Sizing Chart

 

This is the sizing chart in both imperial and metric measurements. Click here for a detailed explanation of how our sizing works.

Lolita Patterns | Sizing Chart

Lolita Patterns | Sizing Chart

We went through many drafts and edits when deciding on our official sizing. The most unique part of this sizing chart is that it uses a different block for the smaller and larger sizes. This means that we are not making one base size and grading all the way down and all the way up which results in an “Uncle Fester” type fit where the shoulders and fit gets boxy. Instead, we chose to use a separate block for the larger sizes that take into account the way a body actually gets larger. This way the shoulders, the armholes, and other measurements do not get grossly out of proportion. It definitely takes more work to do two separate blocks and two separate sets of grading rules, but it was important to us that our patterns fit well right out of the envelope and have enough sizes to fit a majority of women. Give it a try….it is definitely worth it!

  3 Responses to “Sizing Chart”

  1. I actually only use finished garment measurements when selecting pattern size. Spearming coat looks interesting but don’t see an finished garment measurements.

  2. […] the ability to make multiple style variations from one pattern. Another reason we sew! There is a sizing page explaining it very clearly. As each pattern comes out, Lolita Patterns produces numerous tutorials […]

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