When choosing a pattern for a blouse or a dress, choose the pattern according to your bust size. Stay away from patterns that are too small. Trying to fit a pattern that is too small will put a tightness between the two bust points and the tightness will distort the whole fit of the blouse. It will not look good and you will not feel good in it either. You will need a larger pattern for a better fit. Remember, it always better to decrease a size then to add a size.
Skirt or Pants Pattern
When choosing a pattern for a skirt or pants, choose the pattern according to the hip size.