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Sizing Guide

Our sizing guide is closely linked to our story. 

Sizing guidelines for most readymade garments consider 3 measurements – Bust, Waist and Hips.

Traditional pattern making considers that we are all proportioned the same way. But your body is more than just these 3 numbers and each body is unique. Largescale manufacturers use standardized sizing to mass-manufacture garments. This has given us affordable clothing that is readily available. On the other hand, the beauty of tailored clothing is the perfect fit to your own measurements.

SutraVerse believes it should be possible to find a happy medium between affordable ill-fitting and uncomfortable garments and costly tailored fits.

At SutraVerse, we address some of the common challenges faced by real women finding off-the-shelf clothes that fit well. 

What true size are you?

SutraVerse Size Chart
Female bodies are more than just 3 standard measurements. We are shapely - each one of us

Our bodies change with time, age, circumstances, hormones, time of the month or day...the list is quite long! And some parts - the chest, waist, hips, change more than others - the shoulders, height....

In traditional garment design, the sizing guides go up and down from a base size - typically a medium or large. It assumes that we all have the same shape and each part increases or decreases by the same amount.  So when your body changes, as it invariably does for most of us, readymade garments just do not fit. Either they droop at the shoulders, compress the bust or are tent like at the hip. 

Now, consider another element of this basic design - the back and front of garments are cut on the same template and the only changes are to the darts, neckline and sleeve curve. But are our bodies are symmetrical in the front-to-back plane?

 

If you are not convinced, or are just curious join me in an experiment 

Stand in front of a mirror sideways and observe how the body curves. Now observe yourself from the front and back.

At SutraVerse, we created Sutras (rules) for ourselves based on our observations when we did the same experiment

  • Our bodies are 3-dimensional and our clothes should follow. 

  • Patterns for generous curves need additional adaptations. 

  • All bodies are not the same so we need to design clothes that look good however shapely you are. 

Let us celebrate your curves, celebrate You!

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