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Sizing charts - separated by pattern maker names

Many people have asked us to explain the sizing on the various patterns that we handle, we are hoping that this page will answer your questions.

Buckaroo Bobbins, Laughing Moon, Rocking Horse Farm, Period Impressions, Wisconsin, The Mantua-Maker, Past Patterns

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Buckaroo Bobbins

(all pattern numbers coded with a BB prefix)

Ladies sizes 

taken from their "Frillies" pattern

Size

XS  6 S  8 M 10-12 L 14-16 XL 18-20 XXL 22-24
Bust 30 1/2" 31 1/2" 32-24" 36-38" 40-42 44-46"
Waist 23" 24" 25-26 1/2" 28-30" 32-24" 37-41"
Hips 32 1/2" 33 1/2" 34 1/2-36" 38-40" 42-44" 46-48"

Gentleman's shirt sizes

taken from their "Western Heritage Shirts"

Size XS S M L XL
Chest 34" 36-38" 40-42" 44-50" 52-56"

Gentleman's britches sizes

taken from their "Britches" pattern

Size 32" 34" 36" 38" 40"
Waist 32" 34" 36" 38" 40"
Hip 34" 36" 38" 40" 42"
Inseam 31" 32" 33" 34" 35"

Laughing Moon

(all pattern numbers coded with a LAF prefix)

These sizes are taken from the pattern

"1909-1913Day and Evening Dress"

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
Bust 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 30 1/2" 31 1/2" 32 1/2" 34" 36" 38" 40" 42" 44" 46" 48"
Waist 21" 22" 23" 24" 25" 26 1/2" 28" 30" 32" 34" 36" 38" 40"
Hip 30 1/2" 31 1/2" 32 1/2" 33 1/2" 34 1/2" 36" 38" 40" 42" 44" 46" 48" 50"

Rocking Horse Farm

(all pattern numbers coded with the prefix of RH)

Ladies

Size S   8-10 M 12-14 L 16-18 XL 20-22 QU 24-26
Bust 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48
Waist 23-25 26-28 30-32 34-37 39-42
Hip 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50

Men's

Size S M L XL King
Chest 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52
Neck 14 1/2 15 1/2 16 1/2 17 1/2 18 1/2
Sleeve-length 32 33 34 35 36

Children

Size 3 4 5 6
Breast 22 23 24 25
Height 38 41 44 47

Girls

Size 8 10 12 14
Breast 27 28 30 32
Waist 23 24 25 26
Hip 28 30 32 35

Boys

Size 8 10 12 14 16
Chest 26 28 30 32 34
Waist 23 24 25 27 29
Hip 27 29 31 33 35

Patterns of History

from Wisconsin Historical Society

(all pattern numbers coded with the prefix of WIS)

 

Sizes 8 10 12 14 16 18
Bust 31 1/2 32 1/2 34 36 38 40
Waist 24 25 26 1/2 28 30 32
Hip 33 1/2 34 1/2 36 38 40 42
Back Length 15 3/4 16 16 1/4 16 1/2 16 3/4 17

Period Impressions

(all pattern numbers coded with a IM prefix)

All of Period Impressions patterns come three to a size in an envelope,  for example the women's size Small comes with Misses 6-8-10

all measurements are in inches

Size XS S M L XL
Men's 28-30-32 34-36-38 40-42-44 46-48-50 52-54-56
Women's   6-8-10 12-14-16 18-20-22 24-26-28
Children's   4-5-6 7-8-10 12-14  

 

 

Infant and Toddler Children's Girl's
Size 1/2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 14
Breast 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
Waist 19 19.5 20 20.5 31 31.5 22 23 23.5 24.5 25.5 26.5
Hip         24 25 26 27 28 30 32 34
Back Length         9.5 10 10 11.5 12 12.75 12.5 14.25
Height 28 31 34 37 43 45 57 50 52 56 58.5 61

 

     Ladies'/ Misses sizes       

Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
Bust 30.5 31.5 32.5 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Waist 23 24 25 26.5 28 30 32 34 37 40 43 46
Hip 32.5 33.5 34.5 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Back waist Length 15.5 15.57 16 16.25 16.5 16.75 17 17.25 17.5 17.75 18 18.25

Men's Sizes

Size 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Chest 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Waist 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 39 42
Hip 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
Neckband 13 13 13.5 14 14.5. 15 15.5 16 16.5 17

Larger Men's and Boys

Men's

Boy's
Size 48 50 52 54 56   7 8 10 12 14
Chest 48 50 52 54 56   26 27 28 30 32
Waist 45 48 50 52 54   23 24 25 26 27
Hip 47 49 511 53 56   27 28 29.5 31 32.5
Neckband 17.5 18 18.5 19 19.5   11.75 12 12.5 13 13.5
                                                  Height 48 50 54 58 61

 


The Mantua-Maker

(all pattern numbers are year with a one or two digit number ie., 1880-4)

Some patterns contain three sizes, as indicated below. Corset patterns contain all sizes.  Be sure to measure while wearing any appropriate underpinnings.  Most patterns , especially of loosely fitting clothing such as underwear, contain five lines, marked as shown on the second chart below

Small Medium Large X-large
Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Bust 30 32 33.5 35 37 39 41 43 45.5 48 50.5 53
Waist 22 23.5 25 26.5 28.5 30.5 32.5 36 40.5 43 45.5 48
Hips 32 34 35.5 37 39 41 43 45 47.5 50 52.5 55

.

Size Petite Small Medium Large X-Large
Bust 32 36 40 46 52
Waist 24 28 32 38 44
Hips 34 38 42 48 54

 

Past Patterns

(all pattern numbers coded with a P prefix)

These sizing charts are taken from the back of select patterns.

Men's

P008- Men's Small-Fall Trowsers

Waist Size 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
Hip Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Side Seam 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.4 45
Crotch Depth 9.75 10 10.25 10.5 10.75 11 11.25 11.5

 

P007 Mid-19th Century Shirt with Detachable Collar

Chest 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Back Width 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Neck 14 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5 18
Arm Length 24.5 24 5/8 25 25 3/8 25.75 26 1/8 26.5 26 7/8 27.25

 

P503  1926 Slip-On Evening Dress

Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 31.5 33 34.75 36.25 37.75 39.25 40
Waist 24.75 25.5 27 28.5 30.25 31.75 33.25
Hips 33.75 35.5 37 38.5 40 41.75 43.25
Back Length 15.5 15.75 17 16 1/8 16 3/8 16 5/8 16.75
Neck 13 13.25 13.75 14.25 14.5 14.75 15.25
Sleeve Length 22.75 22.75 22.75 22.75 22.75 23 23

Truly Victorian

Each pattern is multisized, containing all the sizes as follows:

Skirt Size Chart

X-Small.........Waist - 20-22"...........Hips - 30-31"
Small........Waist - 23-25"...........Hips - 32-34"
Medium........Waist - 26 -28".......Hips - 36-38"
Large........Waist - 30-32"..........Hips - 40-42"
X-Large........Waist - 34-36"..........Hips - 44-46"
2X-Large.......Waist - 38-40"...........Hips - 48-50"
(Specially marked patterns only)
3X-Large.......Waist - 42-44"...........Hips - 52-54"


Bodice Size Charts
All bodices are Group A only, unless otherwise stated.

If Bust measure minus Waist measure is 7 inches or more, use size group A.
If Bust measure minus Waist measure is 7 inches or less, use size group B.

 
SIZE A B C D E F G H I J K
SIZE - A Bust 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
GROUP Waist 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42


Patterns TV420 and TV460 only

 
SIZE A B C D E F G H I J K
SIZE - B Bust 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
GROUP Waist 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45


 

Women

LADIES'S SIZES

PLUS SIZES

Size S(mall) M(edium) L(arge) X-L(arge) XX-Large XXX-Large
Bust

Waist

34"

32"

38"

35"

42"

40"

48"

46"

52"

50"

56"

54"

 

   Young Girls (childs)

Size S(mall) M(edium) L(arge)
Bust

Waist

21-22"

20"

23"

21"

24-25"

22"

Hips 21" 23" 25"

 

Girls

Size S(mall) M(edium) L(arge)
Bust

Waist

26"

23"

28"

25"

32-34"

26-28"

Hips 26" 28" 30-32"

 

Men

Size S(mall) M(edium) L(arge) X-L(arge)
Chest

Neck

34-36"

15"

38-42"

16"

44-48"

17"

50-52"

18"

Arm Length 21" 22" 22" 23"
Waist 30-32" 34-40" 42-45" 48-52"

 

Boy's/Teens

Size

S(mall)

M(edium)

L(arge)

Teen Size

Chest

Neck

20-23"

11"

25-27"

12"

28 1/2-30"

13"

32-34"

13 1/2-14"

Arm Length - - - -
Waist 18-21" 22-23" 24 1/2-25 1/2" 26 1/2-28"