How To Measure

If you find yourself having a difficult time finding clothes that fits your body, it might because standard sizing (what's available in most stores) is out of date and only fits a certain body type, based on specific proportions. I make pieces based on individual proportions, and don't use the scale-up or down system based on a standard size. Feel free to also send me a full-body photo in tight clothing by email (leah@caulis.ca) after you've placed your order so I can get a better idea of how you're shaped, for extra precise fitting.

All pieces are hand made, by myself, in Montreal. Many pieces are roomy and boxy, but to ensure a perfect fit I require a few measurements, depending on the piece, in order to avoid too-long sleeves, too snug bust, etc. I can make any size in crochet and almost any size in knit (depending on the style and yarn, given I use a knitting machine with a fixed width of 200 needles).

Measurements required are in the description of each product page, and you will be prompted to include them while adding an item to your cart. Feel free to use inches or centimeters.

Here is how to measure: 

Shoulders

Standing straight with your shoulders back and relaxed, measure from one shoulder to the other, with the measuring tape flat against your collarbones. 


Arm length

With your arm extended, measure from the beginning of your shoulder to your wrist.


Hip

Wrap the measuring tape around the largest part of your hips, usually across the middle of your bum. Don't wrap it too tightly or too loosely, just tight enough so that it doesn't move if you hold it with one hand. 


Bust

Wrap the measuring tape around the largest part of your chest, with measuring tape level. Don't wrap it too tightly or too loosely, just tight enough so that it doesn't move if you hold it with one hand. 


Band Size

Measure the area right underneath the breast, with the measuring tape level. Do not take your bra's band size for this measurement. 


Cup Size

Your bra's cup size.


Waist

Wrap the measuring tape around the smallest part of your waist. Don't wrap it too tightly or too loosely, just tight enough so that it doesn't move if you hold it with one hand. 


Thigh

Wrap the measuring tape around the largest part of your thigh.


Inseam

With your leg straight, measure from your crotch to your ankle.


Height

Your height from top of head to floor, standing, obviously. 


Dress Size

I only ask for this if I need a general idea of your size. Usually sizes go from 0-40.