What do you do when you are between sizes and not great a adjusting patterns???
I have been looking at some simplicity patterns and notice that I can get close body measurements for my bust, and hips it’s the waist that causes problems. It’s about 2 inchs or so too small when I select the correct size based on my actual body measurements that match my bust and hips. ( need to lay off the cakes I think lose a few inches on my waist). Also the finished garment sizes which I know is what you should go by to select your size really for the ’’ease’’ of wearing when the garments is complete, what I am finding is that if I go with the finished garment size based on the bust which is good for me rather than the body measurements size ( which is normally the size smaller based on the finishes garment measurements), I worry that the waist will be way too small!
My questions are:
What do you do select the body measurements size or finished garments size even though they don’t give finished garment size for the waist on dress patterns
Any advice on how you go about selecting your simplicity pattern sizes ? Any waist adjustment tips when making dresses? I have never used a simplicity pattern but I have one I am keen to use.
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