Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Patterns and Notions > A question about Style arc patterns ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
A question about Style arc patterns
sizing query
Lisa p
star
Lisa p  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 12/6/08
Posts: 281
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/8/12 11:39 AM

I have never bought a pattern that wasn't a multi sized one . I have used the big 4 , burdastyle mag etc . However I normally make tops in a size 10 and do a FBA then grade out to a 14 at the waist and hips. Skirts and trousers I always make a size 14.

What size would I choose if I bought a Style are pattern ? I am desperate to try so many if their patterns but I am put off with the single sizes they offer.

------
New blog for 2014 documenting my attempt at RTW ban .

http://handmadebylisap.blogspot.co.uk/

LynnRowe
starstar
LynnRowe  Friend of PR
Advanced
BC CANADA
Member since 3/9/09
Posts: 9024
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Lisa p <<


Date: 8/8/12 1:51 PM

Best is to email Chloe directly; she'll get you into the correct size, along with a grading sheet if needed.

------
I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

Robin Denning
star
Robin Denning  Friend of PR
MD USA
Member since 6/24/04
Posts: 301
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/8/12 2:03 PM

Lisa, I need to make a smaller size on top, and a larger size on bottom.

I measured myself, compared to the charts and ordered. SA patterns have less wearing ease than the big 4. I found that the sizing was just what I expected, though, of course, I made the same fitting adjustments I need to make in any sewing project.

For some reason, the adjustments were minimal, so the cut of SA patterns is somehow different than other brands.

Email Choe and the gang - they are very quick to respond with helpful information.

------
http://alittlesewing.blogspot.com/

marymary86
marymary86
Intermediate
GA USA
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 2587
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/8/12 2:17 PM

I just made Shelly by StyleArc (I need to review it) and I ordered by my full bust size.

My hips are bigger so I pivoted from the underarm seam out one inch at the bottom of each side which gave me 4 extra inches.

I also had to add to the biceps of the sleeve (I hear many have had to make that alteration) and the top fit reasonably well.

I'm like you though - I wish the patterns were offered in the same range as Jalies!

------
Mary


Lisa p
star
Lisa p  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 12/6/08
Posts: 281
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/8/12 3:15 PM

Thank you all so much for the helpful replies. I am going away on holiday this weekend but when I return I am determined to conquer pants ( fitting !!) I am seriously in awe of all the Style arc reviews. I don't think I've seen one made up that I don't like. It's good to know the team are so helpful.

------
New blog for 2014 documenting my attempt at RTW ban .

http://handmadebylisap.blogspot.co.uk/

unfinishedprojects
starstar
unfinishedprojects  Friend of PR
Advanced
AB CANADA
Member since 8/26/07
Posts: 573
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/8/12 3:52 PM

I have the same fitting issues as you- smaller top, FBA, grade out at the waist and hips, only I'm 2 sizes bigger (start with 14, out to 18 at the hips). I ended up with two sizes too large when I ordered my Style Arc patterns. Lots of email with Chloe, over sizing etc., etc. I have to grade my patterns down now since they're way too big in the torso/shoulders. I haven't posted any Style Arc reviews yet, since I'm still messing with the sizing issues.

You will most likely be a 6 on top and a 10 on bottom in Style Arc. The best way to know for sure is to check the measurements chart of the Big 4 pattern size you use against the Style Arc measurements chart and pick the closest match (what I should have done originally.)

Her patterns appear to me to be to be drafted for a fairly large-boned straight/rectangle figure without a lot of curves other than at the bust (possibly her own shape?) The knit skirt/dress designs I tried were very close fitting through the hip and rear area; there was actually negative ease and I had to size up considerably. So if you're hip conscious and don't want anything clingy, you may need to make adjustments. There seems to be adequate ease in the bust area for most of the patterns I tried, so you may or may not need a FBA.

marymary86
marymary86
Intermediate
GA USA
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 2587
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/8/12 5:19 PM

I didn't realize you were going to sew pants!

I'd just email Chloe for help in selecting the right size. Others have done that and they've said she's been extremely helpful.

I'd also read the reviews for the pattern you're considering.

------
Mary


Lisa p
star
Lisa p  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 12/6/08
Posts: 281
Login to reply to this post

In reply to marymary86 <<


Date: 8/9/12 9:23 AM

Quote: marymary86
I didn't realize you were going to sew pants!



I'd just email Chloe for help in selecting the right size. Others have done that and they've said she's been extremely helpful.



I'd also read the reviews for the pattern you're considering.

Mary I want to make pants and tops so I guess my question was rather general thanks.

Thanks guys will email her once I have decided which ones to go for.

Thank you unfinished projects that is interesting and we do sound like we have similar figures.
-- Edited on 8/9/12 9:24 AM --

------
New blog for 2014 documenting my attempt at RTW ban .

http://handmadebylisap.blogspot.co.uk/

strongnow
strongnow  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
ON CANADA
Member since 2/1/08
Posts: 65
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/9/12 10:32 AM

Just to add my 2 cents' worth: I love these patterns and I am so glad I emailed
Chloe for size advice before I bought a pattern. So helpful.

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. Patterns and Notions >> A question about Style arc patterns

Merchants on PR
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Online Sewing Classes
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Jalie 2788
photo
Review by CMae on 5/14/12
Read Review

Jamie Christina Mission Maxi Pattern (JC312MM)
Jamie Christina Mission Maxi Pattern (JC312MM)

Details
Price: $14.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Petite Plus 604 Pattern
Petite Plus 604 Pattern

Details
Price: $21.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simple Things Mr. Dash Digital Pattern (002)
Simple Things Mr. Dash Digital Pattern (002)

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Belle Bow Blouse
Belle Bow Blouse

Details
Price: $10.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5559 Misses' Dress
photo
Review by Sixtiesgir... on 11/25/13
Read Review

McCalls 5775 Pattern( Size ONE SIZE )
McCalls 5775 Pattern( Size ONE SIZE )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 1019 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )
Vogue 1019 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )

Details
Price: $27.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN