Originally Posted by lactosefree
Artlady - Thanks for all the great advice!
Ok so the way I determined which size to make was sort of a cheater's way. I took my favorite hoodie and zipped it up and put it on the floor and measured the circumference and got about 48. Do you think I should measure my actual body instead?
If your favorite hoodie has a chest measurement of 48"...then you want your CPH chest measurement to be the 48" at least. I think the measurements that our pattern gives is for FINISHED MEASUREMENTS. I'll go double check myself...but I think that's right.
No, your way IS NOT a cheater's way! It is the smart way!
It is the way that most designers advise!