Here you will find sizing information in relation to my range of PDF patterns which are available here.
This sizing chart shows the body measurements for each size. Note that every pattern includes sizes 6-16. Use this chart to determine the size that will fit you the best. All of my patterns are designed to include ease for comfort and fit so select the size that is closest to your actual body measurements. As sizes are different depending on which country you are in, focus on the measurements rather than the size number. I have also included the measurements in the imperial system as well as metric (which is what we use in Australia) to make it easier for everyone.
If you’re not used to taking your own measurements, here are some hints to help you out:
- Measure your figure over the top of your underwear.
- Wear the style of bra you intend to wear under the garment you are making. This is really important for fitted tops/dresses and evening wear. The style of bra you wear can completely change the way a garment fits.
- Measure your bust around your back and the fullest part of your bust. The tape should fit snugly, but not too tightly. The tape should be parallel to the floor (i.e. doesn’t dip or rise up across your back)
- Measure your waist around the narrowest part of your torso, usually just a little higher than your belly button. The tape should be parallel to the floor and it should be snug, but still allow enough room to comfortably fit a finger or two between the tape and your body. If you can’t, the tape is too tight.
- Measure your hips around the fullest part of your hips/bottom. Again, the tape should be parallel to the floor and you should be able to comfortably slip two fingers between the tape and your body.
- If you are right in the middle of two sizes, select the larger size as it’s much easier to take in a garment than let it out.
- Sometimes not every measurement will be relevant to the pattern you are making. For example if you’re making a skirt, you obviously don’t need to worry about your bust measurement.
All of this sizing information (and more) is included in every Angela Osborn pattern. The information provided in each pattern will help you determine which size will fit you best.
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