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Opinions on fitting the Playtime Dress

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    Profile photo of FlorabellFlorabell @Florabell

    Hi all,

    I am hoping to get some opinions on which size Playtime Dress I should make from those who are familiar with the fit of this pattern. I made the 6-12m when my little girl was much smaller & I remember the chest being a little snug without much room for growth. It was also my first garment ever, so there may have been a little inaccuracy involved. My girl is small for her age, but I do feel her chest measurement is more average than her height and weight. Her stats are:

    Age: 2yr 3mths

    Chest: 20.5″

    Height: Maybe 30″ tall finally?

    Weight: 24.8 lbs.

    The Playtime Dress body measurement guides are:

    18-24 – chest 20.5, height 31-33″, weight 27-30 lbs.

    2T – chest 21″, height 33-36″, weight 30-33 lbs.

    I want to make sure she can wear it now & all winter. I am afraid if I make the 18-24, she may grow out of the chest, but I am afraid the 2T will be too big everywhere else. Any suggestions or thought? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I agree, I made this for Tilly per her chest measurement and added length and while it fits, there is not a lot of growth room.

    I would definitely go a size up, from her chest measurement next time.

    It is such a great dress.

    I hope that helps.

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    Profile photo of vothgirlvothgirl @vothgirl

    I agree with Nicole – I’d go off her chest measurement and make a 2T – that way she has room to grow and it should fit all season. You could always shorten it to fit her petite height. I’ve made a couple out of flannel and they were so cozy, it’s a fun pattern!

    Our girls must almost be birthday twins – my older daughter will be 2yrs and 3mths on October 17! Her chest measurement is similar (21″ I think) but she’s at least 36″ tall so I’ve started sewing 3T sizes for her :-P. If I have time with all my other planned sewing, I want to make another playtime dress for her as she loved the ones I made last winter.

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    Profile photo of needlewomanneedlewoman @needlewoman

    Thank you for this info; I’ve only made the dress once, and made it without sleeves. Now, I have a little girl client for whom this little dress would be lovely next autumn, and she’s impossible to measure. Experience is everything with patterns, I’m finding.

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    Profile photo of FlorabellFlorabell @Florabell

    Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it. Yes vothgirl, are girls are 3 days apart! My girl was born on the 20th. You must have your hands full if you older daughter is 2! It is hard to get my sewing done with only one!

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    Profile photo of melelizameleliza @meleliza

    I have found the sleeves on this one to be a little short. Kitty is wearing one from last year that I made a little big and I can’t believe how short it is. Not quite indecent, but seriously shorter than last year. I think she’s grown about 3 inches. I’m starting to make dresses and nightgowns really really long then folding the hem up twice.

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