A Rough Guide to Sizing

Ah, sizing babies, toddlers and children.  How hard is it?!  Just like adults, they are all so different.  Not only that but every pattern is different.

I get asked a lot "what size would you recommend for my child?" So I thought I'd put together a rough sizing guide. 

*Please note there are more comprehensive size charts in the photos of my handmade items and shoe length measurements in the description of each shoe listing.

Pinafores: These are a big size, especially because of the flutter sleeves.  I would not recommend sizing up in this style.  In fact you could even size down if you want the dress to fit well straight away. 

Long sleeved dresses:  Because of the sleeves and tighter bodice this is a much smaller fit.  Please check your child's chest measurements against the sizing chart.  You may want to size up in this style if you want the dress to last a couple of winters.

Leather shoes: Our T-bars and moccasins are generally easy to slip on and easy to size.  Please measure your child's foot and refer to the size guide in the description of the shoe. 

You may choose to size up in the boots, especially if you want to layer them with socks.  To put the boots on:  Put them over the toe and use the tag at the back to slip them over the heel.  When put on correctly they should be easy to slip on and will stretch a lot with wear.

We highly recommend sizing up in our oxfords, especially in the smaller sizes.  Because the laces are elastic, not tie up they tend to be tighter when new.  To put the oxfords on:  Give them a good stretch with your hands.  When putting them on your child's foot stretch them from front to back.  Stretching them from side to side closes the shoe and makes them harder to put on.  If your little one is standing have them stand facing you, with their hands on your shoulders and slip the shoe on that way. The leather will soften and stretch with wear making them easier to put on.

I hope this little guide helps with sizing.  Please refer to our sizing charts for more details and you are always welcome to contact me if you have any further questions.