(Closed) Jasmine's Bridal Shop measurements – Help Please!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@sparkle621:  You might have more luck if you post your question here:


I measured myself and compared it to their size chart to see if it correlated with my actual size. I haven’t got my dress yet so I can’t say if my measurements were correct. I just did my final payment 2 days ago so I should receive it this week. If you can wait, I can let you know how off i was in my measurements.

Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

At the very least have a friend help you measure.  Its hard to keep the tape measure smooth and flat around yourself and get an accurate measurement.  But honestly you should be able to pick just about any alterations place in the phone book, stop by or make an appointment and it will take about 10 minutes to get the measurements done.  The lady who did my alterations would do measurements for $5.00. Then you have a little more peace of mind that the size will be right. 

Post # 6
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would definitely go to a seamstress. A standard size dress is different with every designer, so it’s pretty risky to get a dress done like that if you haven’t tried it on if you don’t know if the company runs smaller or larger, unless you’re relying on alterations. If you’re on the shorter side, it would be good to do custom measurements so that the dress is designed with your height in mind, or if you’re bigger or smaller in the bust area, it should improve the fit.

Post # 7
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I can’t remember who but there was a bee who had her dress and bm dresses measured by a professional seamstress. The shop was busy when they went and The seamstress measured them all incorrectly – and the dresses ended up too small. Her advice was- make sure the seamstress is not busy and can concentrate on the job.

Post # 8
737 posts
Busy bee

That was me.  Luckily though Jasmine does give you a substantial about of extra material in the seams so the seamstress let the dress out for me.  Obviously didn’t charge me any extra, just as well.

Following this, I was fearful that my daughter’s wedding dress would be too small, it is different to let out a wedding dress, because the marks would show on her satin fabric.  I made it a bit big.  I figure, I have to pay for alterations anyway, so that is the way I went.

However, there is another Bee on here, she has considerable sewing knowledge, and took her daughter’s measurements herself, and got a 100% accurate fit.  

Don’t do it yourself, go to a seamstress and make sure she is concentrating.  Regardless, if you pay $s at a bridal shop you have to alter, so you are still miles ahead.

Good luck and post on the Jasmines thread so we can monitor your progress.  Lots of help on there.

Post # 9
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

My mom measured me. My dress hasn’t come yet, but she has been sewing all her life and does an amazing job. I just wanted to point out though that she did actually call first and talk to James who confirmed to her that the measurements we send are indeed exactly how they size the dress. What I’m saying is if you have a very form fitted dress, to be safe I’d throw an extra half inch on or hold the measuring tape looser to ensure you can get the dress on. It can always be taken in. Or consider a lace up back (if the original dress doesn’t already have one) and then you have even more flexibility.

Post # 11
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@sparkle621:  I submitted my measurements in cms rather than inches so that it’s more exact. I’m an Australian size 8 which corresponds to a US size 4:

My waist is 67.5cm =26.5 inches

My hip is 92cm = 36 inches

I’ve cross checked my measurements with size charts of clothing brands I wear and they correlate. If you’re a street size 2, I think the tailor def has got it wrong. I would get another person to measure you just to be sure.

FYI, I’ve had a china dress made from a different supplier a few years back and gave measurements of waist- 66cm and hip-91.5cm. I tried it on the other day and could still zip the dress up but it was a little too tight in the waist area for my liking (really difficult to sit down in), which was why I gave Jasmine larger measurements this time around.

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