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Sizing and I don't mean starch!


Saturday, February 02, 2013

I used to be 5' 11.5" or 181.6 cm. tall. Since I am almost 60 y/o and have a broken neck and back I am 5'8" or 172.7 cm. tall now. My inseam length is still 32" or 81.3 cm. I currently weigh 263 lbs or 219 kg. I wear a ready made clothes off the rack in sizes 22-24 (Euro 48-50). So why according to my measurements am I suppose to be in a size 30. I swim in a size 30. If we have to be called plus sizes at least they could standardize them. I can't figure out if I should use a sewing pattern for a 24 or a 50. Do I sound frustrated? I am. I have all these great ideas in my head and I have sewn my own clothes since I was 13 y/o. Suddenly I don't seem to know what to do. The patterns sizes have changed and I have changed physically. If I lived in the big city I would take a class in pattern designing at a college. Our local J. C. only has courses for careers. I have asked and no one has said anything about the lutterloh make your own fitted patterns. www.lutterloh.com/sewing
patterns/catalog/i ndex.php

I asked a while back if anyone had tried this. I am anything but rich. I didn't want to invest in a system until I chatted with someone about it. It's $120 and that's a lot of money in my world. So if any of you sewers out there no anything about this system let me know.
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DEBBIEDAY 2/3/2013 7:37AM

    I agreee that clothes sizing is crazy and there seems to be no 'standard' ...the good news is since you have been sewing your own clothes, I bet you can figure a way to alter things with a bit of study....Sorry I do not know anything about that program of much about sewing clothes so am unable to help...hopefully you will find a way!!!

Have a blessed Day!

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