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Pattern sizing

Measuring

Bust

Circumference around your ribcage at the fullest part of your bust. This is usually nipple height.

Waist

This can be a little confusing because a lot of people don’t actually know where their natural waist is. It is not always the smallest part of your torso if you don’t happen to have an hourglass shape. Your waist is located halfway between the end of your ribs and the top of your hip bones.

Hips

The hip measurement is not literally taken from around your hip bones, rather, the hip measurement indicates the fullest part around your bottom.

Size chart

Dress size US / UK
2/6 4/8 6/10 8/12 10/14 12/16 14/18 16/20
Bust
32in
81¼cm
33in
83¾cm
34in
86¼cm
35in
88¾cm
37in
94cm
39in
99cm
42in
106½cm
45in
114¼cm
Waist
25in
63½cm
26in
66cm
27in
68½cm
28in
71cm
30in
76cm
32in
81¼cm
35in
89cm
38in
96½cm
Hips
35in
89cm
36in
91½cm
37in
94cm
38in
96½cm
40in
101½cm
42in
106½cm
45in
114¼cm
48in
122cm