Size Charts

We understand that sizing can be difficult.  Our size charts below are an attempt to reflect the basic sizing for all our different patterns.  If you have any questions about getting the proper size for yourself, we highly recommend that you give us measurements in addition to choosing the size you think would work best.  If the item you are ordering did not ask for your measurements, on the checkout page, there is a place for comments.  Please give us your bust/chest size, waist measurement, hip measurement, your usual store bought size and if buying for a child their age.  You may also tell us if you want a garment to have a trim or looser fit.  We will honestly do our very best to get sizing right.

The two most important measurements are your bust and waist measurements.  To measure your bust size, wrap a measuring tape around your chest area while wearing a well-fitting bra.  You may notice that your bust size is not the same as your purchased bra size.  To measure your waist, simply wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist (usually right around your belly button) and don't pull too tight.  Compare these to the size charts below.  For women, don't be surprised if your size is bigger or smaller than what you buy in the store or through a catalog.  Pattern sizing can be very different than store sizing.  We have therefore used a standard sizing chart and will compare your measurements to each of our patterns to choose the right size.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  If we are at all unsure which size to make for you, we will ask before cutting any garments.  For girls, if measurements and size don't come close to their age, please send us an e-mail so we can help.  Some very thin ten year olds look like they will fit into a size 6 or 7, but ordering a much smaller size won't work well as sleeves and waist length will be too short. 

The following size charts reflect the chest, waist and hip measurements of the girl/woman, and not the measurement of the finished garment.  Length reflects the approximate finished length of dresses.  Specific listings with different lengths will specify finished length.

Baby Size Chart

Size

X-Small

Small

Medium

Large

XL

XXL

Weight

To 14 lb

12-15 lb

15-19 lb

19-22 lb

23-26 lb

26-30 lb

Height

To  24”

24”-26”

27”-29”

29”-31”

31”-34”

32”-34”

Age

3 months

6 months

9 months

12 months

18 months

24 months


Girls Size Chart

Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

12

14

Chest

 

19.5

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28.5

30

33

Waist

 

19.5

20

20.5

21

21.5

22

23

23.5

24.5

25.5

27

Back Neck

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11.5

12

12.5

13.5

14.5

Finished Length

20

22

25

27

31

33

35

36

37

39

42-43

Finished Lengths on girls dresses and jumpers vary, based on different patterns.  Most of our girls wear now has finished length charts directly below each item description.  Please refer to those charts for the specific lengths of each style. If you need an altered length, most styles allow you to lengthen or shorten as an option before adding your item to the cart.  If they do not, is because that particular garment is difficult to alter. 


Ladies Size Chart

This is a standard sizing chart.  Do not be concerned if your size is different from what you would normally purchase in a store or by catalog.  Because we use patterns from different manufacturers as well as our own, sizing from a chart can be a bit arbitrary.  It is incredibly helpful if you give us your measurements whenever we ask for it as you order each item.  We will use your chosen size and measurements (if given) to choose the correct sizing from each of our patterns and will work closely with you if there are any sizing questions.  As a general rule, our dresses and jumpers fit loosely at the waist and give a number of extra inches of room at the bust, which leaves some wiggle room in the sizing.  In dresses and jumpers, your bust size is the most important. If you choose not to give us measurements, please be sure you are ordering the correct size based on the chart below.  Please use the Contact Form you have any questions.  Because our custom made clothing is not returnable, it is SO worth one or two emails back and forth to ensure that we are making the best size for you.  As with our girls clothing, most skirt and dress selections will tell you the approximate finished lengths and allow you to shorten or lengthen as you desire. 

Ladies Size Chart

Size

6      XS

8             S

10           S

12              M

14               M

16          L

18          L/XL

20          XL

Bust  Measurement          

30-32

32-33

33-35

34-37

36-39

38-42

42-44

44-46

Waist Measurement

22-26

24-28

25-30

27-31

28-34

29-35

34-38

35-40

Hip Measurement

32-35

34-37

35-38

37-40

38-42

40-43

43-47

45-49

Back Neck Length

15.5

15.75

16

16.25

16.5

16.75

17

17.25

Finished Length

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

 

Ladies Plus Size Chart

Size

1X

2X

3X

4X

Bust

45

49

53

57

Waist

37

41

45

49

Hip

47

51

55

59

Back Neck

17

17.25

17.5

17.75

Finished Length

50-51

50-51

50-51

50-51