Sizing guide

BODY MEASUREMENTS

XS S M L XL
BUST 84cm
33"
89cm
35"
94cm
37"
99cm
39"
104cm
41"
WAIST 66cm
26"
71cm
28"
76cm
30"
81cm
32"
86cm
34"
HIGH HIPS 78cm
30 ¾"
83cm
32 ¾"
88cm
34 ¾"
93cm
36 ¾"
98cm
38 ¾"
HIPS 90cm
35 ½"
95cm
37 ½"
100cm
39 ½"
105cm
41 ½"
110cm
43 ½"
The measurements listed in the chart above correspond to the body measurements only and don't include ease. As ease will vary from one style to another, please refer to the garment measurements chart of each pattern for the final measurements.

 

HOW TO TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS

The bust is measured at the widest part of the chest while taking a deep breath.
The waist is measured at its narrowest part, slightly above the belly button.
The high hips are measured half-way between the widest part of the buttocks and the waist.
The hips are measured at the widest part of the buttocks, next to the wrists.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE

Choose your size by comparing your body measurements with the BODY MEASUREMENTS table above or the one provided with the instructions, not according to the size you buy in stores.

To choose a size, pick one with the closest measurements to yours. As a rule of thumb, top, dress or coat size is chosen according to your bust, and skirt or pant size according to your hips.

If your measurements are in between two sizes, pick the larger one.

 

HOW TO ADD SIZES

If your measurements are not included in the chart above, add more sizes to the pattern by extending the grading nest. Download our tutorial on how to add sizes to a multi-size pattern here.

 

HEIGHT

Our patterns are drafted according to a height of 1m63 (5ft4). If needed, cut through the adjustment lines on the pattern to lengthen or shorten the garment. Download our tutorial on how to adjust a pattern for petite or tall here.

 

BUST CUP

For best results, we recommend a full bust adjustment for cups C and plus.