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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Smallest Girl's Size?
Though Plowshares' offers 2T as our smallest jumper size...we do have infant sizes (3m, 6m, 9m, 12m, 18m & 24m) in many of our playwear and dresses.

Where Can I find the Coupon Codes?
Our current Coupon Codes are posted on our homepage, sometimes we offer two different Coupon Codes (one for Free Shipping with minimum order and another with no minimum order required). Just copy and paste the code during Check-out - the box displays after you select the shipping method and payment type.

How Can I Find the Size I Want?
It can be frustrating to see an outfit you like only to find the size you want is no longer available. We've recently made changes to our site so you can SEARCH the size you want, though you would need to Search one size at a time and compare what styles resulted from each Search. For girl's sizes use SEARCH terms: 3M, 6M, 9M, 12M, 18M, 24M, 2T, 3T, 4T, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16 and for Adult sizes use SEARCH terms: XS, SML, MED, LRG, XL. You can also SEARCH Boy, or Doll (include 15", 18" or 23"). When searching sizes that are just a number (like: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, etc...) type a comma "," after the number to narrow your search.

Where are the Prices?
Since our prices are based on style complexity and size, all our prices are located in the attributes of a listing, just click on the photo or item link to see size/style choices with prices displayed.

Plowshares or Match Me?
Plowshares is the parent company and began with classic cotton jumpers. As more contemporary styles were developed, it was decided that a new brand name was needed. Match Me is the brand name for these trendy styles.

Why the Name Plowshares?
The name Plowshares was selected by Debi McGrath to symbolize her heritage as a farmer's daughter. She learned to sew with her first 4-H project at 8 years old. Many years later, Debi began making matching jumpers for her nieces who enjoy dressing alike. Plowshares was born out of this labor of love.

How Do I Know What Size I Need?
Plowshares sizes run pretty true to what other retailers offer; for example, if a girl wears a size 6, then our 6 is the best fit. The girls' jumpers are intentionally a generous fit--longer and looser; which allows plenty of "grow room".

Our women's jumpers are not fitted garments, especially in our Medium, Large and X-Large sizes which are only offered in an empire waist style. Our ladies jumpers in size X-Small and Small are a little more fitted with a natural waistline and tie-backs or elastic clips to cinch in the waist. If you'd like to know if your Small or X-Small ladies jumper has tie-backs, please inquire.

The critical sizing measurement for this style of jumper is the bust/chest. To ensure that you receive the size you need, the following chart is provided.

Infant & Toddler:

Size: 6-9 mo. 9-12 mo. 18 mo. 24 mo./2T 3T
Weight: 12.5-19 lbs. 19.5-21.5 lbs. 22-24 lbs. 24.5-28 lbs. 28.5-32 lbs.
Chest: 17.5-18" 18.5-19" 19.5" 20" 21"
Waist: 18.5-19" 19-19.5" 19.5" 20" 20.5"
Hips: 18-18.5" 18.5-19" 20" 21" 22"

Girls Sizes:

Size: 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 14
Chest: 22" 23" 24" 25" 27" 28.5" 30" 31.5"
Waist: 21" 21.5" 22" 22" 23" 24" 25" 26"
Hips: 23" 24" 25" 26" 28" 30" 32" 34"
Height: 39-41.5" 42-44.5" 45-47.5" 51" 53" 55" 57.5" 60"

Misses Sizes - Size Range#1:

Size: XS (4/6) S (8/10) M(12/14) L (16/18) XL (20/22)
Bust: 30.5-32.5" 32.5-36" 36-40" 40-44" 44-48"
Waist: 23-25" 25-28" 28-32" 32-37" 37-42"
Hips: 32.5-34.5" 34.5-38" 38-42" 42-46" 46-50"

Misses Sizes - Size Range #2:

Size: XS (2/4) S (6/8) M(10/12) L (14/16) XL (18/20)
Bust: 32-33" 34-35" 36-37.5" 39-40.5" 42.5-44.5"
Waist: 24-25" 26-27" 28-29" 31-32.5" 34.5-36.5"
Hips: 34.5-35.5" 36.5-37.5" 38.5-40" 41.5-43" 45-47"

How Long Will it Take to Receive My Order?
Most of the items listed on our site are in-stock and will ship within 1-3 business days--with the shipping method you select. Many of our customers receive their orders in 2-4 days, depending on where we are shipping to from our Chicago location. Plowshares strives to maintain the majority of our offerings in-stock and ready to ship. If you're considering an order and need to know in-stock status, please contact us via e-mail or telephone with color and size preference. If your selections include a custom-size outfit please allow extra time.

What if I Order Something that's No Longer Available in the Size I Want?
If an item is displayed on our website, it should be available. However, it is possible that an item you selected was purchased prior to your order completion. If that happens, you will be promptly notified that the style and size you selected is not available and asked for (a) a second style choice; or (b) cancellation of your order.

What about Sold Out Sizes - Can You Make Another?
It is possible that an item thatís Sold Out can be made at your request. However, the price on these made-to-order items slightly higher than the close-out prices. Several of our dress colors offer this option for sold-out sizes. Use the SEARCH function to view these colors: FCC, PRP, AMR, LAVP, PAN-AO and ARFL. If you select this option in one of these colors, just email us the size you need in the size range selected. You may also email us with questions about an item that does not display your size or a custom option. Please allow 2-4 weeks for receipt of an order that includes a made-to-order item.

What About Returns?
Quality Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with your Plowshares/Match Me garment(s), simply return the item(s) within 30 days for a refund or exchange. Note: Only unworn clothing should be returned and this guarantee excludes custom orders. Please know that you may incur all or a portion of shipping fees on returns/exchanges. Refunds are credited to the original method of payment. If your original order qualified for free shipping, your return credit may be reduced by the amount of your original order's shipping costs (or a minimum of $5). Returns should be authorized in writing - just send us an email for instructions. Returns in excess of $200 will be assessed a 15% restocking fee.

Do You have a Wholesale Pricelist?
All our products are available for wholesale purchase and are featured on this website. Please contact us with your selections by size and style (minimum order $300) and we will respond with a wholesale order confirmation.

What About Custom Orders?

We no longer accept custom orders. However, we are currently accepting made-to-order requests, see "What about Sold Out Sizes - Can You Make Another?" above.

Do You Sell Dolls?

We no longer sell dolls, just doll clothes. Our 18" doll clothes are our own manufacture and are made to fit American Girl, Battat, Magic Attic, and Our Generation type dolls. American Girl is a registered trademark of the Mattel Corporation. Plowshares, Ltd. is not associated with American Girl, the Pleasant Company or Mattel.

Our 15" doll clothes are made to fit all medium sized 15" baby dolls including Bitty Baby. These outfits are our own design and manufacture. Bitty Baby is a registered trademark of the Mattel Corporation. Plowshares, Ltd. is not associated with Bitty Baby, the Pleasant Company or Mattel.

Our 23" doll clothes are our own design and manufacture and are made to fit My Twinn Dolls. My Twinn is a registered trademark of the My Twinn Company. Plowshares, Ltd. is not associated with the My Twinn company.

Where Can I see your Products?
This website is the exclusive showcase for our products. If you prefer to see our products in person, you may place an order and return the items that do not meet your requirements.

What About Canadian & International Shipments?
We now have USPS Global Priority installed as a shipping option, so the shopping cart will calculate international shipments. Our Free Shiping offer is for USA domestic addresses and does not include International Shipments, though the coupon code will remove any shipping fees calculated - please know that 1/2 the cost of international shipping will be applied to your total if you used the free shipping coupon and your delivery address is not in the USA.

Is There a Less Expensive Shipping Option?
We now have several levels of USPS (First Class to Priority) depending on the weigh of your order, USPS may offer a much lower cost then UPS.

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