Buckleigh of London
How to Measure
Measuring Guides
How to Measure
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Shortening trousers guide
Put your trousers on, fastening your belt at the waist and making sure you are wearing appropriate footwear. Tuck the bottom of your trouser leg inwards to the length required and pin your trousers all the way around the bottom. Check that the length at the back is as required; the hem should be resting just at the top of your shoe heel or slightly higher.

Measure the length in inches along the inside seam, from the crotch to the newly pinned hem. For the best results leave all the pins in your garment. Post your trousers to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you are unable to print your receipt please write down your required measurments, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you‘re sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Lenghten trousers guide
Put your trousers on, fastening your belt at the waist and making sure you are wearing appropriate footwear. Please note that we can only lenghten your trousers by the amount of hem available on your trousers themselves, remembering to leave 1/2 inch for the heming. Please measure the width of the hem on the trousers (leave 1/2 inch for the hem). Post your trousers to us with the measurements and a printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt, please write your required measurments, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Take in waist in the trousers guide
Put your trousers on, pin the waistband of your trousers at the back to the fit required. We would not recommend taking in more than 2 and a half inches. Make a mark on the waistband where you have pinned the trousers. You can use chalk or pins. Measure the amount (in inches) to be taken in. It should be the length between the marks (or pins). For the best results leave all pins in the garment. Post your trousers to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Let out the waist in a men's trousers guide
Put your trousers on and check how much your trousers need to be let out at the waist. This is limited by the amount of waistband allowance at the back of the trousers . Post your trousers to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print you receipt please write your required measurments, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Taper leg in a trousers guide
Put your trousers on, fastening your belt at the waist and making sure you are wearing appropriate footwear. Pin your trousers from both sides to the fit you require.
Measure the width on the bottom of the trousers in inches. For the best results leave all pins in garment. Post your trousers to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.
Shortening jeans guide
Put your jeans on, fastening your belt at the waist and making sure you are wearing appropriate footwear. Tuck the bottom of your jean leg inside to the length required and pin all the way around the bottom. Check the length at the back, the hem should rest on the top of your shoe heel or slightly shorter.
Measure the length in inches along the inside seam, from the crotch to the newly pinned hem. For the best results leave all pins in the garment. Post your jeans to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Take in waist in the jeans guide
Put your jeans on, pin the waistband of your jeans at the back to the fit required. We would not recommend taking in more than 2 and a half inches. Make a mark on the waistband where you have pinned the jeans. You can use chalk or pins. Measure the amount (in inches) to be taken in. It should be the length between the marks (or pins). For the best results leave all pins in the garment. Post your jeans to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Taper leg in a jeans guide
Put your jeans on, fastening your belt at the waist and making sure you are wearing appropriate footwear. Pin your jeans from both sides to the fit you require.
Measure the width on the bottom of the jeans in inches. For the best results leave all pins in garment. Post your jeans to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.
Shortening skirt or dress guide
Put your skirt or dress on and pin the hem to the length required.
Measure the amount (in inches) that you would like shortened. For the best results leave all pins in garment. Post your skirt or dress to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Shortening straps in a dress guide
Put your dress on and pin the loose fabric on the shoulder of the dress to the length you require. Check that the dress is not too tight under the arms. Make a mark on the strap where you have placed your pin. You can use a chalk to make the mark, or just leave the pins in the garment. Measure the length between the marks (in inches) that you would like shortened. For the best results leave all pins in garment. Post your dress to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.
Shortening plain sleeves in jersey top, t-shirt or dress guide
Put on your top, t-shirt or dress and pin your sleeves at the bottom to the length required. Measure the amount (in inches) that you would like shortened. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the length of the sleeves.
For the best results leave all pins in the garment. Post your garment to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Shortening sleeves with cuffs in shirt or blouse guide
Put your blouse or shirt on, and pin your shirt sleeve at the bottom to the length required. Measure the amount (in inches) that you would like shortened. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the length of the sleeves.
For the best results leave all pins in the garment.Post your garment to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Shortening straight or curved hem in shirt or blouse guide
Put your shirt or blouse on and pin the bottom hem of your shirt to the length required. Measure the length (in inches) that you would like shortened. For the best results leave all pins in garment. Post your shirt or blouse to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.
Lenghten plain sleeves in jacket or coat guide
Put your jacket on and measure the amount you would like your sleeves to be lengthened by, making sure that it is no more than the amount of fabric allowance on the inside of the sleeve.
Post your garment to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Shortening sleeves with vent (or plain sleeves) in jacket or coat guide
Put your jacket on and pin the sleeves of your jacket to the length required. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the length of the sleeves. Measure the amount (in inches) that you would like shortened. For the best results leave all pins in garment. Post your garment to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Shortening jacket sleeves from the top guide
This service shortens the sleeves of a jacket which has a vent and where buttonsholes are cut. There is just one way to complete this alteration, requiring alterations from the top of the sleeve.
Pin your jacket sleeves to the length required and measure the amount (in inches) that needs to be taken up. We will shorten your jackets sleeves from the top with the measurments you have provided. For the best result leave all pins in garment.
Post your garment to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.

Shortening hem in jacket or coat guide
Put your jacket or coat on and pin the hem to the length required. Make sure you have not shortened it beyond the stitching of the lower pockets.
Post your garment to us with the measurements and printed receipt. If you can't print your receipt please write your required measurements, instructions and order number on a separate piece of paper. If you are sending in more than one item, pin your instructions to each item.