Measuring for your Love Baby J Custom Design.
For the best fit follow the measuring guidelines below.
To measure the chest -- have child raise their arms, and put the tape measure under the arms and all around over the breast area.
To measure the waist-- place the tape measure around the child where there is usually a slight natural curve int he waistline. If not--then measure about 1-1.5" above the belly button.
To measure the hip--place the tape measure about 1 inch below the belly button at the widest portion of the child's body. In some cases with younger children it will be the same as the waist. This varies as they get older.
To measure waist to hem--place the tape measure vertically from the determined waistline and measure down. For knee length dresses and hi-lo--please provide the measure from the waist to the knee. For tea length dresses--place the tape from the waist to the mid calf. And for floor length dresses measure from the waist to the floor. The seamstress will allow for the variance not to drag on the ground.
For floor length gowns only--please proved a measurement from the hollow of the neck (the indentation at the top of the chest under the chin) to the floor.
**Please note--unless a custom order has been placed, providing a measurement of waist to floor for short dresses does not make the dress into a gown. If a custom order has been approved for the floor length customization of the short dress--then we will need the measure to the floor. Many shorter dresses do not convert well to gowns, and there is additional costs for floor length versus short.