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Velvet dancer jackets need to fit well. All our jackets are custom made to fit properly, giving the dancer confidence that they look their best while performing. Velvet for the jacket can be ordered on-line to match your dancer's tartan. All linings, decorative braiding and buttons are included.

Custom Dancer Jackets

Tips To Do Proper

Jacket Sizing

Proper Jacket


Have someone measure you. It is impossible to do accurate measurements on yourself.

While you are being measured, stand up straight, with your head up and looking straight ahead of you. Your feet should be together and you should stand naturally, neither stretching upwards or slouching.

Do NOT try to make your waist smaller by holding in your stomach. The fit should be proper, as you normally would be while wearing the garment, and standing holding your stomach in is not the norm.

While the measurements are being taken, you should wear clothing that is not bulky, which can add an inch or more to the measurements.

Write down each measurement as you take it - do not try to remember two or three at a time. And measuring a second time is a very good precaution to take to ensure accuracy.

Whatever measurement unit you use, be consistent. If you use inches, then state all of the measurements in inches. The same is true if you use centimeters. Stick with one or the other.

Cloth tape measures are the best to use as they conform best to the body contours and give a more accurate reading.










Bust measurement
• Measure the widest part of the bust area, all the way around.
• Measure from side to side, front and back separately.

Waist measurement
• Measure all the way around.
• Measure the front and back, from side to side.

Arm measurement
• Measure from the top of the shoulder to just above the knuckles

on top of the hand.

Back length measurement
• Measure from the bottom of your neck, at the back, to where you want the lowest point of the jacket to end (between the waist and the hip).
e as they conform best to the body contours and give a more accurate reading.



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