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How to Measure

Tips

  • Make sure your child doesn't bend/look down while you are taking measurements. Bending changes the length of the body.
  • To find the natural waist, bend from side to side.
  • To assure accuracy, you can use a string or ribbon to mark the waistline.
  • To find a dropped waist that would keep your dress in proportion, find your total length first. You can almost divide your total length in half.
  • If you find that you need help while measuring your child, you can give us a call and we will be happy to talk to you through.

Front

Bust - Measure around the entire bust at the fullest area.


Neck to Waist- Right below the hollow of the neck straight down to the waist.

Dropped Neck to Waist

Center Shoulder to Waist - Shoulder seam straight down to the waist.

Bust to Bust - Center of one bust to the center of the other bust.

Should to Shoulder - Measure from the outside edge of the shoulder to the other outside edge.

Waist - Measure around the natural waist.
Dropped Waist - About one and a half inches below the natural waist.

Waist to Knee - Measure to about 2-3" above the top of the knee cap.
Mid Section - About 1" above the natural waist.

Shoulder to Wrist - From the tip of the shoulder to about one and a quarter inches below the wrist bone.
Center to Arm - From the breast bone out to the arm seam.
Side to Side - From the side seam under the arm to the other side seam under arm.

Shoulder - From neck out to the tip of the shoulder.

Back

Center Neck to Waist - From the nape of the neck to the natural waist line.

Center Shoulder to Waist - Measure from the shoulder seam straight down to the waist.

Shoulder to Shoulder - Same as the front side just across the back of the shoulders.

Side to Side - Measure from the side seam under the arm across the back to the other side seam under the arm.
Center Bodice to Arm - Measure about 1" down from the nape of the neck on the spine across to the arm seam.

Under Arm to Waist - Measure about one and a half inches down from the armpit to the dropped waist.

Total Length

From the hollow of the neck (front) to above the top of the knee
cap where the desired length of the dress would be.

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