Ready-to-Wear Sizing vs. Pattern Sizing

When selecting a pattern, please don’t be alarmed when you discover that the “vanity” sizing of today’s ready-to-wear is different. Pattern companies work off of a sizing block, and it doesn’t change from one garment to another. More than likely, your pattern size will be larger. But, no need to worry — no one will know except you and your seamstress. Besides, your custom-made garment will fit you much better and you will be the envy of all your friends.