Vintage patterns are usually sized by bust measurement. This is the best single measurement for choosing a pattern size.
If you have a larger bust size compared to your dress size you will need to calculate your dress cup size. Its very simple, to show how please click here
We specialize in grading vintage patterns to other Bust sizes, from 32 to 64 inches (82cm to 163cm) on request.
PLEASE NOTE; the waist sizes in these charts are the SMALLEST possible size that can be made from the pattern size, after darts, pleats, tucks, etc. They are hourglass shapes in this traditional chart. All patterns have allowances to adjust waist size.