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So I understand that you choose your size on a pattern by your measurements. The last 2 dresses I made I found myself firmly in the "12" column. One pattern a Vogue dress, the other a New Look dress.
However, when I made the dresses, both ended up being 3 sizes too big in the bust and 2 sizes too big in the hip. Both. On the second dress (the Vogue), I made a muslin first and ended up cutting the bodice in a 6 and the skirt a hybrid between 8 and 10 since I am pretty straight-figured.
Is it possible that the sewing patterns are vanity sizing? I am about to cut Simplicity 0345 and don't want to cut another giant dress.
My measurements are 34-27-36.