Welcome to the next stop in the Sew Along - Choosing your size.
The Anna Blouse is fitted through the shoulder, armhole and has a generous amount of ease in the chest, waist and hips. Check the pattern measurements on the measurement page to see the actual garment measurements.
The first step is to measure your body and find your size:
Using a tape measure, measure each part of your body as described above. Try your best to keep the tape measure parallel to the floor. The tape measure should just skim the body. Do not pull it too tight.
Pick the Pattern size that is closest to your measurements
Using your measurements taken above,
Circle the measurement on the Body Measurement page.
If your measurements fall into different sizes, trace a line directly on the pattern to connect the sizes between bust and waist and between waist and hem.
As you can see in the picture above, my bust and waist are a size 8 and my hips are a size 10.
On the Front pattern, I connected the waist on the size 8 to the widest part of the hip on the size 10 using my hip curve. You can read more about dress making tools HERE.
Be sure to make the change on the Back side seam of the pattern
Cut out or trace your pattern and I will see you back here on Monday to talk about the importance of making a "muslin" or fitting garment.
Have a great day!