Breeze Shirt Size Chart + Materials List

Intended Fit + Style

This shirt is designed as a lightweight shirt for hot summer days.  It features a dropped shoulder and a relaxed fit.   The smallest sizes have a slightly longer front opening to accommodate the proportionately larger head of younger children The shirt includes approximately 6” of ease around the body. 

Size + Measurements Chart 

1)  Measure the chest and height.
2)  Choose the size by the height, and then blend sizes for the chest measurements if necessary. 

 

Size

12-18m

18-24m

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

Child’s Chest

19”
48cm

20”
52cm

21”
54cm

22”
57cm

23 ½”
60cm

25”
63cm

26”
66cm

27”
69cm

29 ½”
75cm

Child’s Waist

19.5”
49.5cm

20”
50.8cm

20.5”
52.1cm

21”
53.3cm

21.5”
54.6cm

22”
55.9cm

22.5”
57.1cm

23”
58.4cm

24”
61cm

Child’s Hip

20”
50.8cm

21”
53.3cm

22”
56.1cm

23”
58.4

24”
61cm

25”
63.5cm

27.5”
69.8cm

28.5”
72.4cm

30”
76.2cm

Child’s Height

31-32.5”
79-83cm

35”
90cm

38”
97cm

41”
105cm

44”
113cm

46”
118cm

51”
129cm

53”
134.6cm

57 ½”
146cm

 

Suggested Fabrics

Lightweight linen, cotton lawn, voile, muslin, gauze, double gauze.
This shirt needs a soft, breezy drapey fabric.  Using quilting cotton or something similar will produce a stiff shirt, losing the casual feel of the design.

There is a detailed blog post on fabric options here:
https://www.twigandtale.com/blogs/twig-and-tale-blog/the-breeze-shirt-fabric-recommendations


Other Supplies & Notions

  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • Small piece of lightweight interfacing to stabilise the facing and collar - knitted or woven are better but non-woven would be ok
  • 1-3 small button(s)  if adding the optional button loop(s)
  • 2 small buttons or snaps if adding the optional sleeve tabs
*Although closing with ties is NOT part of the Breeze Shirt pattern, if you decided to use this closure method then 6mm eyelets are a good size, or you could sew buttonholes instead of using eyelets.  Please note that your shirt will not be safety compliant in many countries if closing with ties.  Ensure the loose tie length is no longer than 14 cm.
 

Fabric Requirement Chart

You will need the following amounts.  You may need more if matching plaids/checks or if you have a directional fabric. 

Long Sleeve Version

Fabric Width

 

12-18m

18-24m

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

110cm / 43”

cm

70

90

90

100

100

110

110

130

130

 

inches

27.6

35.4

35.4

39.4

39.4

43.3

43.3

51.2

51.2

130cm / 51”

cm

70

85

85

95

95

105

105

125

125

 

inches

27.6

33.5

33.5

37.4

37.4

41.3

41.3

49.2

49.2

 

Short Sleeve Version

Fabric Width

 

12-18m

18-24m

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

110cm / 43”

cm

70

75

75

85

85

95

95

105

105

 

inches

27.6

29.5

29.5

33.5

33.5

37.4

37.4

41.3

41.3

130cm / 51”

cm

65

70

70

80

80

90

90

100

100

 

inches

25.6

27.6

27.6

31.5

31.5

35.4

35.4

39.4

39.4