Join Date: Sep 2004
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This is an informal method, but for my baby clothing business, I went to thrift stores and yard sales and bought representative garments in the various sizes, and I use them as a standard. I chose pants, for example, in similar fabric (woven versus knit) in 3 or 4 sizes, with as simple a pattern as I could find (no ruffles or pockets). I tried to stick to major brands, figuring this is what customers expect in sizing. I also bought rompers, dresses, and shirts, for a total fo 15-20 items. These samples have lasted me for years, as I always refer back to them when designing something new, so my sizing is consistant.
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