How to measure...
I know it may be tedious, but the important of measuring your babe is HUGE!
Handmade items, such as those offered by LCC, can vary considerably than the ready-to-wear items you may purchase at Target, for example. Pieces vary by pattern designer and sometimes, even the same items can fit different based on the type of fabric being used.
So how do you get the measurements? I've included a graphic to help you out. And if in doubt, contact us. We are happy to help as we want the BEST FIT possible (and remember, all sale are final).
If you have a cloth measuring tape, that's great! You can purchase one for under $2 at shops like Walgreens, Hobby Lobby, Joann's or Michaels. Any fabric store can help you out. You can also use a piece of string to take the measurements and then measure the string using a yard stick, etc.
Here's how it works...
- CHEST: With child's arms down, slip tape measure under arms and across chest, holding tape firm and level.
- WAIST: Measure around natural waistline.
- HIPS: Measure around the fullest part of the hips.
- INSEAM: Measure along the inseam from the crotch to bottom of the leg.
- GIRTH: Measure from shoulder through crotch, back up to the shoulder (like you're making a loop).
Compare the measurements to the LCC size chart for the particular piece you're ordering. In between sizes? No problem. While we usually recommend sizing up, we know that no two kiddos are alike (that's the great thing about custom orders). Contact us and we can add an inch here or there, shorten a pant leg, etc.
As always, let us know how we can help!
Thank you for supporting our small business.
Mary and the LCC Crew