NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ITEM FOR SALE. THIS IS JUST A GUIDE.
Before purchasing your vintage item, PLEASE look at this chart for help on where to measure yourself. I measure each garment based on this illustration. Check below for further details on how to measure. A flexible tape measure is the easiest and best way to measure but a ruler and string will work also.
BUST: Widest part of your bust area, right below your armpits and across your breasts.
WAIST: Smallest part of your mid section where your waist cinches in.
HIPS/HEM: Depending on the length of the top, this will be the measurement of the widest part of your hips OR the measurement of the bottom of the shirt/hemline. Check the total length of the top first to see where the shirt will fall, then measure around that area.
SLEEVE LENGTH: Length from the shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve cuff.
TOTAL LENGTH: Length from the top of the shirt to the hemline.