The Best Measurement To Sweep You Off Your Feet

Perhaps the best measurement of all is the sweep. The sweep is the circumference of the bottom hem of a nightgown, slip, etc. The bigger the sweep, the larger the swirl ’round your legs when you twirl! The sweep is calculated by laying the garment flat and measuring from side seam to side seam — then that measurement is doubled.

Image Credits: Olga nightgown from Virginia Rose Vintage.

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