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Marking the size on outgrown Oliver & S clothing

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    Profile photo of KimKim @kmac0107

    I’ve sewn many Oliver & S patterns for my granddaughter over the last 4 years. She will be turning 5 in March and has grown out of many her Oliver & S clothes. Next came her brother who is 2.5 and now I have two new granddaughters, from my other 2 children, that are ages 5 months and a newborn. I would like to mark her outgrown clothing before I forget. Right now is a good time because I can go back through my traced patterns and figure out the size of each outfit. I’m not sure whether to make paper tags and hang them on the hangers or try to sew a tag on them? Do I mark them with the Oliver & S size or try to figure out the RTW size that the mom’s are accustomed too? I guess I never thought this far ahead when I was sewing for her. From now on I will start labeling the size on the clothing.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I purchased woven size tags off of eBay. They are just the job. I label the size of the pattern I use (so a 2t for Matilda even though she is nearly 5) not the length I add.

    The clothes may not be exactly the same size as RTW but its a good guide.

    If I can find a link for my labels I will pop back here.

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    Profile photo of mkhsmkhs @mkhs

    I use a Sharpie to write the size on bit of twill ribbon and sew it into a back seam. If there isn’t a good seam, I sew it onto another, horizontal ribbon and tack it down. That would be easy to do after the fact. I use the O+S size.

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I use Oliver and S sizes and some twill tape, that reminds me I need to get some more, as I make the garment I sew it into a back seam so it also doubles as a “this is the back” tag. If the size is significantly different from RTW, ie 3T with lots of added length when the child normally wears a 5 or 6 I will often put it so the size faces the inside back of the item so it is hidden from the child. I will often than put their name on the front of the tag. I also find the flicker group good because I mention the size there so I can go back and check.

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    Profile photo of melelizameleliza @meleliza

    I bought some labels from an Etsy shop too, though I sometimes forget to actually attach them.

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    Profile photo of MaggieMaggie @Maggie

    When I have made clothing as gifts, I have sewn a size in with thread. I hand embroider it, except I use regular thread and I’m not fancy. It isn’t quick, but I think it looks nice and will last.

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    Profile photo of KimKim @kmac0107

    Thank you for all of the great ways to add the size.

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    Profile photo of marycdsmarycds @marycds

    My sewing machine as a built in alphabet that includes numbers. I will sew the size number on the facing.

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