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Date: 12/2/11 4:10 PM

Well, I did it. I broke down and bought the Colette Sewing Handbook. I am excited about using it. Anyway, I was wondering how the sizing is on these patterns. I know that she recommends making a muslin, but I want to have an idea at least of which size to start.

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Date: 12/2/11 4:27 PM

Page 173 of the book has a size chart

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Date: 12/2/11 6:17 PM

Sorry, but I guess that I didn't word my question correctly. I meant are the sizes correct or accurate? For instance, how sometimes the pattern companies' sizes might run bigger or smaller than they say on the pattern envelope?

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Date: 12/2/11 7:26 PM

I've noticed that with my sewing, a 2 in Colette is similar to an 8 in big 4. Less ease and fitted though.

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Date: 12/2/11 8:33 PM

I have always picked my size based on my measurements, and I have been happy with the fit.

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Date: 12/2/11 8:48 PM

Also, Colette patterns are drafted for a C cup, so some need a SBA.

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Date: 12/3/11 12:56 PM

The patterns run true to her size chart and as noted, are drafted for a C cup. Also, great directions! and attractive packaging that makes it easier than normal to fold up pattern pieces and store once project is completed.
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Date: 12/3/11 1:59 PM

I'm just finishing up the Meringue skirt and I'd say it's sized true to the measurements she provides in the back of the book (page 173). You can get an idea of how much ease she has designed in each garment because she also includes finished garment measurements.

I wasn't sure whether to trust the sizing or not so I cut larger seam allowances on the skirt, but didn't need them.

Based on my experience with the skirt I feel confident that I can use the sizing chart provided in the book.

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Date: 12/3/11 4:02 PM

Thank you everybody! And Sharon, I appreciate your input too. I hope that you post a review of your skirt. I can't wait to start making clothes from this book!

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Date: 1/6/12 0:49 AM

I'm not sure I understand what true to size really means. Since becomming a DD, I've been picking my size based on my high bust measurement so that the overall frame of the garment fits and then making adjustments for a full bust. My question is whether this is the mthod to use on Colette Patterns. I have been having serious fit difficulties with these patterns and I'm not sure why.

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