How to Choose Your Size
Welcome to your Cashmerette pattern! Whether this is your first time making a garment with a Cashmerette pattern, or your body has undergone changes since the last time you measured yourself, we’re here to help you find your ideal size or set of sizes.
Start by measuring your high bust, full bust, waist and hip:
Compare it to the body measurements chart below. If you fit into different sizes at your bust, waist or hip you can grade between the sizes to make a custom-fit size that will fit you. You can also reference the finished garment measurements chart to see the actual size of the garment—but bear in mind that there is negative ease in knit garments, so the garment may be smaller than your body measurements by design.
How to Choose Your Bra Cup
Cashmerette Patterns are uniquely designed in three cup sizes: C/D, E/F and G/H. Each pattern was designed using three separate blocks for the three cup sizes.
As bra sizes are variable, use your high bust and full bust measurement to choose your bust size, rather than your bra size – don’t worry if it’s different than you expect!
First, compare your high bust measurement to the high bust line in the body measurements table to pick your starting size.
Then, compare your full bust measurements to the full bust line in the body measurements table for the same size. There are several possibilities:
- If your High Bust and Full Bust are both in the same size (for instance, your High Bust is a 53″ and your Full Bust is a 57″), then you simply pick that cup size (in this case, 28 E/F).
- If your High Bust is in one size, and your Full Bust is larger than any of the options in that size (for instance, your high bust is a 53″ and your full bust is a 59″) then you may need to do a Full Bust Adjustment. In this case, you’d start with a size 28 G/H and do a 1 inch FBA.
- If your High Bust is one size, and your Full Bust is smaller than any of the options in that size (for instance, your high bust is a 53″ and your full bust is 54″), then you may need to do a Small Bust Adjustment. In this case, you’d start with a size 28 C/D and do a 2 inch SBA.
If your high bust is between sizes, always go up to the next size for your starting size.