Measurement Taking Guides for Online Clothing Alterations

Providing measurements is essential when getting your clothes altered, and we want the process to be simple as possible.

The easiest way to provide measurements for our shortening services is to simply supply the amount (in cm’s) to be taken up. If you want to be more detailed you can provide additional details and special requests in the pop up box when adding to cart.

Follow our clothing alteration measurement guides below for simple step by step instructions, including some tips and tricks.

Measurement Taking Guides

You can provide additional details for each item when adding to cart


There are a few ways you can provide measurements when using our shortening service and they vary slightly for different garment types.

          1. Provide the amount you want garments to be shortened in cm’s (or optionally in mm’s using the additional details box)

          2. Using safety pins or sewing pins

          3. Using tailors chalk or a non permanent marker on your garments

Scroll down to see more details below.

Providing measurement (in cm’s or mm’s)


Start by putting the pants on, with a pair of shoes that you typically plan on wearing with these pants. Ensure the pants are sitting around your waist where you would like to wear them. Tighten the drawstring or wear a belt like you normally would too.

From here you (or a friend) can fold up one leg of your pants a few centimetres - outwards is easiest, then stand up straight in your normal pose. Using a mirror (or your reflection in glass window) ensure you’re happy with the height of the fold and how it sits against your shoes. Adjust the fold until it sits at a height you’re happy with.

Before taking the pants off kneel down and use a tape measurer or ruler to record the amount you want shortened.


Multiple items?

You can provide additional details for each item when adding it to the cart. Be sure to use the additional details box (or a note with your garments) to describe which alteration applies to which garment, if you are getting multiple alterations of the same type performed in one order.

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