Which pattern size should I choose? / サイズ選び（日英記事）Posted by CouleureStaff on
✂️ How to choose your pattern size
Couleure’s patterns are based on Japanese dress sizes. Dress size 7 (S), 9(M), 11(L), 13(XL) and some patterns are in 15(2L) and 17(3L). The size chart on the product page is "Garment Measurements" and not nude measurements.
Please take your body measurements and select the right size from the chart.
For tops check the bust-size. We recommend you check the sleeve length before construction, as sleeve lengths differ quite largely.
For bottoms, check the hip-size, then the waist. You may decide to adjust the length depending on your hight.
You may wish to go up or down a size depending on the fit or how you want to wear the item. If you find yourself in between a size, it is better to go up a size and adjust later. We strongly advise on making a toile in a similar weight calico before using your fashion fabric. You can make simple adjustments or complicated alterations at this stage.