If you haven't realized it yet, there is less than six weeks to go until Christmas, and I know that for many of us this means there is a lot of activity happening on our cutting mats and sewing desks (or living room floors and kitchen tables as the case may be). This year, I have plans for new Simcoe Pajamas for all three of my kids that they can wear on Christmas Eve! One of the challenges of sewing for children is keeping up with how quickly they grow. My daughter just had a birthday and she informed me in no uncertain terms this this means she is "much taller now". And I've certainly noticed my boys have been eating more these last couple months, as if they were preparing to hibernate (hmm... if only kids did slow down in winter instead of the inevitable cabin fever...). To help me keep track of what size they will be in this winter, I've created some FREE printable recording sheets for their body measurements. And of course I'm sharing them with you!
Included in this PDF is three copies body measurement and size chart recording cards. These can of course be used for other designers patterns also, and if you need to add additional measurements there is space to write more specifics. It also includes some tips for where to measure the chest, waist, hips, outer leg, and arm length. At the top, you will record the date (because it won't do you any good if you forget to recycle an old copy of their measurements and use it by mistake) and the child's name and age.
I hope that you will find these Body Measurements and Size Record Cards helpful as you plan your upcoming sewing projects for the holiday season and all year 'round!
Body Measurements & Size Chart Cards
As for me, it looks like it's time to get out the measuring tape and get some updated measurements for my kiddos. I've got the fabric all picked out for our Christmas jammies and the clock is ticking!