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tutu length?? and sizing??

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    sosew @sosew

    im making the tutu for a little girl for her 4th birthday.

    her mom says she wears size 5 now, she is skinny but tall.

    any thoughts on the right length? what about the width?

    I would rather it be knee length so she can wear it for a while…


    meleliza @meleliza

    Could you ask her mother to measure her waist and her wasit to knee length? If this isn’t possible, just use the O+S body charts as a reference. A perfect fit isn’t necessary here. Consider making it a few inches below knee length so it will last. It looks better a little on the longer side.

    sosew @sosew

    I guess I should, I was hoping to make a surprise, but its probably better.

    Should I tell her to measure her natural waist or somewhere else? I guess on little girls it isnt that different eh?

    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I often take a bit of a guess. I found out that leg break (where the legs bend under the hip) to knee should be about 1/4 of the total height measurement and waist to knee would be about 3/8 of the height measurement. I would look at the size 5&6 patterns and see what heights they are for then use approximately 3/8 of that measurement for the length of the tutu.

    Again I would use the measurements from the Oliver and S sizing, especially as the sizing for this one is not critical and children tend to grow up not out at the waist area.

    Good luck, hope all the maths made sense!

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