How to Measure the Sleeve Length for a Button-Down Shirt

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Measuring the sleeve length for a button down shirt requires you to be as precise as humanly possible. Measure the sleeve length for a button down shirt with help from a fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Katrina Zarate from Funsie Studios, and we're going to be going over today how to take the sleeve length measurement for a button down shirt. Now the easiest way to do this is if you have a buddy to help you out. What you're going to want to do is have them start from the middle of your back right between your shoulder blades and have them follow it down. If you don't have someone and you're in a time crunch don't panic, you can do it. If I can do it you can do it. What you're going to want to take is your handy dandy measuring tape. You can get them at a sewing supply store. If you do any kind of sewing or anything like that you're going to want one. And you're going to start right at the nape of the neck between the collar bones. Once you have that lined up you're going to pull it over to your shoulder, keeping it nice and taut and then you're going to walk it over from there. This is where it gets tricky if you're by yourself. So stay patient, you can do it. You're going to follow that down, hold it with your other hand, and you're going to have it actually fall right over your elbow. Once you have it latched onto your elbow you're going to bring your hand up, have your hand rest right on your hips and then continue following it down. And you're just going to walk, feel free to take it slow, you want to get it right. Once you get to your wrist this is where you want to be. At your wrist you can go ahead and stop, bring it up, take a look at it. That will give you your perfect sleeve length measurement. Thanks for watching and this is Katrina from Funsie Studios.

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