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How to Measurements - Measurement Guide

 
 
Stitching saree blouse, salwar kameez and lehengas online is easy now! Follow the simple measurement guide and you will be on your way to acquiring a tastefully customised outfit - all from the comforts of your home!
 
Do you have your eyes on a favourite ethnic outfit? Or a beautiful unstitched suit set? Many shoppers have found the perfect customised saree blouse, salwar kameez and lehengas online. You don’t have to worry about the fit, you can trust online stitching services to deliver exceptional work. On Ninecolours.com, you can choose from standard dimensions on the website or follow our step-by-step guide to provide custom measurements. 
 
If you want to opt for our standard dimensions, choose from our ‘Standard Stitching Sizes’ list: 
 
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If you wish to get the outfit customised further you can provide measurements using the ‘I want my custom measurements’ option. However, before you start measuring, keep few things in mind:
 
1. How to take Saree Blouse measurements 
 
Shopping sarees online is a delight, but did you know you can also get the blouse stitched and delivered to your doorstep? Even better, you can get all possible styles - backless, chinese collar, halter neck, spaghetti strap, off-shoulder, sheer sleeves, jewelled, knotted… you name it and we will stitch it!  All you have to do is follow these five easy steps, provide accurate saree blouse measurements, and soon you will have the most fashionable and trendy saree blouse to go with your gorgeous saree! 
 
Bust
To measure the bust, wrap the tape around the fuller part of your bust (centre) making sure the tape is straight all around and not too tight or loose. This will be your Bust measurement.
 
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In the measurement submission form you will find sizes from 30” to 44” for this measurement. If you can’t find your size here, choose the one closest to your measurement; example, if you’ve measured the size as 33”, choose 34” in the tab, at the same time you can also mention the accurate size (33”) separately in the instruction box. 
 
Shoulder
While measuring the shoulder an upright posture is very important. Make sure your hair is tied up and that you are wearing a fitted t-shirt. Measuring the shoulder at the back - run the tape from your left shoulder tip to the right. This is your Shoulder measurement.
 
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Arms
To measure the Arm Hole, simply wrap the tape from around your underarms to your shoulder tip. The tape needs to fit just perfectly around your arm hole - or else the arm hole will be too tight or too loose. 
 
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Waist 
Measure your waist line by simply wrapping the tape around your natural waist, i.e. one inch above your navel/belly button. When measuring, stand straight and don’t pull your stomach in. This is your Natural Waist measurement. 
 
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Length
Now you determine the Blouse Length and the Sleeve Length. When measuring the Blouse Length, run the tape in a straight fashion from your shoulder line to the point in your waist where you want the blouse to end. 
 
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In the measurement submission form you will find sizes from 13” to 18” for Blouse Length measurement. Choose the size that is closest to the required length you desire. 
 
Next for your Sleeve Length, you need to choose any one of our five options: sleeveless, cap sleeves, short sleeves, half sleeves, 3/4sleeves, full sleeves. If the sizes mentioned here don’t match your requirements, mention your desired Sleeve Length in the instruction box. To measure the Sleeve length, start from your shoulder pin and stop where you want your sleeves to end. 
 
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You will also need to share you height details. Stand with your back to a wall, keep your feet slightly apart, measure yourself from head to toe. Fill in this measurement in the Full Body Height tab. 
 
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2. How to take Salwar Kameez measurements 
 
A beautifully stitched salwar kameez suit always looks graceful on Indian women. It is uber comfortable and still very feminine. If you are looking for an awesome collection of customised salwar suits online, look no further than Ninecolours. The choices are endless, whether it is salwar kameez patterns, fabric styles, or the latest designs. Once you have chosen the perfect suit for you, follow this 10-step guide to provide accurate custom measurements for your order. 
 
Bust
To measure the bust, wrap the tape around the fuller part of your bust (centre) making sure the tape is straight all around and not too tight or loose. This will be your Bust measurement.
 
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In the measurement submission form you will find sizes from 30” to 44” for this measurement. If you can’t find your size here, choose the one closest to your measurement; example, if you’ve measured the size as 33”, choose 34” in the tab, at the same mention the accurate size (33”) separately in the instruction box. 
 
Shoulder
While measuring the shoulder an upright posture is very important. Make sure your hair is tied up and that you are wearing a fitted t-shirt. Measuring the shoulder at the back - run the tape from your left shoulder tip to the right. This is your Shoulder measurement.
 
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Arm
To measure the Arm Hole, simply wrap the tape from around your underarms to your shoulder tip. The tape needs to fit just perfectly around your arm hole - or else the arm hole will be too tight or too loose. 
 
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Depending on the sleeve length, you need to measure around your arm for the ‘Sleeve Loose’ tab. First decide the length of your sleeves. Next wrap the tape around the arm where the sleeve will end, this is your ‘Sleeve Loose’ measurement. Here you should hold the tape loose enough for your arms to go through. 
 
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Waist 
Measure your waistline by simply wrapping the tape around your natural waist, i.e. one inch above your navel/bellybutton. When measuring, stand straight and don’t pull your stomach in. This is your Natural Waist measurement. 
 
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You will also need to fill the Waist Circumference tab. This measurement refers to your waistline where you you usually wear your pant or skirt, roughly one inch below your navel/belly button. 
 
Hips
Next measure the widest part of your hips (specified in the image) by wrapping the tape around it. Make sure you are wearing a fitted legging while taking this measurement. This is your Full Hip Measurement. 
 
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Length
For the Kameez Length, measure from your shoulder blade to the point where your want your kameez to end. Choose a measurement from the tab that is closest to your desired length; specific measurements can be mentioned in the instruction box. 
 
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Body Length refers to the measurement from your shoulder to your waist (few inches above your navel). Once again you can choose any one of the sizes listed or specify an exact measurement in the instruction box.  
 
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Next for your Sleeve Length, you need to choose any one of our five options: sleeveless, cap sleeves, short sleeves, half sleeves, ¾ sleeves or full sleeves. If the sizes mentioned here don’t match your requirements, mention your desired Sleeve Length in the instruction box. To measure the Sleeve length, start from your shoulder pin and stop where you want your sleeves to end. 
 
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You will also need to share your height details. Stand with your back to a wall, keep your feet slightly apart, measure yourself from head to toe. Fill in this measurement in the Full Body Height tab. 
 
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Neck
    Neckline measurements has to be provided in two tabs. For the Front Neck Deep option, measure from your collar bone, going diagonally to the point where you want the neckline to end (at the centre of your chest). Select the size from the options that is closest to this measurement. If you wish to provide a more specific measurement, mention it in the instruction section.
 
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Similarly, for the Back Neck Deep option, run the tape on your back from your collarbone, going diagonally to the point where you want your back design to end (on your spine line). 
 
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Salwar Length
You will need someone’s help to record this measurement. Starting from your natural waistline, where your salwar will begin, measure all the way till the heel of your foot. Choose the measurement that is closest to your desired length in the Waist to Floor tab. If you want a  specific length mention it in the instruction box.  
 
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Salwar Ankle
To take this measurement, wrap the tape around your ankle (refer image). Hold the tape loose enough so that you can slip in your legs easily. Then choose the option from the Ankle Loose tab and select one that is closest to your measurement; specific measurements can be mentioned in the instruction box. 
 
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Style and fit 
Finally, you can customise the outfit depending on your comfort. Choose between side zip, back zip or a no zip option. Bottomwear waist can be finished with drawstring, elastic or a zipper. Pant Style can be just as the image or your preference between churidhar, straight or straight with a slit. Garment Fit helps you determine the fit that is most comfortable for you. 
 
 
3. How to take Lehenga Choli measurements 
 
Casual lehengas to bridal lehenga cholis, light, comfortable designs to heavy, zari embroidered styles, you will find all your favourite lehenga choli styles on Ninecolours. What makes it even more awesome is that you can stitch your favourite designer lehenga online with ease. It is extremely easy guide to follow. Remember the best way to get an accurate measurements for lehenga is to wear a fitted legging. 
 
Bust
To measure the bust, wrap the tape around the fuller part of your bust (centre) making sure the tape is straight all around and not too tight or loose. This will be your Bust measurement.
 
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In the measurement submission form you will find sizes from 30” to 44” for this measurement. If you can’t find your size here, choose the one closest to your measurement, example, if you’ve measured the size as 33”, choose 34” in the tab, at the same mention the accurate size (33”) separately in the instruction box. 
 
Waist 
Measure your waistline by simply wrapping the tape around your natural waist, i.e. one inch above your navel/bellybutton. When measuring, stand straight and don’t pull your stomach in. This is your Natural Waist measurement. 
 
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You will also need to fill the Waist Circumference tab. This measurement refers to your waistline where you you usually wear your pant or skirt, roughly one inch below your navel/belly button. 
 
Shoulder & Arma
While measuring the shoulder an upright posture is very important. Make sure your hair is tied up and that you are wearing a fitted t-shirt. Measuring the shoulder at the back - run the tape from your left shoulder tip to the right. This is your Shoulder measurement.
 
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To measure the Arm Hole, simply wrap the tape from around your underarms to your shoulder tip. The tape needs to fit just perfectly around your arm hole - or else the arm hole will be too tight or too loose. 
 
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Hips
Next measure the widest part of your hips (specified in the image) by wrapping the tape around it. Make sure you are wearing a fitted legging while taking this measurement. This is your Full Hip Measurement. 
 
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Length
When measuring the Choli Length, run the tape in a straight fashion from your shoulder line to the point in your waist where you want the choli to end. 
 
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In the measurement submission form you will find sizes from 12” to 18” for Choli Length measurement. Choose the size that is closest to the required length you desire. 
 
Next for your Sleeve Length, you need to choose any one of our five options: sleeveless, cap sleeves, short sleeves, half sleeves, ¾ sleeves or full sleeves. If the sizes mentioned here don’t match your requirements, mention your desired Sleeve Length in the instruction box. To measure the Sleeve length, start from your shoulder pin and end to the point in your arm where you want your sleeves to end. 
 
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You will need someone’s help to record this next measurement. Starting from your natural waistline, where your salwar will begin, measure all the way till the heel of your foot. Choose the measurement that is closest to your desired length in the Waist to Floor tab. If you want a  specific length mention it in the instruction box.  
 
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You will also need to share you height details. Stand with your back to a wall, keep your feet slightly apart, measure yourself from head to toe. Fill in this measurement in the Full Body Height tab. 
 
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