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Garment measurements are included within the instructions of each PDF Sewing Pattern.

You may find it helpful to enlist a friend. With a tape measure, measure your bust at the fullest part, your waist at the natural waist line (bend to one side to find your natural crease), and your hips at the widest part approximately 20cm (8”) down from the waist. Do not cheat and pull it too tight!

Can’t choose between two sizes? No problem! We find very few ladies measure perfectly to a size chart, so all our sewing patterns are multi-sized in either small/medium/large or UK sizes 8 to 18, so you can blend between sizes. For tops and dresses, size should be based on your bust measurement and blend sizes at the waist and hips. For trousers and skirts, it’s best to pick a size based on your hip measurement and adjust accordingly at the waist. You will need to cross reference body measurements with the garment measurement chart (included with each pattern), a looser fitting garment may give you the extra you are looking for – but remember that all garments need ease. Design ease is to create the look of the garment (more design ease = looser fit, less ease for a fitted style) and wearing ease is so you can move in the garment (usually around 4 – 6.5cm (1.5″ – 2.5″) in the bust, 5 – 7.5cm (2″ – 3″) in the hips).

All of our patterns are drafted with a B cup.


The boring but necessary bit…

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Spotted an error?
Our patterns are tested and retested for fit, accuracy and ease of use, but we are only human!
If you spot a mistake let us know and we will correct it.

Mrs Maven x