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Date: 10/2/12 3:25 PM

Hi.

I am considering ordering some Style Arc patterns and was wondering if the sizing charts on their website are the finished garment measurements? I don't want to order a pattern to discover it is the incorrect size. Also, are these patterns close-fitting or do they have plenty of ease? Any feedback/suggestions are welcomed -- thank-you

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Date: 10/2/12 3:35 PM

email them. In my experience with this, they are more than willing to advise you personally about what's the best size for you for tops and/or bottoms. And they'll answer fast!

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Date: 10/2/12 4:24 PM

I would second the recommendation to email them. Chloe is very responsive and always happy to help.

As they state on their website, the patterns are designed with a RTW fit, so not tons of ease like you find in Big 4 patterns.
The size charts are based on body measurements, and although there aren't actual pattern photos, the drawings are fairly accurate in how a garment will fit if you order to your measurements.

HTH
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Date: 10/2/12 6:26 PM

As everyone else has said, email them. They have fantastic customer service.

Generally speaking though the patterns are true to size, unlike the Big 4. The measurement chart on their website is body measurements and if you choose by your measurements the pattern will fit.

The amount of ease various depending on the style but overall these patterns are a close fit, again not like the Big 4. No unnecessary excess ease.

There are lots of reviews too here on PR which I suggest you read. HTH

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Date: 10/2/12 7:06 PM

I would recommend looking at the measurements chart of a pattern brand that you usually work with. Find the measurements for the size you usually make, and choose the Style Arc size that corresponds.

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Date: 10/3/12 6:44 AM

Like Belinda I have found the patterns to be very true to size. I took my measurements carefully and chose the size that matched best and it worked well.

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Date: 10/4/12 4:11 AM

Quote: unfinishedprojects
I would recommend looking at the measurements chart of a pattern brand that you usually work with. Find the measurements for the size you usually make, and choose the Style Arc size that corresponds.


But note that Style Arc has, as others have said, a LOT less ease than the Big 4. This IMO is among the reasons that make the patterns so easy to work with. I am size 18 to 22 in Style Arc (ie plus size) and have found sizing to be very accurate to the measurements given. Measure yourself, check the chart and order that size. As the others have said, if in any doubt email Chloe, she gives EXcellent customer service.
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Date: 10/4/12 4:11 AM

Sorry duplicate post
-- Edited on 10/4/12 4:12 AM --

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Date: 10/4/12 5:23 AM

When I looked at their sizing, I was confused. Not hard to do. It looked like there was only one size in a package; is that correct? So if you needed a larger bust and smaller waist/hip, you couldn't combine sizes on one garment, or go up or down a size or two, depending on body "changes" or fabric used, etc. Is that correct, because if that is the case, then this pattern company is not for me, as I need more leeway than just one size to choose from. Anyone know the answer here? Thanks in advance.

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Date: 10/4/12 5:53 AM

I am new to StyleArc patterns . a month ago for my first order I chose Creative Cate in size 10. I have narrow shoulders and my hips are really size 12.
I traced the pattern and measured my hips, decided I probably needed the 12 for there. I emailed Chloe to ask her advice, ( having read several members suggest to contact her). She replied promptly, sent me a diagram showing where and how to add to the seam allowance , I actually used the side seam allowances as my stitching line, it worked well. I kept the shoulder seam as in size 10.
I am pleased with the result. Next time I sew it I may tweak it but it is good enough to wear out. HTH.

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