Sewing Clothes: Are patterns true to size?

Whenever I introduce a new sewing pattern, I always get this question: Are these patterns true to size? You know, wherever you go sizes vary. In this company, you may be a size 8, then in another company, you could be a 10. But then, in other companies, you are a size L. You see, sizes can be a number, or letters or whatever they like to call it. However, what truly matters when sewing clothes is the true actual measurements. So, for those of you asking if the measurements in a sewing pattern are true to size, here it is.

When you make clothes YOU are in complete control of the size you make.

I recently made me and my daughter a tank top from Jalie 3911 sewing pattern.  So, in this video, I will share with you tips on how to check your garment sewing pattern pieces before cutting your fabric and sewing clothes so you understand what I mean by my statement above. 

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Watch my video tutorial for more details on how to check the proper measurements of your sewing pattern pieces. Enjoy!

Happy Sewing!

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