Thursday, September 19, 2013

Vintage patterns and sizes

Another challenge with vintage patterns is sizing. You may see a pattern that states that the instructions are for a size 12 but the chest measurement appears to only be 30 inches! 

Well, 50 years ago, that was correct! has a helpful size chart that shows measurements from approximately 50 years ago and one with currently used standards. You will have a good laugh when you see how small the sizes were then. 

Using gauge information, you can size your work up (or down!) according to the desired finished size.

Enjoy, Debby

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