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Date: 9/16/13 4:39 PM

Just wondering, as I've seen some I would actually try for Tops patterns, like tunic, peasant styles, or the shirt placket style for over winter leggings. They seem to put out more of them for winter.

I know for kids the legs turn out wider than for their pants sizing.
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Date: 9/16/13 6:47 PM

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Do PJ patterns usually run larger than regular patterns?

Oh my yes! Big 4 ones usually do, anyway.

Check the finished measurements to be sure.

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Date: 9/16/13 7:05 PM

Significantly more ease in pjs than in other types of garments.

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Date: 9/16/13 8:19 PM

Usually the sizing is Sm, Med, Lrg, X-Lrg. Whenever I see sizing like this I always go down one size as the amount of ease is enormous . The last nightgown I made I went down a size then had to take off 8" in circumference.

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Date: 9/17/13 0:30 AM

PJ's and most loungewear patterns are huge!

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In reply to gramma b

Date: 9/17/13 9:50 AM

gramma b - I did the other way around and made my MIL a tunic top to wear as pj's so she wouldn't have to do buttons. And yes, pj's run big. My DH is over 6' and close to (probably over) 200 lbs and can wear a size Medium pj pant from the Big 4.

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