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HOW TO MEASURE YOUR CHILD FOR CLOTHING

1. Height:  Have your child stand as straight and tall as possible against a wall. Your child should wear socks but no shoes. Place a book or other stiff object on his/her head parallel to the floor and mark the spot where the book meets the wall. Measure from the floor to the mark. Chalk or a very light pencil mark will be easiest to erase when you are done.

2. Chest/Bust:  Have your child stand with his/her arms out to the sides. Measure at the fullest part of the chest/bust over underwear. Your tape measure should be snug but not tight.

3. Waist:  Have your child stand with his/her arms out to the sides. For trousers measure over underwear at the smallest part of the waist. Again, your tape measure should be snug but not tight.  Should your child be plus fit and prefer to wear their trousers under their tummies, then measure around the under tummy and buy by this waist size, rather than the fullest part of the stomache.  

4. Seat/Hips:  Have your child stand comfortably and measure over underwear at the fullest part of the seat/hips. As with the other measurements, the tape measure should be snug but not tight.

5. Inseam/Inside Leg:  Have your child stand up straight with his/her legs slightly apart. Your child should wear socks but no shoes. Measure from the crotch, along the leg to where you want the trousers or shorts to finish.  This is the inside leg measurement.  

Useful videos can be found here: 

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How to measure your child (American)

Measuring Guide


 

Shopping by age of size


        

Here at Sturdy Kids we are proud to be able to offer our trousers in a multitude of designs, colours and lengths. We employ professional seamstresses to alter your trousers to the length that you require, saving you the hassle of making your own alterations. All items that can be altered have a drop down box where you can select your required leg length. The leg lengths available are those appropriate to the design of the garment. Should you wish to have your trousers altered to a non standard leg length, then please note that your item will be non returnable so we do advise you to measure carefully.

 

Some items state the manufacturers size by age. However, we would recommend that you measure your child before ordering and buy against their measurements and not by their age. Some children need a size up or down from their own ages so it is always best to work with their actual measurements.

We are here to help, so If you can not find what you need or are confused in any way, then please call us on 01242 285999 or Email us

 

Measuring guide for Trousers/Shorts Boys & Girls

trouser measuring front back   trouser measuring frontback    trouser measuring frontback
 

 

 A to B multiplied by 2  = waist
 C to D multiplied by 2  = hips
 E to F = inside leg

 G to H = Front Rise
 I to J = Seat Depth

   

We recommend:

If your child wears their trousers under their tummies, measure here to get their waist measurement for the best fit.

If you are measuring an existing pair of trousers, button them up and lay them flat on a table or floor. Take care to pull any wrinkles or fullness from the back panels.

 

Waist Measurement A-B:

 

Measure from one side of the garment to the other, A to B. The total distance of this measurement, multiplies by 2 is the waist measurement.

 

Hip Measurement C-D:

 

To get the Hip measurement, do the same, measuring across C to D

 

Inside Leg Measurement E-F:

 

To get the inside leg measurement, measure from the inside of the crutch to the base of the hem, or where you want your child's trousers to finish, E to F.

 

Waist & Seat depth measurement:

 

For the waist depth, please measure from the top of the waist band to the crotch seam. Do this at the back of the trousers to get your seat depth measurement.

 

Zeco Sturdy Fit Trousers Ages 4-12

 
Size
Waist A-B
Inside Leg E-F
Waist Depth
Seat Depth
4-5
18/24
16
9"
10"
5-6
20/26
18
10"
11"
6-7
22/28
20
10"
11.5"
7-8
24/30
21
10.5"
12"
8-9
26/30
23
10.5"
12"
9-10
28/32
24
10.5"
13"
10-11
28/32
26
11"
13"
11-12
28/34
28
11"
13"
 
 

Innovation Red Label Trousers Age 9-13

 
Size
Waist A-B
Inside Leg E-F
Waist Depth
Seat Depth
9
26/32"
22
11"
12"
10
26/34"
24
12.5"
13"
11
28/34"
24
13.5"
14.5"
12
28/34"
26
14"
15"
13
30/38"
28
14"
15"
 
 

Zeco Sturdy Fit Belted School Trousers

 
Size
Waist A-B
Inside Leg E-F
Waist Depth
Seat Depth
S
24/26
26.5"
12"
13"
M
28/30
27.5"
12"
13"
L
32/34
28"
12"
13"
XL
34/36
29.5"
12.5"
14"
2XL
36/38
29.5"
12.5"
15"
3XL
38/40
29.5"
13"
15"
4XL
40/42
30.5"
13.5"
15"
5XL
44/46"
31"
13.5"
15"
6XL
48/50
315"
13.5"
16"
 
 

Innovation Green Label Extra Sturdy Fit School & Formal Trousers

 
Size
Waist A-B
Inside Leg E-F
Waist Depth
Seat Depth
S (age 12-13)
26/32
29"
12"
14"
M (age 13-14)
28/34
29"
32"
15"
L (age 14-15)
30/36
29"
13.5"
16"
XL (age 15-16)
32/38
29"
15"
16"
XXL (age 16+)
34/40
29"
15"
17"
XXXL (age 16++)
36/42
29"
15.5"
17.5"
 
 

Boys Plus Fit Jeans - Fixed Waist
Linx, Frosted, Badged & Hurricane Jeans Size Chart in Inches

 
Waist Size  30"   32"   34"   36"   38"   40" 
Waist Depth 11" 12" 14" 14" 14" 15"
Seat Depth 14" 15" 16" 16" 17" 17"
 
 

Girls Jeans

 
Code
Size

Waist
Depth

Seat
Depth
Inside
Leg
Outside
Leg
GJSU7H
Guide age 4-5 yrs
25-27 in/64-69cm
7 in/18cm
9.5 in/24cm
25 in/64cm
34in/86cm
GJSU8H
Guide age 5-6 yrs
27-29 in/69-74 cm
8 in/20cm
10 in/25cm
25 in/64cm
35 in/89cm
GJSU10H
Guide age
9-10 yrs
28-32 in/71-81 cm
8 in/20cm
10.5 in/27cm
25 in/64cm
35 in/89cm
GJSU12H
Guide age 
11-12 yrs
33-35 in/ 84-89 cm
9 in/23 cm
11 in/28cm
25 in/64cm
40 in/102cm
GJSU14H
Guide age
13-14 yrs
35-37 in/89-94 cm
10 in/25cm
12 in/30cm
27 in/64cm
43 in/109cm
GJSU16H
Guide age
15-16 yrs
37-39 in/94-99 cm
10 in/25cm
13 in/33 cm
30 in/76cm
43 in/109cm
GJSU18H
Guide age
16 plus
39-40 in/99-102 cm
12 in/31cm
15 in/ 38cm
31 in/79cm
44 in/ 112cm
 
 

Boys Shirts

 
Guide Age*
Collar
Chest
4
29cm
11.5"
61cm
24"
5-6
30cm
12"
66cm
26"
7-8
32cm
12.5"
71cm
28"
9-10
33cm
13"
76cm
30"
11-12
34cm
13.5"
81cm
32"
13
35.5cm
14"
86cm
34"
14 & a half
36.5cm
14.5"
91cm
36"
15
38cm
15"
96.5cm
38"
15 & a half
39.5cm
15.5"
101.5cm
40"
16
40.5cm
16"
106.5cm
42"
163 & a half
42cm
16.5"
111.5cm
44"
17
43cm
17"
117cm
46"

* Though we state a guide age, please buy using your childs actual collar and chest measurements as this will ensure the best fit.
 
 

Girls Blouses

 
Guide Age*
Collar
Chest
3
28cm
11"
56cm
22"
4
29cm
11.5"
61cm
24"
5-6
30cm
12"
66cm
26"
7-8
32cm
12.5"
71cm
28"
9-10
33cm
13"
76cm
30"
11-12
34cm
13.5"
81cm
32"
13
35.5cm
14"
86cm
34"
14.5
36.5cm
14.5"
91cm
36"
15
38cm
15"
96.5cm
38"
15.5
39.5cm
15.5"
101.50cm
40"
16
40.5cm
16"
106.50cm
42"
16.5
42cm
16.5"
111.50cm
44"
17
43cm
17"
117cm
46"


* Though we state a guide age, please buy using your childs actual collar and chest measurements as this will ensure the best fit.

 

Measuring guide for Skirts

 

Skirts are measured from the top of the waist band to the bottom of the skirt. To measure the waist that you require, please follow the guide as per measuring for a trouser waist.

Girls Zip Front Pinafore Dresses

  • Available in 7 Colours.
  • Generous Cut with box pleat skirt
  • Easy Care
  • Love Heart Zip Detailing
  • 65% Polyester and 35% Viscose

Age 13-14 Chest 36in, waist 38in max. Overall length 37in/94cm

Sizing:

Guide Age*
Overall Length
Max. Chest
Max. Waist
4-5
59cm
23"
66cm
26"
69cm
27"
5-6
65cm
25"
66cm
26"
69cm
27"
6-7
69cm
27"
71cm
28"
74cm
29"
7-8
71cm
28"
71cm
28"
76cm
30"
8-9
74cm
29"
76cm
30"
79cm
31"
9-10
79cm
30"
79cm
31"
81cm
32"
11-12
81cm
32"
84cm
33"
86cm
34"
13-14
94cm
37"
91cm
36"
97cm
38"
36
94cm
37"
91cm
36"
102cm
40"
38
97cm
38"
97cm
38"
107cm
42"
40
102cm
40"
102cm
40"
112cm
44"


* Though we state a guide age, please buy using your childs actual collar and chest measurements as this will ensure the best fit.

 

More For KidsClothing by More For Kids

 
CM
Age 4-5

Age 6-7

Age 8-9
Age 10-11
Age 12-13
Age 14-15
Height
109-115cm
118-124cm
130-136cm
142-151cm
157 – 163
166 – 176
Chest
64-69cm
71-77cm
81-87cm
92-97cm
108-107cm
102-117cm
Waist
56-61cm
66-71cm
76-81cm
82-87cm
92-97cm
107-112cm
Hip
61-66cm
71-76cm
81-86cm
92-97cm
102-107cm
112-117cm
Inside Leg
45cm
55cm
62cm
69cm
78cm
81cm
Outside Leg
67cm
75cm
88cm
98cm
107cm
Neck circ.
27-29cm
30-31cm
32-34cm
36-37cm
38-39cm
41-42cm
 

Imperial to Metric

  • 20"=51cm
  • 21"=53cm
  • 22"=56cm
  • 24"=60cm
  • 26"=66cm
  • 28"=72cm
  • 30"=76cm
  • 32"=81cm
  • 34"=86cm
  • 36"=92cm
  • 38"=96cm
  • 40"=102cm
  • 42"=107cm
  • 44"=112cm
  • 46"=117cm
  • 48"=122cm
  • 50"=127cm
 

Blazers Size Guide Info:

Blazer 36in Chest – Length 28.5in/72cm Stomach area 36in/91cm, Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff 24.5in/62cm, under arm 17.5in/44.5cm

Blazer 38in Chest – Length 29.75in/75.5cm Stomach area 38in/97cm, Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff 25.75in/65cm

Blazer 39in Chest – Length 29.75in/75.5cm Stomach area 39in/99cm, Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff 26in/66cm

Blazer 40in Chest – Length 30in/76cm Stomach area 40in/102cm, Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff 26in/66cm

 Blazer 44in Chest - Length 32in/81cm, stomache area 44in, under arm 19.5in/50cm