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Measuring & Sizing Tips

Not sure if something will fit or is the right size? Vintage sizing can be tricky, and here at The Mustard Dandelion we also carry a variety of brands of clothing from Anthropologie, Modcloth and more and all of those stores and sub-brands can have different numerical sizes and sizing charts. Unfortunately a lot of the vintage clothing items do not have size tags, but in order to help avoid any confusion any sizing info available for any garment is included in the description and items are often photographed in or next to the photographer's hands to offer another reference to size and scale. 

Every listing has measurements provided in the description, and for clothing they are the FLAT measurements of the garment. For flat measurements, the garment is laid out and buttoned/zipped/closed and the information is taken while the garment is un-stretched. To compare those numbers and to make sure that something will fit, we recommend grabbing a garment in a similar style (such as an A-line skirt, fit-and-flare dress, etc) from your own closet that fits and comparing those flat measurements to the ones provided. If an item has stretch to the fabric or in any areas of the garment (such as the waist or sleeves), this will also be noted in the description.  

The provided measurements for clothing items include (where applicable):

Bust (underarm to underarm)






Length of any slits in skirts or dresses

For the miniatures and dollhouse items in the store, most are 1:12 or 1:24 scale, but please compare the measurements provided to make sure that the item will fit in the size of your dollhouse or display and that the scale matches up to what you're looking for. 


We hope this information was helpful, but please send us a message at anytime if you have any questions regarding sizing, measurements, scale, or capacity prior to purchase and we'll be happy to help.

Thank you!