SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
PatternReview Blog > Tip 618: It Helps to Know the Size Standards
Tip 618: It Helps to Know the Size StandardsBy DianeSev on 11/18/11 3:59 PM


I discovered that the "Big Four" U.S. pattern companies have collaborated to produce a brochure, Do You Really Know Your Pattern Size; it's designed to help home sewers achieve a better fit using Simplicity, Vogue, Butterick and McCall's patterns. You can view it online at their individual Web sites and may find it also at a local fabric store. It includes a lot of detailed information and I was pleased to see it tells you about "full bust vs. high bust."

Submitted by chick3y.

This tip is from 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips. We post a tip every week.

Download a full chapter..



Order 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips now! Signed by Deepika!

1 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Gail in Western WA said... (11/21/11 12:04 PM) Reply
http://www.simplicity.com/images/downloadablePDF/0159_FIT_GUIDE_English.pdf I've used this with sewing students who can't understand why a size 18 in the store isn't a size 18 pattern... It is also a handy record, as there are places to write down your actual measurements, plus the pattern size you should select for various types of garments.

Search Blog

        
Subscribe to RSS Feed
  

Previous Posts


   Feature Fridays - Entering a Contest
          1/23/15
   New Indie Designer Patterns
          1/22/15
   PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
          1/19/15
   Feature Fridays - Store Search
          1/16/15
   Sew your own Activewear
          1/15/15
   McCall's $2.99 Sale
          1/14/15
   Winners of the Sewing for Children Contest
          1/13/15
   Member in Focus: Lynnelle
          1/12/15
   Feature Fridays - Daily Digest
          1/9/15
   Famous Frocks Book Review & Giveaway
          1/8/15
  

Recent Comments


   Deepika commented on New Indie Designer Patterns
          Today at 11:06 AM
   Deepika commented on New Indie Designer Patterns
          Today at 11:05 AM
   Kathi R commented on PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
          1/26/15
   BlossomKyle commented on PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
          1/24/15
   WantToSewAgain commented on PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
          1/23/15

Archives


  January,2015 (13)
  December,2014 (16)
  November,2014 (17)
  October,2014 (19)
  September,2014 (20)
  August,2014 (19)
  July,2014 (15)
  June,2014 (17)
  May,2014 (20)
  April,2014 (21)
  March,2014 (23)
  February,2014 (20)
  January,2014 (15)