Most manufacturers do not provide size charts, so we have created a few for you. (See links below.) Many of our 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. Please remember that sizing varies greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer and also frequently within a single manufacturer depending on style and season. For this reason, we have noted in the item description if the size seems to run especially large or small.
We have included key measurements for each garment. All measurements are taken with the garment lying flat, front down.
• 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.
If chest circumference is provided, it is measured around the chest directly under the arms. Please allow at least an inch greater than your child's actual chest measurement for comfort of movement.
If waist circumference is provided, it is measured at the waist seam of the dress, which may or may not be at your child's natural waist. Please allow at least an inch larger than your child's waist measurement for comfort of movement.
• 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.
• For baby and toddler boys' rompers and button on shorts sets we measure the shoulder width from shoulder seam to shoulder seam and the back length to crotch from the back neckline (top of the fabric) at the center of the garment to the crotch (bottom of the fabric).
To determine whether a particular garment will fit your child, it is best to go by measurements rather than size whenever possible. To ensure the best fit, DO NOT MEASURE YOUR CHILD. Measure 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. 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.