where the back rise shows to the outside of the jean leg in a straight line.
Again laying flat, measure in a straight line from side to side where the knee is ( a good trick if you are not sure is to put on the jeans first and mark them at the knee with a piece of tape to be sure how far down the leg your knee is). Mine measure 8”.
You are almost done!.. Same as the knee , lay flat measure from side to side in a straight line. Here mine is 6.5”
Inseam / Leg Length.
Starting from where the front and back rise seams meet, measure all the way down to the bottom of the leg opening.
Lastly if you wear your Jeans with a cuff measure that so I can factor that in to your overall length. Here the cuff is 2”