To grade means to transfer between one size line to another (or multiple) within the same garment.
Patterns are designed as an excellent starting point for a garment. Everyone’s body is different so it is very possible you should make adjustments to the pattern to make it perfect for your size and shape.
One change you might encounter, is if you fall within multiple sizes of a pattern. Your high bust (includes neck and shoulders) might be a few sizes different to your hip size.
Choosing the right sewing pattern size is critical to getting a good fit for your sewing project but it doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated! All you need to pick the right size are some key personal measurements and the Body Measurement table provided in the pattern. This guide will walk you through choosing the right size for you.
Looking for a bit of Hailey inspiration? Check out this gallery of Hailey Shirts showcasing the full range of sizes from the testing team. There was a wide range of fabrics used, so you can see it in all sorts of colours, fabrics, and of course … sleeve options! Plenty of variations to get your own ideas flowing!
The Rosalee Dress been chosen as a finalist in the 2021 British Sewing Awards for best sewing pattern!
I’m so incredibly excited! The winner will be decided by a celebrity judge and announced in October. Of course, I’d love to win but right now I’m absolutely over the moon being a finalist! Giddy and emotional are good ways to describe how I’m feeling!
Did you know…
You can make it as either a maxi or knee-length version.
There are 5’3″ / 5’5″ / 5’7″ height lines on the skirt pieces
It has incredibly deep pockets
It is bra friendly
The pattern is available in both PDF and Paper versions
You can order a new printout of the pattern pieces (A0/copyshop) whenever you want, no matter which version you buy! No more worries about losing pieces or tea incidents, especially if you’ve bought the paper version.
There are also details on how to make a top version in both woven and stretch on the blog.