Amanda Archer Collection
Details: boning in bodice, draped bodice and waist (made from solid cotton fabric), Full pleated A-line skirt with side seam pockets is made from cotton eyelet (optional, or skirt can be made in the solid cotton voile matching the bodice), fully lined, center back invisible zip.
bust, under-bust, waist and length from waist to hem. Sample measures 43" from waist to hem, model is 5'9"
When measuring circumference, use a seamstress measuring tape, pull it snug to get the most accurate measurements possible. Do not add ease, pull the measuring tape taut so the measurements are accurate (but not too tight that you are uncomfortable). I add ease to the measurements depending on the garment design, every design requires different amounts of ease or room to breathe. Measure over the undergarment you are planning on wearing under the dress. It helps to have someone to assist or go to an alterations shop for professional measurements if needed.
When measuring the under-bust make sure to measure the area on the torso just above the natural waist but below the bust area. The under-bust can also be defined as a high-waist around the ribcage.
When measuring length from waist to ideal hem: start the tape at the natural waist line (narrowest part of the torso above the belly button) and run it down to the point the hem should be. It helps to tie a ribbon or string around the natural waist to use as a guide.
Remember to take shoes into account when measuring length.