Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I'm having a heck of a time finding some sort of standard guide for sizing longies and shorties. My kids are all veritable giants (in height if nothing else), so I know that I can't use their clothes for any range of "normal" (my 11 month old wears 4T shirts, as does my 2.5 year old).

I've googled and found.. either conflicting information or completely useless information. Anyone have some advice?

Based on measurements for diaper covers (mass produced wrap-style) and some "standards" I found for handmade clothing on a forum somewhere, this is what I've come up with:

Newborn: 11 inch waist, 12 inch rise, 6-7 inch crotch-to-ankle
3-9 months: 16 inch waist, 14 inch rise, 8 inch crotch-to-ankle
9-18 months: 19 inch waist, 16 inch rise, 9 inch crotch-to-ankle
18-24 months: 22 inch waist, 18 inch rise, 10 inch crotch-to-ankle

Do those sound right? I always just measure the boys and knit from there.

1 comment:

  1. Dude! I mean, Lady! I've been thinking about this same thing, when trying to retrofit a longie pattern that calls for a different gauge yarn. I haven't found any resources online that help, but it's hard to sift through the cruft.