Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sewing pattern sizing

Did you know that sewing pattern sizing is not the same as retail clothing sizes?  

I wear a 14 retail and a 22 or 24 pattern size.  If you've ever been faced with making massive adjustments trying to get a pattern to fit you've probably purchased the retail size. Choose your proper pattern size from the measurements on the back of the envelope. Also note that vintage pattern sizing is different than today's sizing. 

One of the advantages of Paganoonoo upcycling instructions is that the sizing self adjusts.  Because you are starting with a ready made garment, the fit is all determined by the starting garment you choose. The fitting in Paganoonoo garments is in the bust and shoulders so that top garment dictates the size.

For instance with the Patti Pattern so as long as you choose a dress shirt that fits the way you would like across the shoulders and bust, you get a perfect fit.

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Happy Upcycling!


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