Like every clothing line, Deer&Doe patterns are designed based on one morphology in particular. That does not mean they will not fit if you have a different body! You will simply need to select the different sizes corresponding to your chest, your waist and your hips and connect them.
Deer&Doe’s drafting is based on an hourglass body type, i.e. a slimmer waist and a generous bust and hips. Patterns will fit perfectly on C-D cups, but depending on the design will also look good on smaller or bigger busts (do not hesitate to visit the blog where you will find many tutorials to adjust the cup size). They are designed for an average height of 1m68 (5’6″).
Choosing your size
In order to determine which sizes to use with our patterns, you’ll need to take your measurements. Since every clothing brand bases its sizes on different body shapes, the size you need to make might be different than the size you would normally wear.
Stand straight and ask someone else to measure:
• your full bust — breathe normally and wear your usual undergarments;
• your waist — use the narrowest point of your torso (usually 1 ¼” above your belly button);
• your hips — use the widest area.
Deer&Doe patterns (starting with pattern number D0042) are developed in two distinct size ranges: the first size range goes from size 34 to size 48 and is developed from a size 40 block. The second size range goes from size 46 to size 60 and is developed from a size 52 block.
You will find below the measurement charts for both size ranges. If your measurements fall in the overlap between the two ranges, we recommend trying both versions of the pattern to determine which size range is a better fit for your body shape. For form-fitting patterns, if your measurements fall between sizes we recommend going with the largest.
SIZE RANGE 34-48
|Size chart (cm)||34||36||38||40||42||44||46||48|
|Size chart (inches)||34||36||38||40||42||44||46||48|
|Bust||31 ⅞||33 ½||35||36 ⅝||38 ¼||39 ¾||41 ⅜||43 ¾|
|Waist||23 ⅝||25 ¼||26 ¾||28 ⅜||29 ⅞||31 ½||33 ⅛||35 ⅜|
|Hip||33 ⅞||35 ⅜||37||38 ⅝||40 ⅛||41 ¾||43 ¼||45 ⅝|
SIZE RANGE 46-60
|Size chart (cm)||46||48||50||52||54||56||58||60|
|Size chart (inches)||46||48||50||52||54||56||58||60|
|Bust||41 ⅜||43 ¾||46 ⅛||48 ⅜||50 ¾||53 ⅛||55 ½||57 ⅞|
|Waist||33 ⅛||35 ⅜||37 ¾||40 ⅛||42 ½||44 ⅞||47 ¼||49 ⅝|
|Hip||43 ¼||45 ⅝||48||50 ⅜||52 ¾||55 ⅛||57 ½||60|
Our older patterns (D0001 to D0041) are available in a single size range, unless specified otherwise.
Here is our old measurement chart:
|Size chart (cm)||34||36||38||40||42||44||46||48||50||52|
|Size chart (inches)||34||36||38||40||42||44||46||48||50||52|