Sizing Guide

Vintage clothing fits differently than modern clothing, which is cut loosely to fit a wide variety of body shapes. Vintage clothing is cut much closer to the body than you may be used to. For this reason, it is important that you allow enough wearing ease to move comfortably while wearing your vintage garment. Vintage garments should always be worn with care and consideration of their age.

Vintage garments were often tailored to fit an individual woman and evidence of seams and darts being taken in or out is not uncommon. For this reason, it is often possible to have a vintage garment altered to fit you if your measurements are off by just a bit. I am happy to answer any questions about available seam allowances, darts, and hem allowances before you purchase.

Use a dressmaker’s tape measure, which you can get at your local fabric store. 
Measure yourself over the undergarments you plan to wear & not over your clothing.

BUST: measure over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra from armpit to armpit and double it.

WAIST: measure around the smallest point of your waist where it naturally curves in, about 6"-8" below your bust, and double it.

HIP: measure around the fullest part of your hips. This is usually about 8"-9" below your waist, and double it.

SHOULDERS: Measure from the top of one shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, to the other shoulder from the back side.

SHOULDER TO ARMPIT: Measure from the top of one shoulder down to the armpit.

LENGTH: measure from the top of your back, on the point between your back and your neck, down to the point you want the garment to end at the hem. 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please send a message before purchasing.