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09-02-2006
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Hi
Couldnít find any thread similar to this so posting a new one.

What according to you would be the appropriate size and length to make the samples in to be shown to the buyers for getting the orders?
Also what is the difference in sizes in U.S. and U.K.
And is this the correct size chart for reference?

Size 6 Bust- 341/2 waist 251/2 hips 351/2
Size 8 B 351/2 W 261/2 H 361/2
Size 10 B 361/2 W 271/2 H 371/2
Size 12 B 38 W 29 H 39


And lastly what exactly would be the shoulder size for size 10?
Would highly appreciate any help. Thanx

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09-02-2006
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Miss selfridge has this size chart on their website (U.K sizes)

Standard size table

6 B (30½ in) W (23¼ in) H (32¾ in)

8 B (32¼ in) W (32¼ in) H (34¾ in)

10 B (34¼ in) W (27¼ in) H (36¾ in)

12 B (36¼ in) W (29 in) H (38¾ in)

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11-02-2006
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EU sizing chart

Size 34
B.78-82cm W.55-59cm H.84-88cm
Size 36
B.82-86cm W.59-63cm H.88-92cm

unless you plan to show in catwalk or on uber thin girls..
i'd say go for size 36 (86-63-92)
it proves useful since it will be fitting clients who may try something on during your showroom, without making them feel they need to squeeze in (psychological factors count) .


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17-03-2006
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I'm a technical designer in NYC, and the standard size for Missy garments is an "8" for wovens, and a "Medium" for sweaters and knits. Missy Fit models are usually size "8". For sweaters, the average/basic Shoulder Width is 14 1/2" for size "8", and would grade up to 15 1/2" for size "10". Here is the basic size "M" sweater spec for a 12Gauge Jersey sweater (this is just an extremely generic, basic sweater, it will change depending on stitch/fiber content):
Shoulder Width: 14"
Chest Width (measured Flat): 16"
Waist Width (measured Flat): 15"
Bottom Opening (measured Flat): 16 1/2"
Body Length from HPS(High Point of Shoulder): 24"
Sleeve Length from CB (Center Back): 31 1/2"

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17-04-2006
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Umm I was just wondering if someone could tell me what size a sample size is? Thanks!

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A sample size of what?

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Size 2, is it not?

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it depends on the company and the line..
if it is runway- it is usually made to fit thegirl who wears it -so it is whatever her size is..

if it is sportswear samples-it varies
ie- denim...usually a 26/27
but generally it's a size 4 for most things...amrican sizing...

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it depends on the company and the line..
if it is runway- it is usually made to fit thegirl who wears it -so it is whatever her size is..

if it is sportswear samples-it varies
ie- denim...usually a 26/27
but generally it's a size 4 for most things...american sizing...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by softgrey
it depends on the company and the line..
if it is runway- it is usually made to fit thegirl who wears it -so it is whatever her size is..

if it is sportswear samples-it varies
ie- denim...usually a 26/27
but generally it's a size 4 for most things...american sizing...
I agree with Softie

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I work as a womenswear sweater technical designer in NYC. I've worked in both moderate and contemporary markets. Every company I've worked at uses a sample size of "Medium" for knits & sweaters and a size "8" for wovens. Most fit models are size "8". For Plus sizes, most sample sizes are "2X" for knits, "18/20W" for wovens. I've never worked in the "designer" market, but I do know they go a little smaller. American sizing.

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so if you are doing prototypes....it would be good to make a size 6/8 ish one for sample, correct?....

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Depends whether you're talking UK or US sizing there...

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Originally Posted by jun3machina
so if you are doing prototypes....it would be good to make a size 6/8 ish one for sample, correct?....
correct..
if you plan to give out your samples for photo shoots, give it a try for a show or a fashion installation, try maybe a 6 so it can fit well on models.

always try your final fitting on a model (if you can afford this)

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Originally Posted by SamanthaBNYC
I work as a womenswear sweater technical designer in NYC. I've worked in both moderate and contemporary markets. Every company I've worked at uses a sample size of "Medium" for knits & sweaters and a size "8" for wovens. Most fit models are size "8". For Plus sizes, most sample sizes are "2X" for knits, "18/20W" for wovens. I've never worked in the "designer" market, but I do know they go a little smaller. American sizing.
I am in the process of designing my own line and was wondering if you know any sample stores in the New York area. Also, exactly what do I need to send to them for them to create the design?

Thanks!!!

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