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Date: 4/6/12 8:53 AM

I have a project for fixing two pairs of men's tailored pants and I don't have a clue how to measure accurately.

Any advice or guidance appreciated.

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Date: 4/6/12 11:12 AM

Crotch to top of instep, slightly tapering down to 1/2" above the heel.

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Date: 4/6/12 10:57 PM

Um, with a light and delicate hand?

There are tape measures with a kind of handle or gripper on one end; you ask the client to position this handle where he would like the crotch seam to ride, and you note, on the other end, where the hemline should be.
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Date: 4/7/12 8:12 AM

When asked to alter pant legs, I always ask the client to bring in a pair that fit them. I then measure from the crotch to the end of the cuff. That is the inseam measurement. I then undo the cuff, measure the hem turn-up and make the same measurement on the new pair of pants. The client always are pleased with the results.
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