I’m Maxine and I’m new. I’m a member of several other online sewing forums and just discovered this one… I love Threads mag so even though I haven’t picked on up in years I am anxious to re aquaint myself with it’s extrordinary contents. This looks like a great start.
I am familiar with the difference between ready to wear and pattern sizes for my size, 7/8 = 12-14 or thereabouts. I would like to sew my niece something and need to know the pattern size I should buy. I will have to stick to general styles such as capes and hoodies, etc because she’s in another state and I don’t have her measurements. Until I get them I’m stuck.
If someone could be so kind as to inform me what pattern size I should select I would be very grateful…
She’s a 6x slim in jeans and dresses and she’s tall. (I don’t know how tall) She’s 8 years old if that’s a factor…
Also when I do get a chance to get measurements from my sister what measurements should I ask her to get?