2 Determining Your Figure Type All pattern companies group patterns under figure types according to height and proportion.Common types for students include:JuniorMisses’/Misses’ PetiteWomen’sUnisexTeen Boy’sMen’s
3 Pattern SizesAll pattern companies use the same set of body measurements for their standard sizesPattern sizes DO NOT correspond of ready-to-wear garmentsPattern size is determined by taking actual body measurements
4 How to take body measurements Wear well-fitting garments. Remove bulky outer clothing.Measure with a partnerTape should be snug, but not tightMeasure twice for accuracyRecord your measurements
6 Find your pattern sizeIf you fall between two sizes, determine if you prefer a loose or close fit.For pajama pants, the most important measurement is the hip size.
7 What size pattern should Anna buy? Anna’s measurements:Height 5’ 8”Back Waist 16 ½”Bust 35”Waist 27”Hip 36 ½”Size101214Bust34½3436Waist2526 ½28Hip34 ½38
8 Anna’s figure type is a Misses Anna’s figure type is a Misses. This is determined by her height and waist length.Anna should buy a size 12 pattern. Anna likes closer fitting clothes, so she should go down a size when in between sizes.Anna is taller than the standard height of pattern. Anna should check the length of the pattern leg before cutting material to ensure the length is long enough.Answer