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Size Guide

All styles available in our standard sizes 6 to 18. You may also use our ' Made-To-Measure' service (see below), please note this has a surcharge. If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us.

Size   6 8 10 12 14 16 18
Bust Ins 32 34  36 38  40 42 44
cm 81 86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 107 112
Waist Ins 24½ 26½ 28½  30½ 32½ 34½ 36½
cm 62 67 72.5 77.5 82.5 87.5 93
Seat Ins 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
cm 86.5 91.5 96.5 101.5 107 112 117

As standard, our full length skirts are 44" finished length, which is the measurement from waist to hem. The length of the train varies according to the style. The just-below-knee length skirts are 26" finished length.

For your information, the sizes shown here represent the actual measurements of our finished garments in each size. Please compare these to your own body measurements before deciding on the sizes you wish to order.

Making to your own measurements.

We offer all our styles in our standard sizes 6 to 18 (see above). Using our Made-To-Measure service we are able, for a small extra charge, to make various adjustments to our standard sized garments during the initial cutting process of manufacture. Using measurements provided by you as a guide, this should ensure a perfect fit from the outset, and reduce the need for other alterations to the completed garments at a later date.

This is particularly useful with regard to skirt lengths, as quite a few of the styles have particular design detail at the hem in the flare and train, which would be lost if you were to drastically shorten the length of a finished 'standard length' skirt. We are able to shorten or lengthen a skirt in proportion during production, and none of the skirt detail is lost. No matter how tall you are, we can accommodate your requirements!

Adjustments to bust, waist and hip measurements can also be taken into consideration.

How it works is this: We choose the nearest size patterns to the customers measurements, and then we make the necessary alterations to the pieces as they are cut out, corresponding to the customers own measurements. The charge for this is just 5.00 for each alteration. For example; skirt length alteration only would be just 5.00; for alterations to bust, waist, hips/seat, bodice length and skirt length the surcharge would be 25.00.

If you need assistance, please telephone on 0844 3578535 for an informal chat and once your particular requirements have been decided we can provide you with an estimate of the charge. Alternatively, you may use our enquiry form, and we will reply by email.


Measuring Guide

Measuring Guide

Measuring Guide

Measuring Guide

Measuring Guide

 

Please be careful when taking measurements. Don't pull the tape measure too tight when taking measurements around the body as this will give a false measurement and result in your garments not fitting properly.
The measuring tape should be held neither tightly nor too loosely and should sit comfortably around the body when reading the measurement.

If you have any questions, please telephone on 0844 3578535 and we will do our best to assist you. Alternatively, you may use our enquiry form, and we will reply by email.

 

*PLEASE NOTE*

We will be working to measurements provided by you! If you give us the wrong measurements, your garments may not fit correctly and we cannot take responsibility for this!

Taking your measurements.

Here is a list of body measurements that we would need if you wish to use the Made-To-Measure Service: Please follow the guidelines below when taking your measurements. Use a regular Dressmakers tape measure. We would prefer to have your measurements in inches if possible (height in feet & inches).

FOR GOWN (BODICE AND SKIRT)

  1. Bust - Measure around the widest part of your bust.

  2. Under-Bust - Measure around your chest just underneath your bust.

  3. Waist - Measure around your natural waist, the narrowest part of your middle, usually just above your tummy button. 

  4. Hips - Measure around your hips, 4" to 5" down from your natural waist.

  5. Seat - Measure around your body, 9" to 10" down from your natural waist, around the widest part of your bottom. IMPORTANT: We need a measurement from where you are the widest even if it's further than 9" down from your waist! If it's further down than 9", let us know how far down you took the measurement.

  6. Skirt Length - For full-length: measure from your natural waist to just on the toes of the shoes you intend to wear with your outfit, for knee-length: measure from your natural waist to just below your knee.

  7. Nape To Waist - Measure from the nape of your neck to your natural waist. (Nape of the neck is the bottom of the back neck where a normal tee-shirt neckline would sit). This is only necessary if you need us to alter the length of the bodice, i.e. if you are taller or shorter than average (under 5'3" or over 5'10").

  8. Height - Tell us how tall you are: Your full height, but without shoes on, preferably in feet and inches.

    FOR BOLERO JACKET (we need measurements 1-Bust, 7-Nape-to-waist, and the following:
     

  9. Width of shoulders

  10. Sleeve Length (top of shoulder to wrist)

  11. With of upper arm

    GENERAL INFORMATION REQUIRED
    (for all garments)
     

  12. Your usual dress size - Tell us the dress size you would normally buy from a high-street shop. (This is just some back-up information to assist us.)

Remember - You can match any of the Bodice designs with any of the Skirt designs shown.  This is a choice of more than 100 possible combinations! Then you may choose to have your garments made from any of the four types of fabric that we offer, in any of the huge array of colours available. The choice is yours!  

You can mix and match until you have the outfit that is perfect for you and perfect for your occasion!

 

 

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