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We have time in a series of articles about skirts here on the blog, and this is article nr. 2. The first is the length, and the you can read here .

In this article we look at how to find the right size in the pattern. It is namely right determines whether your skirt comes to sit, as you would like it to.

How to Find Not Your Size

Let’s just start with that make it clear how you do not have to do. Just to be sure that what you could never dream of finding on!

You can not assess what size you need, on the basis of what you usually buy in clothes shops!


No exceptions.

Clothing brands determines completely what they call their sizes, and there are no common rules or guidelines.

Although many will be based on standard systems, so they adapt it to their own audience by fx. to make hip target bigger or make more or less difference of waist and hip. Or something else.

In other words – you can not count on a dress size as far as out of the store. In fact, you will discover, if you are testing in a few stores, that even with the brands the store sells clothes from, you must use different sizes. In one brand, you are a medium, in the second a large and a small in the third.

It has nothing to do with you, your body, the store or the individual brands – it is just an expression of the fact that there are no hard and fast rules in this area, and each brand adapts to it, they believe fits their target audience best.

What About Buying Patterns?

Pattern marks reminds a little bit more about each other than finished clothing, but they also do about things. So you can not count on having to use the same size in all patterns.

And there is absolutely no guarantee that your favorite clothing brand has the same size as your favorite pattern-brand, which is another very good reason not to go for your normal dress size.

Another detail with buying patterns is that you can’t try the vehicle until you have sewn it, and there is a big difference on how much range, which is movable in a model. For this reason you may find that str. 40 in a pattern is quite like you imagined, while the same size in another model from the same brand is too large and a third is just for the tight side.

It makes no sense, but it immediately makes it anyway. It is simply a matter of design, and what one has of expectations to it. It can be immensely difficult to view on a drawing, how a given quantity of movable range will look when it comes to your body. This requires bucket loads of experience to hit the right every time.

But What Makes You So Hulan, to Find the Right Size?

You must first always check on the back of the pattern package, what size you need!

With no exceptions.

Go after your body goals, when you select size – the extra width design requires is figured into the pattern, so you should not speculate on. However, you should check the following, precisely because there can be a big difference between what you and the designer thinks with “loose fit” or “close-fitting at the hips” but initially buys you the size you fit with, compared to the back of the pattern.

You will find your size by measuring yourself, and see what it fits with in the summary on the back of the pattern package. When it is skirts, there is talk about, look for waist and hip measurement. Select the pattern that is closest to, and right in the first place to the in side seam, if the targets are not fit perfectly. There may in some cases be a need for more drastic adjustments, eg. If you have a pot belly. It is something like that, we get into on in the magazine when it comes out in august, because it requires a little more education.

It is in most models actually easiest to straighten the hip to, so it may be a good idea as a starting point to go by waist circumference. There are more than 2 sizes difference on your hip and waist, it might be a good idea to do a basic pattern for your own personal goals, and possibly. get help from a professional to fix it. But it is a completely different story. Here we take as our starting point in that you might have 1 or 2 sizes difference of waist and hip.

3 Easy Steps to Customize a Nederdels Pattern in the Size

Step 1 – find the hip line.

The first thing you should do when you return home with your pattern, is to find the hip line. Unfortunately it is not always very easy, but in good patterns are either sign in or at least tagged with small “notch” or dashes out of the side seam and Centre to/in the Middle behind.

There are no markings at all, then go out from the hip is approximately 20 cm below the waist, or look at the side seam, and see if you can decipher how hip the bow ends and side seam will be more equal.

Step 2-check your hoftem l on the pattern.

Target yourself over the hip, and then target pattern. The difference on the 2 goal is what you must have adjusted in the pattern.

The pattern is much larger than you, so you can easily be in the skirt, and then it is not safe to you need to change anything. Rate if there possibly. is too much width of the hip, and rain out how much you might want. must be removed.

To do this most easily by taking the measuring tape around the body in skirt has the objective, and try to assess whether it suits you if the skirt has the distance to the body. Remember that the substance fall down around the body, and not a single place so that strutter out hold measuring tape with roughly the same distance to the body all the way around.

REMEMBER that in a pattern work with ½ body, and when you measure yourself is the whole hip goal, you are measuring. If your hoftemål is 100 cm, so that the front and back piece together must be at least 20 to you can be in the skirt. There must always be a little extra room to move (movable).

Step 3-connect the waist to your new hip line.

If you want to change something on the hip bar in the pattern, so draw you into the new points, either further inland or farther out in relation to whether you should have deducted from or added to the range, and connects taljelinjen with the hip bar in the new points.

It is important that you get a harmonious hoftebue, so the 2 lines will be connected on a nice and “logical” way. You can either draw free-hand or use the curve from a tailor ruler or a French curve ruler.

Do you use a ruler, so be aware that it is not safe you can draw the whole line for a place on the ruler. It may well be that you have to move it a little along the way, to get different parts of the curve. The most important thing is that the line of your pattern looks harmonious out – so it is less important if it just fits with the basket on a ruler. The ruler is, after all, not made for your body.

Good luck with finding the right size in your patterns, and address to nederdels after your body and the gauge, you may like to have in your skirts!

The next article in the series is about choices of skirts according to body type. Please read at