Also, I don't want to measure from head to floor, because doll heads are so much larger in proportion to a child's and that would throw everything off.
This, of course, can be done with math. But even with a calculator is just isn't as fast as picking up the proportional scale, at the desired setting, and just looking.
But ... oops! I just looked at the photos of the finished costumes and I forgot that as I was working I decided to make the girl's sleeves like the doll's with elastic. I thought that would be easier to fit and more comfortable for the little girl to wear.
I will be writing several other blogs on these costumes about the edging on the fairy skirts and the wings and the head pieces, etc. Stay tuned!