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The Sewing Bee book - sizing help

(5 Posts)
floatyjosmum Wed 24-Jul-13 15:30:49

Patterns have a standard size whereas shops don't. Theory is that any pattern would fit in that size

happyhorse Mon 22-Jul-13 15:10:24

It's a wrap skirt ( not from seeing bee book) so the sizing is quite easy, but yes it fits. I think you need to ignore sizes and concentrate on the measurements.

LondonLancashireRose Mon 22-Jul-13 14:40:28

Maybe. Did the size "14" you made fit you happy?

happyhorse Sun 21-Jul-13 21:23:58

I've only made one thing so far but have found the same. I'm a 10 in real life but a 14-16 in sewing patterns. I wonder if they have stuck to more old fashioned sizing while the shops have flattered our vanity and made their sizes larger.

LondonLancashireRose Sun 21-Jul-13 19:43:13

Has anyone made anything from the Sewing Bee book?

My measurements are bringing me up at a size 14-16 according to their size guide on page 77 but I wear a dress size 10-12.

Can anyone tell me if the patterns are cut really small?

Thank you!

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