Girls Size Information
Please remember that sizing varies greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer and also frequently within a single manufacturer depending on style and season. To determine whether a particular garment will fit your child:
• go by measurements rather than size
• do not measure your childMeasure a garment that fits your child well, preferably one that is woven rather than knit so that it does not stretch. Compare it to the measurements that we have provided for you in each product description.
All of our measurements are taken with the garment lying flat, front down according to the diagram below. For babies, toddlers, and little girls dresses, we measure the shoulder width from shoulder seam to shoulder seam and the back length from the back neckline (top of the fabric) at the center of the garment to the hem (bottom of the fabric). If there is a ruffle or lace trim, we include it in the measurement.
For bishop style dresses, we measure shoulder width from the outside edges of the yoke or smocking because there are no true shoulder seams and the back length from the back neckline (top of the fabric) at the center of the garment to the hem (bottom of the fabric). If there is a ruffle or lace trim, we include it in the measurement.
Many of our heirloom garments have no manufacturer label or size tag because they were handmade. If the maker indicated a size, it is included in the item description; otherwise, we have estimated the size based on measurements. We have noted in the item description if the size seems to run especially large or small. If you have questions about the best size to order or need additional measurements, please contact us or call us toll-free at 877-760-5259. Most manufacturers do not provide size charts, so we have created a few for you. (See links below.)