We just added a new outfit to our boy’s line–the Alexander! I love the simplicity of this classic design! It is made from a lightweight cotton broadcloth material, so this romper is super soft and comfy. The vest is a separate piece that has a waffle-weave texture to the fabric, giving the outfit an over-all masculine look. The Alexander also comes with a matching cotton hat and cute satin bowtie. Long sleeves and legs make this a great choice for springtime-since it’s still a little chilly.
One of the most common questions we get is, “What size should I order for my baby?” It’s normal to feel uncertain when trying to gauge exactly what size to select when you don’t have the actual gown or outfit in your hands. Fortunately, we’ve been doing this a long time, and we have a lot of experience in helping you make your decision.
Our christening gowns and outfits are sized in a traditional infant size range: Newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 18 month, and 24 month. These size names can be misleading: it makes sense to think, “If my baby is 6 months old, he’s going to wear a size 6 month outfit.” However, every baby is unique. You may have a thin, petite 9 month-old who perfectly fits a size 6 month gown, or a chubby little cherub who’s rocking size 12 month at the ripe old age of 6 months.
For this reason we always encourage our clients to measure their babies and refer to the size charts listed on the ordering page for each of our christening styles.
Here’s what you’ll need to gather to measure your baby:
-the baby (you want to be sure he/she is unclothed or close to it…measuring over a snug-fitting undershirt is fine; over a heavy top is not)
-a blanket or other comfortable surface on which to work (be sure baby won’t roll off an elevated surface)
-a soft measuring tape (if you don’t have a flexible tape, you can use a piece of string, and compare it to a ruler or construction measuring tape)
For both christening gowns and outfits, you’ll need a chest measurement. Wrap the tape just below baby’s underarms, and pull it snug (not too tight). Make sure the measurement is as accurate as possible.
For christening rompers, you’ll need both the chest measurement and the torso measurement demonstrated below. The torso measurement is the most important metric to guarantee a correct fit. Place the end of the tape at the point where his neck meets his shoulder, and measure down to the bottom of his diaper.
It’s a simple process, but can get complicated pretty quick with a squirmy child…it’s okay if you need to take the measurement a couple times to verify accuracy.
Once you’ve got your numbers, check them against the size chart for the particular style(s) you’re interested in. All size charts are found on a tab in the lower left-hand corner of the product ordering page. Many of our size charts list a weight range as well as the measurements–this is for reference only, if in doubt, go with the measurements.
Once you’ve tackled this job, you’re well on your way to acquiring the perfect outfit for Baby’s special day!
Brand new: classic “Jon-Jon” styled shantung suit is comfortable, cool, and ALL BOY! The soft cotton shirt is cut in a bodysuit style, so no bulky undershirt flaps and bunches beneath the overalls, and a jaunty visor beret hat finishes off the look with plenty of personality! This returnable made-to-order item is available in seven sizes from Newborn to 24 months and ships within one week of your order.
Choosing an outfit for baby’s christening or blessing is different for everyone. Sometimes, you know the perfect gown or outfit when you see it and there are no questions. Then again, there are times you have so many options you just don’t know which way to turn!
We understand that it can be difficult to make such a big decision based on two-dimensional pictures…it’s important to be able to see and touch and compare in person. With that in mind, we gladly offer the option to purchase up to three styles (or sizes…if that baby is in-between) to review at your convenience.
Here’s how it works:
If you are unsure which christening gown/baptism outfit style or size you need, order up to 3 of your favorites. (You will pay for all items shipped at the time of your order, but no worries–our return process is easy!)
After you receive your order, make your choice in the comfort of your home.
When you’ve made your decision, simply return the unwanted items within 15 days of their arrival in your home. No need to expedite return shipping, just have them in the shipper’s hands within the 15 days. We recommend you use a trackable shipping service, so delivery can be verified.
Your card will be refunded when we recieve your return (please note: return transactions can take 7-10 days to appear on your bankcard statement).
Hot off the sewing line: this cute little number for your no-frills baby boy. The Owen shantung christening outfit features our dressy poly-dupioni shantung in pure white, short sleeves and legs for cool comfort in warm weather, and simple button trim. Order yours today!