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How to take your measurements for a brief

How to take your measurements for a brief

Et voilà! You are ready for the adventure and sew your first lingerie set!

But before you start.... Do you know in what size you should cut your sewing pattern?

By the way, do you know how to take your measurement to be sure of the size of your lingerie bottom?

No? No panic, we are here to help you 😉

Before you start :

There is a (nearly) essential tool for all pattern maker / seamstress: a tape measure!!

But, we do know sometimes, many people don’t have one at home, and the good news is, that there is another way to take your measurement!

Here is the tips: take a piece of string / a non stretchable tape instead of the tape measure. Place it around your body (as we will see below), and with a pen, mark it at the good measurement. Then, place this string / tape flap, and measure it until the mark you have done.

Are you ready ? Let's go !

  1. Women and Girls (2 to 16 year) measurements
  2. Men measurements

1. Women and Girls measurements

Women size chart :

women panties sizes chart fitiyoo ↔


Girls size chart :

girls panties sizes chart fitiyoo ↔


For all our lingerie bottoms, it is very easy: we need only one measurement. That is the hips one, as we call it.

To find this measurement, stand up straight, in front of a mirror (to have a better look on what you are doing), and place your tape measure (or the tips above), all around your hips / buttocks.

To do it, your tape measure should remain parallel to the floor (that means straight), and you should give it an “ease”. That means, place it around your body, without over tighten, just as it goes.

Where is exactly the hips measurement? Well, it is where your body is the largest. That is not necessary where your buttocks are the roundest. It is just a little bit lower, as on the sketch.

Once you have measured your hips measurement, just look at the the chart below to find your size.

For the bras measurements, you’ll find the informations here


2. Men measurements

tableau mesures lingerie culottes fitiyoo ↔

For our men underwear, it is very easy: we need only one measurement. This is the belt measurement, otherwise known as the "natural waist", or approximately 5cm below the navel.

To find this measurement, stand up straight, in front of a mirror (to have a better look on what you are doing), and place your tape measure (or the tips above), all around your natural waist.

To do it, your tape measure should remain parallel to the floor (that means straight), and you should give it an “ease”. That means, place it around your body, without over tighten, just as it goes.

Once you have measured your belt measurement, just look at the the chart below to find your size.


We hope that the informations helped you. If you have doubts, do not hesitate to contact us :

contact@fitiyoo.com