I usually wear an 18 in most other patterns. I have used Burda for my granchildren and my daughter had her bridesmaids outfits made with a Burda pattern. But I have not used it for myself. I found and awesome pattern I want to use for a gold top, 7218,, but I am not sure if the sizing will be right for me. I am good at making changes to patterns if need be but how do Burda patterns fit -true, small, big? Your advice would be appreciated. Thanks!