About Pattern Runway
Pattern Runway is an independent stylish sewing pattern company providing modern fashionable designs for women. The aim of our designs is to bring a fresh perspective to making ones own clothes and to keep the craft of sewing alive and flourishing. We love how Self made clothing allows for freedom of creation and where anythings possible, you’ll never see the same garment twice.
About Our Patterns
When you order a digital pattern from Pattern Runway you will be supplied with a link to immediately download two separate PDF files; The multisized Pattern, detailed concise Instructions that include diagrams and sewing tips as well as print and assembly info. Our patterns include all seam and hem allowances 1cm / 3/8″ seam allowance for most seams and we sometimes use a 6mm / 1/4″ allowance on things like pocket curves and necklines. Patterns include all other markings such as button placement, notches, balance points, lengthen and shorten indicators.
Our patterns are designed for a 172cm tall woman and our sizing and fit aims to replicate that of current ready to wear. We know that one pattern will never fit every body and include instructions to alter the length (shorten or lengthen) of our patterns. As we have changed our sizing system to suit more bodies, we are in the process of updating some of our earlier styles to our new system, click on the individual styles to view the size chart for that style.
Choosing your size:
To help choose the right size, you will need to take the following body measurements taken over your underwear or form fitting clothing; Bust, waist and hip. Choose your size by comparing your body measurements with those on our size chart and choose the size that closest matches your measurements. If your body measurements are in between sizes, we recommend that you choose the larger size, as its much easier to make a garment smaller! If your measurements are only slightly different than our size chart, choose the closest size, as all our patterns include wearing and style ease on top of the body measurements.
Please note that the size chart is not the finished garment measurements.
We recommend that you also measure your body length and compare to the finished garment length measurements given. To achieve a perfect, individual fit, you may need to adjust patterns in length.
How to Measure the Body:
Bust: Measure around the back, under the arms and across the fullest part of the bust. Tape measure should be flat against the figure, straight across the back and not too tight.
Waist: Measure around the waist, with the tape measure flat against the figure and snug but not too tight.
Hips: Measure over the fullest part of the hips, usually 21-23cm / 8-9” down from the waist. The fullest part of the hip maybe higher or lower depending on the individual figure.