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We cut and sew your clothing after you've placed your order, which gives us the opportunity to personalize your fit. We just ask you to provide us with certain body measurements at checkout; Please see the video or text below for measurement instructions.

Double-check your measurements before placing your order! We'd rather not waste your time (or the carbon emissions) and would love to get the sizing right on the very first try.  

Additional customizations can be made by request. 

No tape measure? No problem! A printable tape measure can be downloaded here!

How to Measure Yourself (video)
Charlie Darwin Textiles Sizing Guide

If you have a flexible measuring tape (or string and ruler), use it to wrap all the way around these three main points around your body. 

Grab a pencil and jot down your measurements so you don't forget them!


Measure with your arms down, across the fullest part of your chest and around (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front). Notice this measurement increases when you inhale; if you prefer a slightly looser fit, use this inhale (larger) measurement. 


Measure the full circumference around your natural waistline which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage. (If you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline.) Don’t suck in your stomach, or you’ll get a false measurement. 


Keep your feet together and measure the full circumference. Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your rear, around the other hip, and back to where you started. Make sure the tape is over the largest part of your butt. Ensuring that the tape is level in the back can be hard, so try to do it in front of a mirror.


On most garments, we will ask for your height, because we know that can drastically alter the fit. We will either make you a petite, regular, or tall garment depending on the height you provide. This measurement should be your standard height (from top of head to the floor). 

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