SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Beginner's Forum > Between pattern sizing ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Between pattern sizing
dahliagroves
dahliagroves
Member since 12/16/12
Posts: 2
Send Message

      



Date: 12/16/12 6:19 AM

I'm using a Simplicity pattern (2741) to make boxers. I'm having trouble figuring out the correct size to use since i'm between sizes. I have 38" hips and the pattern lists 35-37" as a S and 39-41" as a M. The actual garmet measurements listed are 42" for a S and 46" for a M. Is there enough ease for me to make the Small size? Or should I go with the larger? These are boxers so I want them slim but comfortably roomy, not poofy. Any help in choosing a size would be greatly appreciated!
-- Edited on 12/16/12 6:23 AM --

westmoon
star
westmoon  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
United Kingdom
Member since 9/7/11
Posts: 649
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 12/16/12 7:42 AM

Do you have a RTW pair of boxers (or similar) that fit the way that you like? If so, try measuring them or comparing them to the pattern to see which of the two sizes is closer to what you like right now.

If you don't have a pre-existing garment you can compare, you might find it easier to either (a) cut the smaller size but with extra fabric at the side seams so that you can let it out at the side seam if it's just a bit small; or (b) cut the larger size, baste it together, and then if that seems too large, either take it in or, if the difference is very significant, cut the smaller size out of the same fabric pieces (if possible).

------
http://sewingnovice.blogspot.co.uk/
One woman. One sewing machine. One giant stack of fabric. What could possibly go wrong?

Karla Kizer
starstarstar
Karla Kizer  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 4/8/02
Posts: 7660
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 12/16/12 8:50 AM

Finished measurements are definitely what you want to pay attention to. Get out the tape measure and check front and back leg width (just below the crotch), and front and back crotch length. Do not trust the pattern company's size chart to provide the fit you want, particularly when the pattern is one of the US-drafted Simp-Butt-Vogue-Mccalls. (Patterns might be one area where I hesitate to embrace Buy American motto.)

------
“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” -Robert Heinlein and Ann's father. Thanks for the reminder, Ann.

Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



dahliagroves
dahliagroves
Member since 12/16/12
Posts: 2
Send Message

      



Date: 12/16/12 6:14 PM

Unfortunately I don't have anything to compare it to. I think I'm going to make the small size though and see how it comes out. Thank you for your help!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> Between pattern sizing

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Register

10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Register

Other Dressmaking with Liberty

photo
by: FreyaStark

Review
McCall's 5941

photo
by: VivianZ

Review
Petite Plus V202 VHS

Petite Plus V202 VHS

Buy Now
Jennifer Stern The Perfectly Fitted Shirt by the Cup-Full Pattern ( Size 16-24(Cup B-DD) )

Jennifer Stern The Perfectly Fitted Shirt by the Cup-Full Pattern ( Size 16-24(Cup B-DD) )

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.