Measuring guide

We'd love to deliver a dress that fits perfectly. To do this, we need your help. We need you to provide precise measurements by following the guidance on this page. We need you to take seven different measurements. I know this will take a little time, but the end result is worth it! (Plus, it's a lot quicker than visiting a dressmaker's studio or searching the high street for the perfect dress!)

Tips:                                                                       measuring tape

Make sure your child has removed any bulky clothing. We recommend measuring them in underwear, if possible.

Keep the tape measure straight. Don't twist it!

The tape measure should be comfortable and snug, but not tight.

Firstly, select your child's height by clicking on the dropdown menu. Please be precise as this is a key measure.

1. Chest: ask your child to relax their arms by their side. Measure around their body at chest height, at the fullest part of the bust.   chest measure guide

2. Waist: measure around the natural waistline (the smallest part of the waist), just above the hipbone.   waist measure guide

3. Hips: ask your child to stand straight with their feet together. Measure around the hips (the fullest part of the lower body). hips measure guide

4. Back shoulder top to waist: on your child's back, measure the tip of the shoulder down to the waist.  Back shoulder top to waist 

5. Front shoulder top to waist: the same again, but this time, measure on the front of your child's body.  Front shoulder top to waist

6. Sleeve length: keeping the tape measure straight, measure down from the tip of the shoulder down the arm, to the child's wrist. Sleeve length

Measuring chart:

The following chart contains typical measurements for children at different ages. If you don't have a measuring tape, you could use measurements from the chart if your child is of average height and build for their age. HOWEVER, Queenly Stitch does not advocate this. Nor do we not accept responsibility for dresses that don't fit.