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The Alisa Pan measurement system is used to work out the garment
measurements and ensure that you will get the best fit possible. Please measure a similar item that you
own in the same way. The following pictures illustrates where these measurements
are taken for different styles of dresses:
Lay your garment flat and then with a flexible measuring tape, begin measuring from the left underarm seam and then over to the right underarm seam. It is important that the garment is flat. If there is excess fabric, ensure that you include this too without stretching the fabric.
Lay your garment flat and measure the narrowest part of the garment’s body from the left seam across to the right seam. Ensure that the garment is flat. If there is excess fabric, ensure that you include this too without stretching the fabric.
Lay your garment flat when taking measurement
Skirts - Measure from side seam of the waist down to the hem
Dresses - Measure from top shoulder seam down to the hem. If the hem is like a hanky hem or asymmetrical style, you will see two measurements: the first one is for the shortest and the second for the longest. In the case of strapless or similar garments, the measurement will be taken from the underarm to the hem.
The measurements taken from the measurement system are not comparable to full-body measurements. The full-body measurements will not give you the correct measurement to compare against our measurements. It is important that you measure your item with the instructions described above.
For stretchable garments, if you see two measurements, the first is from the garment at rest and un-stretched, and the second is with the fabric fully stretched. Ideally, the measurements would want to come somewhere in between depending on the fit you would like to achieve.