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Date: 8/17/13 9:00 AM

Hi all. I usually buy patterns to fit my upper bust measurement and then make changes to the rest of the pattern. Has anyone used style arc or colette patterns and could you share how they fit or what measurements they you use to determine size. Thank you so much, kathy

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Date: 8/17/13 10:25 AM

You might try a search for discussion threads about Style Arc - I know I have seen some (but my results searching on PR tend to be rather, um, random, as far as getting results that relate!). The general consensus that I recall is to contact Style Arc with your measurements (they have a specific list of measurements on their website) if you are not sure what size to get. It's more challenging since their patterns are single size rather than multiple sizes included.

There are also discussions on Artisan's Square (ASG site).

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Date: 8/17/13 10:46 AM

I choose StyleArc patterns for my daughter using her full bust measurement. She wears a C...sometimes a B...or a D in one brand...but usually a C. The shoulders on her size are pretty darned good for her. I'm bustier and bigger all over - except in the shoulders, and there would be a 2-size difference between the high-bust size and the full bust size; I split the difference (buy the in-between size) and do a less extreme FBA than I would have to do with a pattern chosen by my high bust. The SA shoulders are much better proportioned than those on the Big4, and if I need to narrow them, it's quite easy. Have I confused you sufficiently?

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Date: 8/17/13 12:28 PM

Hello,

I use Colette lots and determine the size in the same way that you do. They are drafted for a C-cup. I find the fit quite accurate and better than big 4 patterns. They also include size 0-18 in one pattern so it's easy to make muslins of a size up or down if necessary.

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Date: 8/18/13 1:10 AM

you can email Chloe your measurements and they will suggest a size to suit.

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Date: 8/19/13 4:25 AM

Thanks everyone. I ordered a couple of each. Well

'Ll see how it goes

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