Monday, April 12, 2010

There's no such thing as normal..

Ok, so how do we define "normal"? I don't even want to try. Though right now I am a little perplexed at Jessica's measurements. I had traced her a little pinafore from an Ottobre Design magazine even though I had no real idea of her measurements, or what the books measurements equate to in ready to wear sizing. Today I stole her for 5mins and did some measurements, and let me tell you, she was NOT impressed!

But what I find now is she is a typical size 6 (using a few sources here, Simplicity envelopes, online searching, Ottobre) all except her hip which comes up as a size THREE!!! Yes, size 3 hips.. On the Ottobre patterns she actually fits into the "toddler" category and she's 7yrs old!

She measures;
118cm tall
62cm bust
58cm waist (allowing for the little pot belly she poked out, I may have to redo this one)
60cm hips
26cm back waist
39cm outside arm
9cm shoulder width
76cm outside leg  and
53cm inside leg

I don't really know what this means for us. I don't really know how to buy pants that stay up but are long enough, we have this issue a lot. Oh dear.. I need some help! I want to keep sewing, but I don't want to sew things which don't fit. eek!


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Anonymous said...

Hi Shell
Remember me? I swapped with you in the great bookmark exchange a couple of years ago. Check out my blog to see what I have been up to lately. Your little Jess has certainly grown---bet she doesn't play with her cradlepurse doll anymore. Take care

Anonymous said...

Hi again Shell
My blog is Treasures in Thread. LOL.

Heather said...

Morning Shell
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I have so busy over the past couple of years that I didn't manage to keep in touch. As you can see I finally figured out how to post pictures :) Getting older so not quite so quick on the uptake!LOL. Glad you got to use the tooth pillow pocket---they really are both cute and useful. Good hearing from you. Take care.