by haleymax 13 Nov 2015

I need help. My great granddaughter will be born in Feb 2016. They want me to embroider her initials on a dress for her to come home in. The dress is a knit material and where the initials will go is ribbed. It is 2 3/4 " from neck to waist and the rest is like a waffle weave. How tall should the letters be? Is there a font that you like for baby wear? I tried to upload a picture but it was too big.

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by lbrow 14 Nov 2015

You have received excellent advice. Test I think would be essential . Small letters are best for babies/Lillian

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by cfidl 13 Nov 2015

Congratulations! As I have not done much of this size I can't comment, I just wanted to say how wonderful your news is.

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by sandralane 13 Nov 2015

Babash's and graceandham, certainly are on the right track. In my opionion their sizing is good, you don't want to overwhelm the garment. Test run is a good idea to get exactly what you want. Sandra.

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by graceandham 13 Nov 2015

I like Babash's idea. In general,my opinion, I don't go over 1" for a baby 0-1 year to wear. And 1.5" for 2-3 and maybe 4 year old. You don't want to overwhelm them!

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by babash 13 Nov 2015

What I would do is do a couple of tests on fabric the size you think might be right. Cut close to the lettering and lay it on the dress to see what you think.

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by embquilt 13 Nov 2015

I embroidered on a ribbed Henley for my nephew - a size 3t and the embroidery looked good on it. I used polymesh in the hoop and wss on top and after ironed soft cloud. I wouldn't put very large lettering on it. I like the ones that have a large initial and the others super imposed on it

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