Metric Measurement Chart: By Request

Thanks for all the feedback on the Sewaholic Patterns size chart and fabric requirements on last week’s post! Several of you wished the requirements were in metric measurements and I totally understand, being in Canada myself. So I’ve done the conversion!

As requested, here’s the metric version of the Size Chart and Fabric Requirements:

View A is the original, pleated-sleeve version. View B is the ruffled version, and View C is the sleeveless version.

Just so all the information is in one post, here are the fabric suggestions again, for your reference!

Recommended Fabrics:

Chiffon, georgette, charmeuse, challis, crepe de chine, lightweight crepe, lightweight jersey knits.

The fabric you pick should have a nice drape for best results! To get the look of the ruffled blouse, or pleated sleeve, drape is essential. A too-stiff fabric will just stick out and not hang nicely. The fit will be better if your fabric has drape, too, since the blouse has no closures! Look for silk, rayon or polyester soft blouse-weight fabrics.

TIP: You can print out the image above for your records, if you want! Just right-click the image and save a copy to your desktop, and print it out before heading to the fabric store.

Once the shop page is created, I’ll be sure to post both measurement charts in the same place for your reference. I hope this helps!

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9 Responses to Metric Measurement Chart: By Request

  1. Tanit-Isis November 25, 2010 at 6:19 am #

    Hee hee! My measurements are all over the place on your charts :). Something to do with my not being a pear shape, I guess… size 6 bust, size 0 hips ;).

    Thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog last night! You’re amazingly sweet! (and you’re right, pretty much the only things we overlap on sewing are coats and the occasional blouse :). Keeps life interesting, right? )

  2. Claire (aka Seemane) November 25, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    Hi Tasia!
    Thanks for the metric chart :)

    One inseey-teensie thing… (I’m sure this applies to the rest of Europe too) when we purchase Patterns from the Big-4, or when buying fabric by the metre online the widths are given as follows:

    45″ = 115cm wide fabric
    60″ = 150cm wide fabric

    I hope that helps any metric-readers readers of your blog (like myself LOL!) out there :)

    Best wishes,

  3. Funnygrrl November 25, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    Thanks for this. I usually have a conversion calculator open on my iPhone when I go fabric shopping. I hope to find fabric this weekend.

  4. G November 25, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    Now that’s customer service. Thanks!

  5. Rachel November 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    Great idea Tasia – I always either have to ask the shop assistant for help, or just estimate, which doesn’t always work out!!

  6. Hapa November 26, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    I had the same vow effect that some of the other people had last time. I actually have all my measures neatly in a row. I’m a size 2 through and through. That’s a first:). I think it’s great that you came up with the idea to make patterns for a certain body type. I hope that your business goes well and you’ll expand it to other body types in the future. Good luck!

  7. lisa o. November 26, 2010 at 12:57 am #

    Brilliant! Thanks so much. I can’t wait to try it – I think I have my fabric picked out already!

  8. shanna November 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Sadly, still szizing all over the place – size 16 bust, size 8/10 waist, size 12 hips…oh well, I’ll figure it out anyways :)

  9. Gry November 27, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    Hm. In your chart I am a size 12 bust, size 6/8 waist and size 12 hip. Actually that is okay – now I sound like voluptuous hourglass shape instead of an extreme pear shape :-)