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sizing for the dress?

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    sosew @sosew

    im making a nightgown for a 6 year old, her mom sent me these measurements

    Head: 21 1/4″
    Chest: 22″
    Hips: 23″
    Shoulders: 26″
    Bum: 24 1/4″
    Shoulders to hips: 14″
    Shoulders to ground: 39″
    Top of head to ground: 46 1/2″

    on the size chart it looks like she is a 4 for the hip and chest but a 6 for length (she is a pretty tall skinny girl).

    I bought the size 5 and up pattern. Can I make the 5 and lengthen it? Will it be too baggy?

    Nicole @motherof5

    I think a 5 with length will be just fine for a night dress.
    It will have fullness though, so I not sure how it fits into safety in regard to fire hazards.

    KarenK @KarenK

    I would imagine the five would be okay. I’ve found, however, that many nightgown patterns have wide necklines and shoulders and slip off my girls’ shoulders if I’m not careful in sizing.

    sosew @sosew

    Thanks! its a good point about the safety, i mentioned it to her mom and said its up to her to decide. I have a feeling it may become a day dress if it comes out well 🙂

    helpful to know baout the neckline!

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