Here's me and my beautiful girl number one. Getting ready to head out to the big Easter weekend wedding. I finally finished the vintage dress and I'm pretty happy with it. It did work out a little big so there are some alterations to be made.
I seem to find a big problem with the measurements and sizes listed on patterns to the size I actually am. According to the measurements and size table on the pattern, I am a size 16 - but knowing better I made a size 12 hoping that this would be okay. I really should have made it in a 10 and then it would have been a perfect fit. This one was a vintage Butterick pattern but I have then same problem with all the brands I have tried. Does anyone know how pattern companies size their paper patterns? I am getting really frustrated with this huge discrepancy between the instructions and the reality.