October 21, 2019


Confection size

Women – standard

SizeChest circumferenceWaist circumferenceHip circumference

Women* – young and athletic figure

Size Chest circumference Waist circumference Hip circumference

Length size

Being 158 cm tall, I’ve always been considered small for Dutch standards. As a result, I often had difficulties finding clothes that fit well. If the width sizes of dresses or trousers fit well, they were often too long, or the waist of the garment would be much lower than my actual waist.

As an addition to the confection size I’ve therefore implemented the length size. Are you shorter than 160 cm? Indicate that you’d like a short size. If you are taller than 172 cm, indicate you’d like a tall size. If you’re in between these lengths, indicate the standard length size.

Personal size

Perfect fit

If you have trouble finding clothing that fits you well, having your garments tailored to your personal size is definitely the way to go. If you choose a close-fitting model made out of non-stretch fabric, I recommend the perfect fit option. I will first take your measurements, and then use them to make a first version of the garment made out of light cotton (a muslin). In two or more fitting sessions I will adjust this muslin until it fits your body perfectly. Once this is done, I will adjust the pattern of the model to match this muslin. As a final step, I will make the chosen design with this pattern, resulting in a garment that will fit you perfectly. In most cases I can use the measurements I’ve taken and the muslin I’ve made for other designs as well. So, if your weight didn’t change between the time I took you measurements and made the muslin, and the time you’d like me to apply them to an additional design, I generally won’t need to repeat these steps.

The extra cost for having your garment made to measure with fitting session depends on the amount of sessions required, with a starting price of €100,-


If you choose a model that is loose-fitting, or close-fitting and made out of stretch fabric, I recommend this option. All you need to do is send me your chest, waist and hip sizes. You can take these measurements yourself, but it’s easier to ask someone for help, especially for measuring the chest circumference. Taking these measurements only takes a few minutes.

When taking your measurements it’s recommended that you wear the underwear you would wear under the requested model. Your chest circumference for example can differ a few centimeters depending on the bra you choose; and corrective underwear can have an effect on measurements as well.

It’s also important not to pull the measuring tape too tightly, you still want to be able to breath in your garment! Taking a deep breath is a good way to avoid a measurement that is too tight. If you chose a model that is made out of stretch fabric (cotton jersey for example) the tightness of the measurement is, of course, of less importance.

Chest circumference

Stand up straight, but keep your stance natural, and measure the chest circumference on the widest point. Make sure that the measuring tape doesn’t fall below your shoulder blades, but over them.

Waist circumference

Your waist circumference should be measured on the most narrow point of your upper body. If you’re not sure where exactly this is, you can wind an elastic band around the middle of your upper body, bend over and stand up straight again. The elastic band will move to the waist.

Hip circumference

This measurement is taken on the widest point of your bottom. So don’t measure at the height of your hipbone, but take the circumference of the seat.