SIZE GUIDE FOR VINTAGE CLOTHING
To take some of the guesswork out, we have carefully measured each piece in our shop, and translated that to a suggested modern size equivalent. Please keep in mind that clothing shown on models may be pinned to show proper fit.
For accurate sizing, you can either measure yourself or measure a similar garment that you already own, using it as a point of reference. For detailed instructions on how we measure our clothing, how to measure yourself and the modern size guide we follow, see below.
• Bust, waist and hip measurements are taken across and then doubled.
• If an item is stretchy, we give a measurement range, from flat to the garment comfortably stretched.
• When a measurement is listed as “free”, it means that the garment is roomy and will fit a range of sizes.
Shoulder: From shoulder seam to shoulder seam.
Sleeve Length: From shoulder seam to sleeve cuff.
Bust: From one armpit to the other, then doubled.
Waist: Across the smallest point of the waist, then doubled.
Hips: Across the fullest part of the hips, usually 7-9 inches below the waist, then doubled.
Length: From the top of the garment to the hem.
Inseam: For shorts and pants, the entire length of the inner leg, from crotch seam to hem.
Rise: For pants, the waist to the crotch seam.
HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF
• Once you have your measurements, we suggest adding an inch or two for fit. This part is up to you and really depends on your desired fit.
Bust: Measure around the fullest part of your bust. If you plan to wear a bra with the item, measure yourself with your bra on.
Waist: Measure around the smallest part of your waist, directly above the belly button and below the ribcage.
Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips, standing with your feet close together.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED TAILORING?If you fall in love with a piece that is too big for you, consider having it tailored to fit. It’s easier than you may think to have a piece altered. If you have questions about seam allowances or need advice, we’re happy to help.
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