Metric XS S M L XL XXL
NZ Womens Size 8 10 12 14 16 18
Bust 85cm 90cm 95cm 100cm 105cm 110cm
Hip 94cm 99cm 104cm 109cm 114cm 119cm
Waist 65cm 70cm 75cm 80cm 85cm 90cm
Dropped Waist 83cm 88cm 93cm 98cm 103cm 108cm
NZ Womens Size 20 22 24
Bust 115cm 122cm 129cm
Hip 124cm 131cm 138cm
Waist 95cm 102cm 109cm
Dropped Waist 113cm 120cm 127cm


All measurements are in centimetres. When patterns are made all measurement have plus 3cm for ease.

  • Bust Measured around the fullest part of the bust.
  • Hip Measured around the fullest part of the hip.
  • Waist True waist measured around the smallest part of the waist.
  • Dropped Waist Measured 7cm below the true waist.

Note: This size chart should be used as a guide only. The fit of a garment may vary from style to style depending on the design. A normal pattern allowance of 3cm over all is allowed for ease on each measurement.

Size 8-20 are mainly used for woven styles (non stretch) such as shirts, dresses, pants, jackets and skirts.These style have a 5cm grade.

Sizes 20-24 are the same except these have a 7cm grade.

Size XS - XXL are mainly used for knit styles (stretch)such as dresses, tops, pants, skirts and knitwear.

This size guide has been a revision as of April 2016.