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Pattern Sizing Charts

Pattern Sizing Charts

Candle on the Hill™ patterns, as well as many of the other patterns we carry, offer the special benefit of receiving all sizes of a pattern for just one price! This way, for example, if you need a larger size for your hips and a smaller size for your bust, you can cut out your pattern tapering to the size that you need at the place you need it! There can be a bit of variation in sizing for sewing patterns, and patterns will fit everyone differently. Because it is not possible for patternmakers to custom-fit basic patterns to each individual, standard sizing is used much like it is for store-bought clothing. Below are the approximate measurements the patterns are designed to fit. Use a measuring tape to measure snuggly, but not too tight, over your regular underclothing.

If you prefer a very loose fit, you may wish to use a larger size. We realize that many ladies do not fit perfectly into one size category, so just choose the size that most closely fits your measurements. Many ladies choose their size by their bust measurement, and then adjust the rest for a better fit. Even those that do fit the suggested sizing may find that due to body or posture differences, they still may desire to adjust their sewing pattern. We highly recommend the book, Fitting Finesse, by Nancy Luedtke Zieman, to easily modify patterns for a nice fit. Please see our "Homemaking & Crafting Books" section if you are interested in this great book!

When you first receive your pattern, we strongly suggest that you initially make a quick sew using an inexpensive fabric, such as muslin, to be sure you like the fit and style before using your better dress fabric. We also offer pattern tracing material so that you can trace-off your desired size from the original pattern and thus keep the original pattern clean and intact for later use. This is also available in the "Homemaking & Crafting Books" section. (You could also use non-fusible interfacing, tissue paper, or the back side of wrapping paper.)

Here are the size charts for the Candle on the Hill™ line of patterns, and Kwik Sew® patterns. Since the sizing for the other pattern companies we offer varies, we include the size/measurement information for these patterns in each item description.

King's Daughters

Girl's
Sizes 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 14
Chest 21" 22" 23" 24" 25" 26" 27" 28.5" 30" 32"
Waist 20" 20.5" 21" 21.5" 22" 23" 23.5" 24.5" 25.5" 26.5"
back neck - 9" 9.5" 10" 10.5" 11.5" 12" 12.75" 13.5" 14.25"
Length 23" 25" 27" 31" 33" 35" 36" 37" 39" 42"

Chest and waist sizes (in inches) are approximate. Back neck is measured from where a normal neckline would be at the back of the neck, to the waistline when standing straight. These are NOT garment measurements. Length is from the back of the neck to the hem - this is the length of the dress.

 
Candle on the Hill

Misses
Sizes Small (S) Medium (M) Large (L) XLarge (XL) XXLarge (XXL)
Bust 31-32" 34-36" 38-40" 42-44" 44-46"
Waist 22-24" 26-28" 30-32" 34-36" 38-40"

Girls
Sizes 8 10 12 14
Bust 27-28.5" 28.5-30" 30-32" 32-34"
Waist 22-24" 24-26" 25-28" 26-29"

Kwik Sew Patterns

Misses
Sizes Small (S) Medium (M) Large (L) XLarge (XL)
Bust 34-35.5" 37-38.5" 40-41.5" 43-45"
Waist 22-24" 26-28" 30-32" 34-36"
Hip 35.5-37" 38.5-40" 41.75-43.25" 45-47"

Women's / Plus
Sizes 1X 2X 3X 4X
Bust 45" 49" 53" 57"
Waist 37" 41" 45" 49"
Hip 47" 51" 55" 59"

Girl's
Sizes 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 14
Chest 23" 24" 25" 26" 27" 28" 30" 32"
Waist 21.5" 22" 22.5" 23" 23.5" 24.5" 25.5" 26.5"
Hip 23.5" 24.5" 25.5" 27" 30" 32" 32" 34"

Friends Patterns

Women's Sizes
Sizes 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
Bust 29 1/2" 30 1/2" 31 1/2" 32 1/2" 34" 36" 37 1/2" 39" 41" 43" 44" 45"
Waist 22" 23" 24" 24" 25" 26 1/2" 28" 29" 30" 32" 33" 34"
Hip 31 1/2" 32 1/2" 33 1/2" 34" 36" 37" 38 1/2" 40" 43" 45" 46" 48"
Back Length 15 1/4" 15 1/2" 15 3/4" 16" 16 1/4" 16 1/2" 16 3/4" 17" 17 1/4" 17 1/2" 17 3/4" 18"
  Petite Small Medium Large XL XXL

Men's Shirt Sizes
Sizes Small Medium Large XLarge XXL XXXL
Chest 34/36 37/39 40/42 44/46 48/50 52/54
Back Length 17 18 19 20 21 22

Men's Pant Sizes
Size 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Waist 28 29/30 31/32 33/34 35/36 37/38 39/40 41/42 43/44 45/46
Inseam 29 29 29 3/4 30 1/2 31 32 1/2 33 33 33 33

Children's Sizes
Sizes 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Chest 21 23 25 1/2 27 28 1/2 30 31 1/2 33
Waist 20 21 22 1/2 24 25 26 27 28
Hip 22 24 26 1/2 28 30 32 34 36
Back Length 8 1/2 9 1/2 11 12 13 14 15 16
  Small Medium Large X-Large



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