Measure twice, cut once
- Take measurements on a hard flat surface
- Measure your best fitting jeans, or multiple pairs to "bookend" your measurements
- Less stretch produces truer measurements
Pull the front of your jeans up to straighten the waistband and measure across the top.
These have a waist of 18 3/4"
With the jeans laid flat, measure seven inches down the sides and then straight across. (The hip measurement is optional. It is recommended for more athletic / curvy body types.)
These have a hip of 21".
3. FRONT RISE
Flatten the front of your jeans and measure from the crotch point to the top of the waistband.
These have a front rise of 11 1/2"
4. REAR RISE
Flatten the rear of your jeans and measure from the crotch point to the top of the waistband.
These have a rear rise of 15 1/2"
Fold the leg at the inseam. Measure across the leg 1" below the crotch point.
These have a thigh width of 13"
Fold at the inseam. Measure across the leg 13” below the crotch point.
These have a knee width of 9"
7. LEG OPENING
Measure across the leg opening just above the hem.
These have a leg opening of 7 1/2"
Measure from the crotch point to the end of the hem along the inseam.
These have an inseam length of 35"