Size Guide

Anyone who has bought ready-to-wear clothes from more than one shop will appreciate that clothing size is a pretty flexible thing as there is not (as far as I can tell) an agreed standard for what each clothing size actually measures.

I highly recommend that you measure yourself before buying!

REWORKED CLOTHING

For reworked garments, the size on the product listing is the size given by the brand that made the original garment. The actual measurements for each garment are included in the product listing so that you can gauge before you buy whether it is likely to be a good fit for your body shape.

HANDMADE CLOTHING

For handmade garments, here are the measurements that I have used for each size.

CENTIMETRES

Size681012141618202224
Bust7882879297102.5108114120126
Waist6165707580.5869298104110
Hip869095100105110115121127133

INCHES

Size681012141618202224
Bust30¾32¼34¼36¼3840¼42½4547¼49½
Waist2425½27½29½31¾3436¼38½4143¼
Hip33¾35½37½39½41½43¼45¼47½5052½

QUICK TIPS FOR MEASURING

Make sure the tape measure is straight around the body!

  • Bust: measure around the fullest part of the bust (usually where the nipple sits)
  • Waist: measure around the smallest part of the torso beween bust and hip (usually just above the belly button)
  • Hips: measure around the fullest part of the bottom or thigh (standard patterns usually take this meausrement around 8 inches / 20 cm below the waist)

For more detail check out this video from Made to Sew. You can fast forward to these sections for specific measurements: