Habesha Kemis is an ankle length dress which is worn by Eritrean and Ethiopian women at formal events as well as at casual occasions. This sensual Ethiopian traditional dress is accompanied by sleeves and a bodice. However, nowadays, it comes in a number of forms. The fabric which is used to make this dress is cotton. This cotton fabric is known as shemma handwoven by traditional weaver called Shemane. The shemma fabric is around 75 cm wide and it is woven into long stripes. These stripes are sewn together. For an elegant effect, sometimes bright yarns are also woven into the fabric.
To make sure correct measurements we recommend having a professional seamstress measure you. If you do not get a professional seamstress to take your measurements you must follow these guides to ensure proper fit.
Expect this to be the most accurately made garment you have ever had.
Have a friend help measure you and be sure to use a proper cloth measuring tape.
Please note: the way to measure for a dress has nothing to do with the size of your jeans or the waist size or where they hang from!
Men's Size Guide
This is a guide with simple instructions on how to take suit measurements (plus a few general details) that any tailor will need to make a bespoke suit.
What you will need:
A fabric measuring tape (we take all our measurements in inches).
Assistance from a friend (the measurer)
A well-fitting shirt, a pair of trousers (not jeans), jacket, and a pair of shoes.