Sleepwear Quality Inspection
Sleepwear Measuring Guides
Measure straight across chest, just below armhole, from side fold to opposite side fold. Some markers/designers/importers do measure 1 inch below armhole.
- Across chest
Lay closed garment flat. Measure from armhole seam to armhole seam at narrowest point.
Measure straight across sweep/hem/bottom from side fold to opposite side fold.
- Garment Length
Measure from high point of shoulder to bottom hem.
- Bicep/upper arm
Lay sleeve flat. Measure from sleeve fold at bottom of armhole, at right angle to sleeve, straight across to opposite sleeve fold. Some makers do measure down 1” from armhole.
Lay the sleeve flat. Measure at half inseam as stated in No. 5 upper arm/Bicep
- Cuff Closed
Lay the sleeve flat. Measure straight across cuff from sleeve fold to sleeve fold.
Measure from natural fold at shoulder, straight across sleeve to bottom of armhole seam (straight armhole). Or measure along sleeve seam to bottom of armhole seam (curved armhole).
- Across back
Measure from armhole seam to armhole seam at narrowest point.
Measure across shoulder from armhole seam to armhole seam at natural fold.
- Center back length
Measure from neck seam down center back to bottom of garment.
- Neck collar length
Lay the collar flat. Measure from left front edge to right front edge following collar seam.
- Single shoulder width
Measure from neck seam to sleeve inset seam.
- Sleeve length from side of neck
Measure from neck seam, at shoulder seam join, across shoulder and down sleeve to edge of cuff.
- Sleeve length from shoulder
Measure from top of sleeve head, at armhole seam, down sleeve to edge of cuff.
- Sleeve from center back neck
Establish center back neck. Measure from this point across shoulder and down sleeve to edge of cuff.