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I bought a pattern and it's huge. Why?

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I've sewn for over 30 years with a size 12 pattern. Recently I bought a dress pattern that is a size 12 and it is huge! How is this possible?

You probably selected a style that was described as very loose-fitting with 20.5cm (8") of "Ease". Ease is the amount of "space" in a garment beyond the body measurements. The specific amount of ease will vary from style to style, depending on the silhouette the designer intends the garment to have. Close-fitting, Fitted, Semi-fitted, oose-Fitting, and Very Loose-Fitting are terms you'll find in the garment descriptions on the back of our pattern envelopes. They are our standards for fit and are the terms that tell you exactly what to anticipate when it comes to fitting. Each term indicates a general amount of wearing ease and design ease that is built into the pattern. See our Ease Chart. It will give you the ease amounts for each of our fitting descriptions.

Sections | Pattern Sizes / Info | FAQ's |  I bought a pattern and it's huge. Why?