How to Measure Coat Sleeve Inseams

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When measuring coat sleeve inseams, you're always going to want to use a few very specific techniques for the absolute best possible results. Get tips on how to properly measure coat sleeve inseams with help from a fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Katrina Zarate from Funsie Studios, and I'm going to be going over today how to take the measurement of the inseam of a jacket. Now, this is a pretty unusual measurement. Typically, when you're asking for sleeve measurement, you do it really differently, you go from the back down. However, certain patterns and certain tailors will ask for this measurement from time to time, so when they do, you'll be prepared. The best way to do this is not to actually measure it on your body. You're going to want to take one of your favorite jackets that fits perfectly, like I have here and you're going to do that measurement from this. So, if you have a nice, clean big surface, go ahead and take that favorite jacket, lay it down face up. And make sure that it's laid so that the body side inseam is folded along and the sleeve inseam, where the one you're going to measure is folded along it. So, once you have everything stretched out, you're going to take your handy dandy measuring tape. Now, this measuring tape is specifically for measuring fabrics and for measuring body parts. If you don't have one, I highly recommend getting one; it makes your life a lot easier and it's going to give you a more correct measurement than you're going to get with other measuring tapes out there. So, you're going to take your sleeve from the hemline, you're going to measure in along that sleeve inseam, all the way down to where the sleeve meets the body, which is going to be down the inseam down the armpit. Once you have that measurement, you will have the measurement for your sleeve inseam. So, the next time someone ask you, you'll know how to do it. Thanks for watching, this is Katrina from Funsie Studio.

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