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Pattern Sizing

So Chic

Pattern Sizing
« on: July 12, 2019, 15:20:43 PM »
Why is it that patterns seem to change size between garments?  I have two pairs of pull-on trousers made from the same pattern but different fabric and one pair is a good fit and the other feels to have been made for someone else. 
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP with  elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G and Pfaff Overlocker 788 hiding in loft

Helen M

Re: Pattern Sizing
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 15:22:18 PM »
I'd say one factor could be the difference in fabric.
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Pattern Sizing
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 15:51:10 PM »
All fabrics behave differently.  You can have a great fit in one fabric and then another one will need some adjustments to the same pattern.   Weight, drape and stretch all play a part.  I’ve known people have to move darts to get a decent fit because their fabric was heavier and dragged the garment down somewhat.   It just something you get used to and have to be aware of. 

So Chic

Re: Pattern Sizing
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 13:51:52 PM »
Thanks for the answers but both the fabrics I've used are very similar in weight although one is a bit looser weave. 
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP with  elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G and Pfaff Overlocker 788 hiding in loft

Kwaaked

Re: Pattern Sizing
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 22:51:16 PM »
Water weight, undergarments, how long ago you ate, what you've been drinking, illness, medications...all sorts of things play a part.