What Size Pattern To Buy

SKYourFirstPatternSandra Betzina ‘s daughter, Kim, has chosen her first pattern! Sandra shows Kim how to measure herself and and how to determine what size pattern to buy. Learn where to look to find your size, what all of those other markings mean and why they are important.

Scroll down for step-by-step instructions. For more information, read Sandra’s article, “Pattern Sizes”  


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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Sandra Betzina shows her daughter, Kim, how to measure herself and and to determine what size pattern to buy. Sandra will demonstrate where to look to find your size, what all of those other markings mean and why they are important.
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Learn where to look to find your size.

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When working on multi-sized patterns, locate the cutting line for your size at the top and bottom of the pattern piece.

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Each size has a different cutting line with different spacing on that line.

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Once you recognize the line or dot markings for your size, it is easy to identify the same line throughout the pattern.

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Don’t get confused by the size marked on the dots. These dots indicate seam placement for sewing and are always 5/8 inch inside of the cutting line.