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Main Street => Dolls in General => Topic started by: noquiexis on February 24, 2010, 09:01:24 AM

Title: How to Take Measurements
Post by: noquiexis on February 24, 2010, 09:01:24 AM
     This thread was inspired by Bronwen's post of LovableDoll measurements (http://ourdollcommunity.com/forum/index.php?topic=608.msg5588;boardseen#new). :)

     From Bronwen's post:
Shoe size: http://shoes.about.com/od/fitcomfort/a/wintshoesize.htm
Dress size: http://www.onlineconversion.com/clothing_womens.htm
Bra size: http://www.breasttalk.co.uk/size_charts.asp


     Here are a few ways to determine clothes sizes for any doll. Keep in mind that clothing manufacturers do not all agree on sizes.

Women's Clothes
How to Take Arm and Shoulder Measurements (http://www.ehow.com/how_2307845_take-arm-shoulder-measurements.html)
How to Take Body Measurements for Clothes (http://www.ehow.com/how_2303660_take-body-measurements-clothes.html)
Children (small doll) measurements (http://www.theperfectpear.com/sizecharts.asp)

Bra Sizing
Find You Bra Size (http://www.barenecessities.com/fit_sizing.aspx)

Men's Clothes
Men's pants (http://www.ic3d.com/measure2.htm)
How to Take Dress Shirt Measurements (http://www.ehow.com/how_4882494_dress-shirt-measurements.html)

How to Tie a Tie (http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentAttachmentView_-1_10601_10051_10051_39163_10653_HowToTieATie.html)

Shoe size
International Shoe Size Conversion Charts (http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html)


Ring Sizing
Standard reference chart for ring size conversions (http://www.tradeshop.com/master/sizetablebb.html)
Printable Ring sizer (http://www.atlantisring.com/free_ring_sizer.aspx)

Ring Sizer
Free Ring Sizer (http://www.atlantisring.com/free_ring_sizer.aspx) (image below).


(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/ringsizer.gif)

     In order to print the ring sizer above, be sure that your printer is set to 100%. Make sure that you have not reduced the print size in your printer 'page setup' area. You can verify that the sizer printed correctly by measuring it with a ruler; it should measure from left to right: 3 1/2 inches.

     DETERMINING YOUR RING SIZE:  To determine your ring size:

1.  Cut a strip of paper five inches (5") long and one-half inch (1/2") wide (3 cm by 10 cm).

2.  Wrap the paper strip around the base of the appropriate finger.

3.  Use a pen or pencil to mark the point on the paper where the outside end of the paper strip overlaps (forming a complete circle).

4.  With a ruler, measure the length from the outside end to the mark on the paper to the nearest 1/16" of an inch or millimeter, rounding up if necessary.

5.  Find the closest measurement on the size chart in inches or millimeters and look to the far left column to determine your ring size.

(http://www.discountgoldexchange.com/ringsizeg.gif)

:)  :)  :)
Title: Re: How to Take Measurements
Post by: ourdoll1 on February 24, 2010, 09:03:44 AM
Very nice Noque!
It's a sticky 8)
Title: Re: How to Take Measurements
Post by: itsbarb on February 22, 2011, 11:54:31 PM
Thanks!  VERY helpful!
Title: Re: How to Take Measurements
Post by: mmmarcell on March 20, 2011, 06:23:15 PM
A good place to look at to understand hot to take measurements is this photo guide http://www.majano.com/sposa/Htm/misureng.html
Title: Re: How to Take Measurements
Post by: happiness on March 20, 2011, 09:49:32 PM
Noquiexis, thanks for starting this thread. I've referred back to it several times already. I especially like the conversion charts.
I'm glad it's a sticky. Makes it easy to find when I need it. :D
And mmmarcell, the pictures on your link are great! Thanks for adding it to this thread. And welcome to Our Doll Community. ^-^ :-*
Title: Re: How to Take Measurements
Post by: litlluvr on March 20, 2011, 10:50:51 PM
Thanks for the post mmmarcell and welcome to ODC!!!! :)

Hope you enjoy our forum!!

Take care!! litlluvr with his dolls Yoshe and Amiko.
Title: Re: How to Take Measurements
Post by: Aaron on September 28, 2017, 01:56:26 AM
Thank you!Very useful
Title: Re: How to Take Measurements
Post by: USEXDOLL on February 23, 2018, 10:13:03 PM
Good job, thanks.
Title: Re: How to Take Measurements
Post by: WhiteFox on August 02, 2018, 11:31:44 AM
Nice post! Much needed!
But also make sure, when taking measurements you also take into account the shape of the body.
My two dolls have a sandglass figure. (like most do I imagine) Thus, if I looked at the smallest measure, a skirt for example would really be hard to put on once they pass the thighs for example. But they would be completely loose around her waist. So, I check every measure and take the largest one into account. If for example, it is tight around the thighs but loose around the waste, there are always belts to help tighten it around the waist.
Some stores do take the shape of the body into account, so make sure to take it into account when you can.
Also, reviews of the product itself might help you decide if you should take a measurement smaller or higher.