Sewing Pattern Sizing
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BrandPattern Name/NumberSize According to Size ChartStated EasePredicted Finished MeasurementPrinted Finished MeasurementActual Finished MeasurementSize Sewn UpDoes it fit?Size RecommendationsBlog or Review Link, if applicable
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if applicable(Bust, Waist or Hips)
(screenshot or link)
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EXAMPLEDolly Dress10"close fitting"Waist: 31"31.5"30.5"10No, bit snugSize up a bit
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McCalls716016+closewaist 30-32 7/8"n/a33"10 w/ FBAyessize down
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/10/24/m7160-take-2-plumb-perfect/
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McCalls735116+fittedwaist 33-34" 35 1/2"10 w/ FBAyessize down
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/10/31/i-keep-doing-this-to-myself-copying-a-bottega-veneta-shirt-dress-with-mccalls-7351/
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Vogue868516+closewaist 30-32 7/8" 31 1/2"
12/14 w/ FBA
yes
size down by one or two
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/10/16/v8685-go-to-work/
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Vogue899716+closewaist 30-32 7/8"34"14no
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2015/06/23/v8997-the-sheath-dress-edition/
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Vogue135316+closewaist 30-32 7/8"33 1/2"12-14yes
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/06/26/v1353-again-with-b%e2%80%8firds/
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Vogue138916+fittedwaist 33-34"n/a10
size down by three or more
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/08/01/vogue-1389-inherent-fitting-issues-vs-idiosyncractic-fitting-issues-particularly-if-youre-struggling-with-the-neck-band/
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Vogue868916+fittedwaist 33-34"37 1/2"14Dnosize down
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2015/06/04/v8689-i-like-to-make-things-complicated-or-why-my-april-fail-bingo-blouse-was-finished-late-may-posted-in-june-and-also-a-multitasking-rbg-trip/
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Vogue793716+semi fittedwaist 34 1/8 - 35" 31"14yessize down by one
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/11/07/v7937/
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Vogue146216+loosewaist 35 1/8"-38" 44 1/2"14no
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/06/23/v1462-shirts-are-hard/
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Butterick620616+closewaist 30-32 7/8"32 1/2"14no
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2016/07/26/b6206-almost-no-one-dances-sober-unless-they-happen-to-be-insane-dancing-dress-2/
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Butterick633316+fittedwaist 33-34"33 1/2"12yes
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/07/05/butterick-6333-and-mccall-7351-fabric-adventures-embroidery-adventures-frankenpattern-adventures-the-most-complicated-shirtdress-in-history-dont-quote-me-on-that/
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Butterick535416+loosewaist 35 1/8"-38"39 1/2"?10 w/ FBAyes
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2014/11/18/b5354-again-once-more-with-feeling/
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Butterick648916+ (large)loose
bust 39-44" (medium)
41 1/2"41 1/2"
small (8/10) w/ FBA
yes
used knit instead of woven so interpret carefully
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Burda mag9/16 #11140/44n/an/an/an/a38/42yes
side back pattern piece is too short; check before cutting.
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Burda mag1/18 #10240/44n/an/an/an/a38 w/ FBAyessize down by one
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Burda mag4/16 #11940/44n/an/an/an/a
38/42 w/ FBA
yessize down by one
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Burda mag7/17 Skirt 11340/44n/an/an/an/a38/40yesbit loose
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/09/19/an-actually-work-appropriate-skirt-burda-072017-skirt-113/
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Burda mag10/16 Skirt 10620/21n/an/an/an/a19/20yessize down by one
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/09/12/the-penitent-burda-201610-skirt-106/
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Burda mag6/14 Dress 10240/44n/an/an/an/a38/42yessize down by one
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/06/19/burda-62014-dress-102/
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Burda mag2/16 Dress 11240/44n/an/an/an/a38/40yessize down by one
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/07/18/i-shall-forget-you-presently-my-dear-burda-22016-dress-112b/
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Burda mag5/17 Skirt 10840/42n/an/an/an/a38/40yesbit loose
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/06/13/burda-52017-skirt-108-nearly-a-pencil-skirt/
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Burda mag11/17 Shirt #10940/44n/an/an/an/a38 w/ FBAyes
sleeves quite tight; pick a jersey w/ lots of stretch
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Vogue894616+closebust 38-40 7/8" (16)n/a36 3/4|"
12 w/ FBA (14 in hips)
yes
no finished measurements on tissue
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McCalls699616+close
bust 38-42 7/8" (large 16/18)
38 1/2"38"small (8/10)yes
http://blog1.andreamcdowell.com/2017/12/12/blazer-y-mccalls-6996/
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Burda mag1/18 Leggings #10740/42n/an/an/an/a38/40yessize down by one
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Burda 641740/42n/an/an/an/a38/40yessize down by one
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Burda 643140/42n/an/an/an/a38/40yessize down by one
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KnipMode12/17 Dress 638/40n/an/an/an/a38/40yes
took in the waist a smidge, shortened the armscye
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McCalls688616/20closebust 38-40 7/8" (16)38"38"10/14 w/ FBAyes
0" ease in bust, 1 1/2" ease in hips, 4 1/2" ease in waist. Choose size accordingly
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Burda mag12/17 Blouse 10540/44n/an/an/an/a38 w/ FBAyes
but tight across the shoulders--definitely broaden if you need it, there's less excess than it looks.
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Burda mag2/18 Top 10740/44n/an/an/an/a38 w/ FBAno
still a bit big; neckline moves
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Simplicity860614/16n/an/a48"48"12/14yes
could have gone with straight size and still would have been fine.
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Burda mag4/17 Jacket 11440/44n/an/an/an/a38 w/ FBAno
Armscyes are massive.
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Burda646840/42n/an/an/an/a38/40yesWorked perfectly
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JalieHeleneT/Un/an/an/an/aU w/ pivot FBAyesperfect
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