Mozart's Sister Sizing FAQs
From Designer Erica Elizabeth
Every piece is sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable of sewers—often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.
Waistbands are elastic for versatility in sizes & ease of wear.
All patchwork pieces are selected for perfect balance of color & style.
Mozart's Sister is handmade to order in my highly personalized private studio in Los Angeles, California.
I studied jewelry fabrication & fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design. I have been making custom garments & millinery for over 45 years for both weddings & special occasions.
Choosing Your Size
Mozart’s Sister uses the standard US Women’s size chart. Please refer to this chart to choose your size.
Our fashions are designed to have a relaxed fit, apart from the elastic waistbands.
All waistbands are elastic & should have a bit of a snug fit, not a loose fit that falls below your waistline.
Please refer to the sketch below on how to measure your body to find your correct size.
Yes, we do allow for minor custom measurements. Contact us from the information below.
Measuring Your Body
When taking your measurements, always use a cloth measuring tape. For the most accurate results, have someone else measure you. Also, make sure the tape measure is held snugly and firmly (not tightly) against your body and is always parallel to the floor for circumference measurements.
Remember to wear proper undergarments. If you wear a special support bra, your measurements should be taken with that bra on.
Refer to the sketch for placement of the tape.
Measure across the back from the corner of one shoulder to the corner of the other shoulder. For this measurement, I recommend measuring a jacket you already have that fits properly. Laying the jacket flat, measure from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.
Measure around the fullest part of the bust. This measurement is taken above the band of your bra and may not be the same as your bra size.
Measure the smallest part of the waist. The natural waist is below the rib cage and usually above the belly button. Do not take this measurement around the waistband of your clothing.
The hip measurement is taken at the widest part of the hips (around your bottom!). Do not take this measurement around the waistband of your clothing, or where your hands fall when you "put your hands on your hips."
With one arm down at a slight angle, start from the corner of the shoulder and measure down to where you'd like your sleeve to end. You can also use a shirt that already fits you well. Just lay it flat and measure from the corner shoulder seam to the end of the cuff.
Center Front Length:
This measurement is taken from the base of the neck down to where you would like the jacket hem to end.