Vintage pattern sizes

 

Size:

Measurement

1940's

1970's

1990's

12

bust

30"/76.5cm

34"/86.5cm

34"/86.5cm

 

waist

25"/63.5cm

25 1/2"/ 65cm

26 1/2"/67.5cm

 

hip

33"/84cm

36"/91.5cm

36"/91.5cm

14

bust

32"/81.5cm

36"/91.5cm

36"/91.5cm

 

waist

26"/66cm

27"/68.5cm

28"/71cm

 

hip

35"/89cm

38"/96.5cm

 38"/96.5cm

16

bust

34"/86.5cm

38"/96.5cm

38"/96.5cm

 

waist

28"/71cm

29"/74cm

30"/76.5cm

 

hip

37"/94cm

40"/101.5cm

40"/101.5cm


This information was put together by Emily, and comes from Simplicity patterns of the different vintages.  The metric conversions are mine.  Buying patterns of whatever vintage should always be done by measurement rather than size: now you see why!

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