Find your Fit:
Let's face it, Petites come in different proportions and sizes, but SBCC Patterns are designed for Petites sizes 00-28W (that's where the Bitch and Curvy Chick come from). SBCC Patterns are designed for the woman who is short in stature, but not in attitude. SBCC petites are 5 ft 4" (1.63M) and under and 5'1" (1.55M) is the base height for all SBCC patterns.
Before you start sewing it is important to understand where you fit into the SBCC sizing guide.
Let's get started!
Grab a tape measure…..
Chest: Take your tape measure and wrap it around the fullest part of your chest, making sure that it does not dip down in the back.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around the narrowest part of you waist- usually this is at your belly button.
*note: for pants the finished waist measurement will be bigger than your natural waist because the pants are designed to sit lower than waist level. For a better idea of where the waist of the pants will be consult a pair of pants you already own and compare the waist measurements of your pants vs. the finished garment measurements.
Hips: Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and backside. Make sure that the tape does not dip down in the back for accurate measurements.