How often can you buy ready-made clothes with the perfect fit?
Is this picture familiar? In the shop, you see a dress you were dreaming of, but... the waistline is slightly lower than you need, the waist itself is just a bit wider, and you would like the sleeves a little longer. Well... not perfect, but "will do" (yes, you think, it's a dream-look) - and you have it!
With ready-made sewing patterns, you will meet same issues, as there are no two people with absolutely identical body measurements. And if you and your friend wear the same size, this does not mean that the same dress will fit you absolutely the same way.
Or for a girl who wears, for example, size S, a complete suit might fit perfectly, and another girl with a more feminine figure might need a jacket size S, but a skirt size M or even L.
Everyone has own physique - height, bust, waist, hips, shoulder width, length of legs and so on. All our circumferences, lengths, distances between A and B - all are combined in different ways. The standard size is not a model, but just an average value.
Therefore, some VISUAL information of your figure would be a great additional help when you place an order for customised patterns.
ALL THAT YOU HAVE TO DO (when you place your made-to-measure order) - CHOOSE ONE OPTION OUT OF THREE, DESCRIBING HOW YOU FEEL WHEN TRYING-ON "STANDARD" SIZE CLOTHES.
The images below give examples of figure-shape parameters, most often different from the standard ones.