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.
Team Sports are in! The Prisoner of Azkaban® style aka the POA team sweater is a favorite of wizards near and far.
Noticed how the new "Team Sweater" colors are darker and richer?
There is a narrow band of contrast trim at the bottom of the sweater body and sleeves.
There are few really good photos to study this particular version but we've been knitting the sweater in the following colors: maroon and old gold, dark green and pewter grey, a dark, "marine" blue with silver grey and old gold with black.
Hobbie's designed the new Team Sweater with these richer colors, a wider accent stripe at the neck band, and narrow accent stripes near the sleeve "cuff" and near the bottom of the sweater body.
Super warm and comfortable, this heavy-weight pullover sweater is knit of 100% acrylic yarns for softness, durability and wash 'n wear ability.
We knit this style sweater in all 4 POA Wizard School color combinations. We also use the same unique stitch pattern. Only the design style has changed!
This unique stitch produces an overall cushiony, padded" effect. The materials are the same high quality, imported yarns as those used to knit the wizard scarf, the school sweater, and the COS styled Sports Team sweater.
Go ahead! Change into your sports team sweater and get set for this high energy sport wearing your favorite colors from Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear.
This style is:
New sweater design, new colors and the price has not budged. This wizarding game is still fast and furious...and you will still need a robe, the protective gear and of course a lightning quick broom.
The Team sweater (in both the COS and the POA styles) is also available in children's sizes.Here are the measurements for the adult sized PoA team sweater.
Juniors: Select the size that comes nearest to your ACTUAL bust measurements.
Size 7: 34.5 Bust Size 9: 35.5 Bust Size 11: 36.5 Bust Size 13: 37.5 Bust = Ladies Size 12 Size 15: 39 Bust= Ladies Size 14
Ladies: Select the size that comes nearest to your ACTUAL bust measurement. Measurements are displayed in the following order: Bust, Body Length and Sleeve Length:
Size 8: 35 / 27 / 23 Size 10: 36 / 27 / 23.25 Size 12: 37.5 / 27.5 /23.5 Size 14: 39 / 28 / 23.75 Size 16: 40.5 / 28.5 / 24
Men's: Select the size that comes nearest to your ACTUAL chest measurement.
36: Length 27 Sleeve 24.5 38: Length 27.5 Sleeve 25 40: Length 28 Sleeve 26 42: Length 28 Sleeve 26.25 44: Length 28.5 Sleeve 26.25 46: Length 28.5 Sleeve 26.5
The POA Team sweater is identical in size and fit to the original, Chamber of Secrets® styled Team Sweater.
The only difference in the design are the two narrow stripes - at the bottom of the sweater body and at the bottom of the sleeves.
For questions about sizing or any aspect of sweater fit, please do not hesitate to contact Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear.
To order the POA styled sweater, please visit the Team Sweater page and select the appropriate "style" option from the drop down menu.
Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear POA Team Sweater