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Patterns sized for Juniors

jackiel | Posted in Patterns on

I have been looking for patterns sized for my granddaughter who is 14. She is about 5’3 and wears a size 0 in store bought clothes. I have looked in the pattern books but could find nothing very appealing, especially for a dressy affair. If there are patterns out there that anyone knows about, I would be very happy to hear from you. Thanks in advance for any and all information. Jackiel


  1. Teaf5 | | #1

    I recommend that you take a closer look at the patterns for Misses/Petites; a size 4/6 pattern may fit her, even though her RTW size is much smaller. My daughter wears a size 3 in RTW, and a pattern sized 10 fits her. If you buy a pattern on sale and compare it to a dress that fits her, you can see how this works out.

  2. mygaley | | #2

    Teaf5 is right about pattern sizing.  I do a good many formals and bridesmaids and I see that the girls have on garments that are size 4 and 5, but a size 6 pattern is not big enough for them in any way.  Also, if you are adapting a larger pattern for your granddaughter, please remember to raise the armscye so she will be able to lift her arms.  God bless you Galey

  3. SewNancy | | #3

    My daughter is a size 2 in rtw, but a 10 or 12 in patterns. When she was younger I had to do a small bust adjustment a very easy change. Vogue has Anna Sui and Olive and Bette patterns, but cool hip designers.
    Burda WOF always has a young hip design or 2 and Burda patterns has a young hip section. Take a look at or at some of the young designers and see what patterns can be altered to look like them.
    Sometimes its just a matter of the details or the finishing that makes them younger.

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