🚨Important information: Please read through before ordering.🚨
👉 DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that these are made from a predesigned pattern, and not all patterns fit all bodies. Just like a pair of pants you purchase from the store, fit will differ among individuals.
Given that Dawn isn't personally measuring you before cutting and sewing, it is still impossible to guarantee a perfect fit. The pattern measurements are included below though, to let you see approximately what body size fits what pattern size.
👉NOTE ON WOOL: Different colours react differently to the wool. Some will be "softer" and some will have differences in "stretch". This is normal and not a flaw. This means that different colours may fit slightly different than other colours.
Also, while wool is wonderful and resilient, it is still a natural fibre at the end of the day. Various degrees of wear is normal, and dependent on a number of things: amount of continuous wear, activities done in them, general fit, and overall care. Even something as simple as how you regular sit, and squat up and down, can play a role in how various areas of your pants can experience wear.
Please contact a Facebook group admin if you have concerns about premature wear, and we would love to troubleshoot with you!
How to Order
STEP 1: Measure yourself
Take the following measurements:
Natural Waist (usually an inch or two above belly button, NOT where the waistband will fall)
Waistband circumference (more info below; see step 5)
High Hip (at the hip bones)
Hip (at the widest part)
Shorts Inseam (where you want the capris to fall)
Tape measure should NOT indent into your body. You should be able to fit 2 fingers, no more no less, under the tape measure (basically touching the body and not falling down).
STEP 2: Select Pant Size
Check size chart below and pick the overall pant size that best suit your Hip, High Hip, Natural Waist, and Thigh measurements. It is my opinion that, if you are a voluptuous sized woman, or are apple shaped (i.e. tend to have a larger stomach and slender legs), the leggings will be baggy in the legs with this pattern; this is unfortunately something I can not control).
STEP 3: Select Inseam
Inseam is measured from crotch to where you want your shorts to fall.
The standard inseam is included with price. You can add length to inseam for additional cost, or subtract inseam for free (just select the desired inseam here).
The fabric is stretchy, so where it falls may be different depending on body type. Note that additions and subtractions of inseam are not 1:1 from paper pattern to sewn up item. The larger the addition/subtraction, the more difference there will be.
STEP 4: Select Front and Back Rises
The waistband is approximately 3.5" in height and is INCLUDED in the rise measurement. If you would like the waistband to sit above your underwear line or high hip bones, please take that into consideration.
STEP 5: Select Custom Waistband Circumference
For your custom waistband, find the top of your front rise, place your measuring tape there, and make a full circumference of your waist straight around. Take that measurement and round to the nearest 1/2". This measurement is very important to have a waistband that fits correctly. The waistband is NOT cut at your measurement, your measurement is used to make the correct size for you.