How to take measurements correctamente?

   Ideal fitting of a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics is possible only when tailoring a leotard make precisely by the standards measured from the particular gymnast.

It is very important to be exact and accurate at the measuring. If tailoring with fitting is supposed, inaccuracies of measurements will be corrected on fitting stage. At the remote tailoring we can be guided only by the standards measured by the customer, it is better to photograph process of measuring — it will allow us to correct values of the inexact measurements.

     For correct result the gymnast has to be in underwear or the tight-fitting training clothes. It is ideal if it will be a bodysuit which the gymnast puts on under a leotard for competitions.

     Measurements are taken closely to a body, without tightness, but also without additional freedom.

     For exact positioning of several main measures it is necessary to tie an elastic rope on a waist of the gymnast. Impossible to take measurements of "Back" and "Rise (crotch depth)" correct without elastic rope on a waist. Be attentive, don't neglect it!

Watch the training video how to take measurements:

 

How to take measurements step by step:

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

1. Heght
In creation of a pattern of a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics the measure "Heght" isn't used. She is necessary to us only as information.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

2. Chest
Put the tape-measure under the armpits, place it horizontally on the breast protruding points. Adult gymnasts formed breasts takes three measurements - on the chest, on the protruding points of the chest and under the breast. It is desirable that the gymnast was in the bodysute, which she wears under a leotard for the competition.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

3. Waist
Measure around the natural waistline where is the elastic rope tied

 
How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

4. Hips
The measurements are taken horizontally across protruding buttocks points.

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5. Neck grith
The measurements are taken at the narrowest point of the neck. On the basis of this measurements is built collar of the leotard if measurement will be more than in the narrowest point of the neck, the collar will not be fit good  the neck.

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6. Collar height.
The measurements are taken from a jugular hollow to a point on a neck where to the gymnast  will be comfortable the end of a collar, usually this point in 1-2 centimeters below a chin.

 
How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

7. Back Waist
It is extremely important measure for creation the pattern. It is obligatory to take measurements with the elastic rope tied on a waist. The measurements are taken along a backbone from the seventh cervical vertebra before crossing with an elastic rope on a waist.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

8. Waist front to back (crotch)
The measurements are taken on the central line from crossing with an elastic rope in front before crossing with an elastic rope behind, having passed a measuring tape between the gymnast's legs.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

9. Sleeve length
It is measured from the highest bone on a shoulder (an extreme point of a measure "Shoulder width"), through an elbow to a wrist as a first measurement and the second - to visually harmonious point of the end of protruding elements of a sleeve (usually this point is 3-4 centimeters lower than a wrist point).

 
How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

10. Biceps (Upper Arm)
Measure on a straight arm around the bicep.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

11. Wrist
The measurements are taken at the beginning of the wrist.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

12. Upper point of the pant in the front
For this measurement we need to find in the front or on the side the most comfortable point on top of the curve of the pant. Take vertical measurement of the distance from the found point to an elastic rope on a waist as the first vertical measurement; and from this point of intersection with an elastic rope to the center of a waist in front as the second horizontal measurement.

 
How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

13. Diagonals of the panty behind
The three measurements are taken consistently from the center of a waist on the back to comfortable points on the curve of the pant behind.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

14. Skirt length in front
It is measured on the central line in front from an elastic rope on a waist to a desirable bottom edge of the skirt.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

15. Skirt length behind
It is measured on the central line behind from an elastic rope to a desirable bottom edge of the skirt.

 
How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

16. Crotch Depth
For this measurement it is necessary to put the gymnast on a chair, the measurements are taken on a sideline from elastic rope on the waist to the chair surface.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

17. Waist to floor
The measurement is taken from the elastic rope on the waist to a floor. For this measurement it is better that the gymnast stood on full foot

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

18. Thigh
The measurements are taken in the top third of a leg.

 
How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

19. Ankle
The measurements are taken in the bottleneck of an ankle.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

20. Foot
The measurements are taken at a position on the toes.

How to take measurements correctamente for make a leotard for rhythmic gymnastics. Lana's workshop.

21. Table for take measurements/
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