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bluetree26
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Date: 2/4/13 6:38 PM

If I have a pattern with these measurements, how do I translate to English sizing?? Does anyone know?
Size 16
Bust 36
Waist 28
Hip 38

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Date: 2/4/13 7:37 PM

Roughly bust 92, waist 72, hip 97. A UK size 14, but why reduce three numbers to one?

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Bernina B330
Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

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In reply to andye <<


Date: 2/5/13 0:23 AM

Thank you!

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Date: 2/5/13 1:32 AM

1 inch = 2.54 cm

and you can find UK sizing info in this excerpt from metric pattern cutting for women's wear

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Bernina B330
Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

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Date: 2/5/13 3:06 AM

Be sure to measure the pattern pieces, those measurements on the envelope are rubbish.

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Date: 2/6/13 7:35 AM

What pattern company is the pattern from? I have found (with vogue, simplicity, mccalls and butterick) that I just use the size I would in English sizing and it seems like a close enough match. There can be a lot of problems with too much ease in the patterns etc. etc., so it is just a starting point.

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Date: 2/6/13 9:11 PM

I think agree a UK RTW 14...it is what I wear, same measurements.

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