Note: XL and/or Extra Tall sizes will quote more than my standard/base prices. This covers additional trimming, pattern drafting and tailoring needed to create a really good fit on your fabulous garment.
See FAQs for other information about sizes and pricing.
Your garments will be made according to the measurements YOU PROVIDE. Accurate measurements are essential to the creation of a properly-fitting garment and are easily distorted when taken by oneself.
(I am working on a measurement taking video to help with this process.)
PLEASE consider having your measurements taken by a professional (I recommend having them taken at least twice to ensure accuracy).
PLEASE ask any questions prior to completing your order to ensure you are taking measurements correctly. Alterations can be made, but will be at YOUR COST.
There are ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS ON SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS!!
**NOTE** The fit of clothing varies from era to era and is nothing like the fit of modern clothing. With a few exceptions (like the 1920s) most clothing through the 1960s was meant to fit nearly "skin-tight" so there is little if any ease. Proper undergarments are critical to achieving the correct fit of the outer garments. If you have any questions about period fit, PLEASE contact me.
**NOTE** All measurements should be taken wearing any/all undergarments, stockings, shoes, etc. that will be worn with the desired garment.
The diagrams depict the most appropriate locations to begin and end measurement for the different areas of your body. Often times, women will measure at the wrong location and get false results. For example, when measuring your waist, some people take the measurement below the belly button when your natural waistline is located above the belly button! Check out the easy-to-follow instructions for getting accurate measurements for each body part below:
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