With drafting and grading rules defined, we are pleased to now share our final measurement chart! Our new size range will go up to a 58” / 147 cm bust measurement, and a 60” / 152 cm hip measurement. This was a point we received some very valuable feedback on in our initial announcement—a dialogue we appreciate and one that helped affirm for us how important a 60” / 152 cm hip measurement is.
As we previously announced, there will be a new block drafted for the expanded sizes. This means that we will have two distinct size ranges (34-48 and 46-60), and there will be two overlapping sizes in each range. Sewists who fall in sizes 46 and 48 will have the flexibility to select the block better suited to them. Both size ranges are included below for comparison.
|Sizes 34-48 (cm)||34||36||38||40||42||44||46||48|
|Sizes 46-60 (cm)||46||48||50||52||54||56||58||60|
|Sizes 34-48 (in)||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|
|Sizes 46-60 (in)||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|
If you fall into sizes 34-52 you may notice that the new bust measurements are slightly larger now (around 1 cm for sizes 34 to 46) and that measurements for sizes 48 to 52 have changed. This was done to better align our block with current international measurement standards. Before starting any project, we always recommending double checking your own measurements against the pattern’s own measurement chart to ensure you are selecting the right size.
The arrival of our two new dress forms was an exciting day at Deer&Doe. Between the professional details of the form and the lovely texture, they are a delight to work with and we are looking forward to developing on them. We have one specifically to draft and test the new block (size 52 FR / US 20), and another to ensure fit and ease are standardized across both ranges (size 40 FR / US 8).
Last but not least, we are now looking for testers in the new size range! Our pattern development process happens entirely in French (you can read more about that here), so please keep in mind that we can only accept French-speaking testers. If you are interested and a French speaker, please fill out this form here.