All measurements are in inches and all weights are in pounds. Given we’re a US-based magazine, we use Imperial measurements. If you want to convert them to metric:
Sleeve length is a body measurement. Finished pattern measurement for sleeve length will be impacted by sleeve cap height. It is likely that your finished sleeve length will be shorter than the body measurement below. Please keep that in mind as you grade your finished pattern.
Please note that babies grow at varying rates and this is just a guide. We’re sure you can find babies much bigger or much smaller than what’s stated below.
Infant Measurements Sizes Preemie to 18 months
This is a good reference if you’re grading a pattern for a variety of sizes.
|Pr||0-3 mos||3-6 mos||6-9 mos||9-12 mos||12-18 mos||18 mos|
|Weight||up to 7||8-12||17-21||12-21||20-23||22-26||26-30|
|Shoulder to Shoulder||5.25||6.75||7.25||7.75||8||8.25||8.5|
The above is a good guide – but it doesn’t replace the measurements of a single infant. If you have access to those measurements, please use those instead. They’ll surely differ from the above table.
Design Ideas and What Parents Want From Baby Clothing
Here are a few articles that are good to read to get information on what parents are looking for in their child’s garments. This is also a great way to generate some ideas for both designing and promoting your pattern!
Note that we frequently update this list!