International Sizes: Finished Measurements in Centimeters

"How do I compare misses sizes to a junior sizes? I really don't know which I should order or which size would be a better fit."

Get out your measuring tape because there is a difference between each size range. The questions here is how does a Misses size compare to a Junior size.

In an earlier post, we covered the differences between the two size ranges but here are the measurements to determine specifically which Junior size comes closest to an "8" in the Misses size range.

There is one other factor which can throw off all "sizing" and measurements - how generous the manufacturer is in their idea of sizing. The easiest way to put it is this...when it comes to comparing sizes, the more expensive the brand, the more true to size and the more generous the wearing ease.

Have you ever had the opportunity to try on various sweaters of the same size but from different labels and manufacturers? Try it sometimes - you will be amazed.

Let's start by comparing Misses sizes to Junior sizes.

The difference is not just in the finished measurements. You can also tell the difference in the construction and finishing method. The high end garments will be full fashioned (individual garment pieces are made separately then assembled) rather than completed using the cut and sew method.

The big ticket items also provide you with more wearing ease above and beyond the design ease.

Please note that the measurements given below are your actual measurements not the finished measurements of the garment itself.

Also, the style of a garment will affect how it fits - outerwear [jackets, vests, coats and cardigans] has varying amounts of added wearing ease - they are designed to be layered over other garments.

Certain sweater styles have "negative" wearing ease...in other words they are literally smaller than your actual body measurements.

Sweater Sizes
UK 36 38 40 42 44 46
Continentinal 42 44 46 48 50 52
US 34 36 37 40 42 44

International sizes are very different from American sizes. In addition to being labeled in centimeters [2.54 cm to one inch], British, Continental sizing can also vary greatly among various manufacturers.

We converted all finished sweater measurements into centimeters for the convenience of our many international customers. It also helps them compare the size they are accustomed to buying to the range of size offered at Hobbie's House.

Please note that adjustments can be made to any of the measurements as well as the *fit* - from our standard semi-fitted ease of approximately 10 to 11.5 cm [4 to 4.5 inches of ease] to fitted [less wearing ease] or average [more wearing ease].

If you do not see your size, please contact us to determine which one of our sizes corresponds to the correct size for you.

We have added several international sizing charts associated with ready to wear clothing in different countries, including Australia.

These charts are for woven fabrics rather than knits so please use them only as a general guide. Please also note that style, fit and other factors affect how a garment actually fits you regardless of the size. Instead, please use the basic, sweater sizing chart above to make a quick comparison of US, UK and continental sizes.

Please use the link at the bottom of this page for the quickest and most comprehensive conversion tool. It is our first stop to compare actual sizes, then we compare actual finished measurements to ensure the garment will fit.

Visit this site for a super converter of international sizes. It converts sizes for the following countries: the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Russia, and Japan.

Here is yet another website where convert any dress size into the corresponding international size.

For additional help in comparing Hobbie's wizard wear to specific international sizes, be sure to contact us.

Finished Sweater Measurements
For Hobbie's Wizard Wear

Enfants Children

5
6
7
8
10
12
14
Finished Chest/poitrine
66.8
69.6
75
77.8
82
86
90.2

Finished Length/Longueur

40.2
42.5
47.1
49.7
51.7
53.6
54.9
Finished Sleeve/Manche
38.1
41.3
43.8
46.7
49.5
52.4
55.2

Tailles Junior
Juniors

3
5
7
9
11
13
15
Finished Chest/poitrine
92.8
95.6
98.2
101
102
106.4
106.4

Finished Length/Longueur

60.8
63.2
64
64.8
64.8
65.5
65.8
Finished Sleeve/Manche
55.9
56.5
57.2
58.4
58.4
59.1
59.7
Jeunes Femmes Misses
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Finished Chest/poitrine
91.4
97
99.6
102.4
105.2
109.2
113.4
117.4
121.6

Finished Length/Longueur

61.8
63
64.3
65.6
66.8
68.1
68.1
69.4
70.7
Finished Sleeve/Manche
56.5
57.1
57.6
58.4
59.1
59.7
60.3
61
61.6
Hommes/Men 32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
Finished Chest/poitrine 92.8
95.6
101
106.4
112
117.4
122.8
128.4

Finished Length/Longueur

62.7
63
64
64.3
65.3
65.3
66.2
66.5
Finished Sleeve/Manche 59.7
61
62.2
63.5
66
66.7
66.7
67.31

More International Sizing Information

International Woman Sizing Chart

German

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

USA

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

Great Britain

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

Bust

33.1

34.6

36.2

37.8

39.4

40.9

43.3

45.7

48.1

50.4

Waist

26.0

27.2

28.3

29.9

31.5

33.1

35.4

37.8

40.2

42.5

Children Size Chart in Inches

German Size

98

104

116

122

128

134

140

158

US Size

5

6

6X

7

8

9

10

14

Chest

23

23.5

24

24.5

25

26

27

31.5

Waist

20

21.5

22

22.5

23

23

23.5

26.5

Hip

24

24.5

26

27

28

28.5

29

34

We recently came across a page jam packed with valuable sizing information but it was written in German.  Here are the translations for each categogry: Schuhe (shoes); Konfektionsgrößen (garment industry sizing); Anzüge (suits); Hemden (shirts); Socken (socks); Damenschuhe (ladies footwear); Damenbekleidung(women's clothing).

International Sizes - Australian Guidelines

XS S M L XL XXL
Bust 80cm 85cm 90cm 95cm 100cm 105cm
Waist 60cm 65cm 70cm 75cm 80cm 85cm
Hips 85cm 90cm 95cm 100cm 105cm 110cm
Australia 6 (0) 8 (1) 10 (2) 12 (3) 14 (4) 16 (5)
Italy 40 42 44 46 48 50
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18
US 2 4 6 8 10 12
France 36 38 40 42 44 46
Japan 7 9 11 13 15 17

Clothing Conversion Tool For International Sizes



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