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Liesl & Co patterns–sized by RTW or by pattern sizing?

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    I just last night had the realization that in pattern sizing, I’m not the same size I am in RTW. I have mostly sewn for my 2 year old or costumes from non-standard patterns, so this is a shock.

    I have not yet tried to sew anything from a Big 4 pattern for me, but I had just started tracing a skirt from Simplicity when I had a niggle about double checking size.

    I’ve sewn the Liesl & Co. Everday Skirt and used a M, which corresponded to my usual 10-12. It fits fine. So…can I rely on these patterns to be true to RTW sizing?

    (I ended up falling down a rabbit hole of message board posts on various forums filled with people ranting about the weird pattern sizing)

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Liesl and co patterns should match your ready to wear size. Other patterns may not. Here’s the blog post from Liesl about sizing….

    finding your correct pattern size

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Liesl has a number of fitting posts on the Lisette site. These posts are Big 4 relevant, not Liesl And Co.

    finding your sewing pattern size

    book recommendation: fit for real people

    how Lisette sewing patterns are developed

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    I’m RTW 8, L&C 8.

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    Thanks for the links. Mostly, I’m annoyed that I have a set of Lisette patterns which are too small, and the Simplicity ones are out of print.:-(

    I just made a muslin of a Simplicity pattern. Used the size 16 and … it fits.

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