How To Order For A Custom-Made Dress
Our Process Is Very Simple
How To Take A Perfect Measurement
We need 4 measurements; you can provide them in inches or centimeters:
- Chest (1): Place the measuring tape around the girl’s chest about 1 inch (2.5 cm) below the armhole, allowing only enough space to hold a finger between the tape and the girl. Allow the girl to breathe a few times to make sure she isn’t holding her breath.
- Waist (2): Place the measuring tape around the girl about 1 inch (2.5 cm) above the belly button, allowing for a finger to fit comfortably between the girl and the measuring tape. It is correct if you can move the tape around without constricting the girl. Allow the girl to breathe a few times to make sure she isn’t holding her breath.
- Shoulder to Waist (3): Measure from the inside shoulder (close to the neck) at the front straight down the tape measure flat against the skin to about 1” (2.5 cm) above the level of the belly button.
- Shoulder to Hem/Total Length (4): Measure from the inside shoulder (close to the neck) at the front straight down all the way to the desired dress length, be it below the knee, mid-calf, or floor length. In the case of floor-length, make sure the girl is wearing shoes similar to those she will wear for the event
Anticipate Your Tot’s Growth
Children grow at different rates, it is best to anticipate and adjust for growth in measurements and size between the time you order the dress and the date of the event. We are happy to advise based on the style you would like for the best fit.
Chest: Add ½ inch for every 3 months between the measurement’s date and the event date.
Waist: Add ½ inch for every 3 inches between the measurement’s date and the event date.
Shoulder to Hem/Total Length: Add 1 inch if the dress has a full skirt and petticoat, or ½ inch if it does not, for every 2 months between the measurement’s date and the event date.
The most important measurement to consider is the total length, because the chest and waist of a dress can be easily adjusted by a quality seamstress or tailor up to the 3 inches allowance we usually add to all made-to-measure outfits.
Fill Out The Measurement Form
Please provide the measurements taken by filling the form below
Schedule a Visit
We offer consultation services to discuss your styles, and special details you may require on the dress.
We will also take the required measurements during consultation.