How to Measure Guide

Our customers consistently report that our products fit true-to-size. We take pride in using patterns that have been tested extensively to ensure the best and most accurate fit. Still, there are times when a customer may need extra assistance with deciding on size, especially when a baby or child seems to be "in between" sizes. 

Taking measurements is the most accurate way to determine correct sizing. The following information will provide you with instructions on how to measure your baby or child. After you measure your baby or child as outlined below, please email us with the name of the product you would like to purchase along with the measurements in inches, and we can help you determine which size to select.  

 

CHEST: To get an accurate chest measurement, measure the subject around the nipple line with their arms down at their side. This measurement should be neither tight nor loose. Bodice length is determined by height.

WAIST & HIPS: Waist measurement is taken at the natural waist and hip measurement is taken around the fullest part of the buttocks with feet together and both feet flat. 

HEIGHT: Measure from head to toe 

 

FINISHED LENGTH: Measure from top of the shoulder straight down to where the hem of the dress will end (this is usually right at the knee for most dresses but may be at the ankles for full length or maxi dresses).

 TRUNK MEASUREMENT (For Rompers): To measure trunk length (no diaper) measure the circumference taken from a point on the right shoulder midway between the neck base and shoulder joint, down the back, through the crotch, and up over the prominence of the right chest back to the starting point. If this measurement is taken with a diaper on it will not fit properly.

Instructions and drawings courtesy of Little Lizard King Patterns (www.littlelizardking.com)