Chapter 1: Measuring Basics

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    At GK, years of pattern development have taught us that the most accurate way to ensure proper uniform fit is to rely on body measurements.

    An individual’s perception of fit may vary greatly; however, the GK Fit is scientifically engineered to move with the athlete for optimal performance.

    Measuring athletes takes the guess work out of selecting their size.

    It is quick, easy, reliable, and helps to achieve a similar fit for all team members.

    The goal of measuring is to determine the correct size to order for each athlete.

    In order to conduct a successful measuring session, you’ll need three tools: size charts, measuring forms, and a measuring tape.

    Accurate measurements are vital to the proper fit of your athletes’ apparel.

    Please make sure that all athletes are wearing fitted workout apparel or practice wear during the measuring session.

    Chest Measurement
    First, measure the chest of the athlete while their arms are down at their sides.

    Be sure to take the measurement at the fullest part of the chest.

    Your measuring tape should always be parallel to the floor while taking the measurement.

    Waist Measurement
    When measuring for both regular and low rise bottoms, wrap the tape at the natural waistline which is the narrowest part of the waist.

    The location of this measurement does NOT change based on the skirt or short rise selected.

    If you are having trouble locating the natural waist, have the athlete bend to the side.

    The natural waist is where the body bends.

    Again, the measuring tape should always be parallel to the floor while taking the measurement.

    Hip Measurement
    Take the hip measurement at the fullest part of the buttocks with the athlete's feet together.

    Ensure that the tape measure is parallel to the floor.

    Torso Measurement
    Take the torso measurement from the center of the shoulder, down the torso, through the athlete’s legs, and back to the shoulder.

    This is the most important measurement you will take when measuring athletes for cheer leotards or one piece uniforms.

    Inseam Measurement
    Take the leg inseam measurement by running the tape from the crotch to one inch above the floor.

    Measure the athlete without shoes.

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