Ladies Sizing Survey

We want to be able to produce great patterns for the 15th and 16th centuries – so we need your help to know what sizes real people are, rather than just the standard range on the measurement charts.

Measurements chart

Our first pattern will be the Lengberg skirted bra pattern, followed by a late 15th century Lengberg gown pattern. And then we’ve got many other patterns planned, for both men and women from the 15th and 16th centuries.  

Now we’ve had a lot of questions about “What sizes will the Lengberg skirted bra pattern come in?” So we are doing a measurement survey to find out what the size range of our customers actually is, so we can produce a good range of sizes. 

Even if you are not interested in the Lengberg Bra pattern, please feel free to join in – we’ll be using the information for the other women’s patterns too. (Gentlemen, your survey is coming later.)

You’ll need a tape measure and a few minutes to fill this out. Answers can be in inches or centimeters. It’s easiest to get someone else to measure you, but you can do it yourself with the help of a mirror.

We’ve added instructions on the form to explain how to take each measurement – the diagram below shows what we are after.

Thank you so much for your help!

Take the Survey!


  1. I’m super exited about this. Can’t wait until it’s available as I’ve been wanting to make one for a while, but struggle a little with drafting without a pattern.

  2. I would love to get on a list for this patternwhen it is available. thanks
    I have read the reasearch and found this and the dress neckline that isliake the
    Moybog gown very interesting. are you going to pattern the dress also?

  3. Hi there, as above – just wondering if there is an email list available for when this pattern will be available for purchase please?

  4. Blown away by the idea that someone (about to be) making commercial patterns cares about real life sizes! Can’t wait to see what comes out of it. Large costumers please participate.

  5. Ooh I hope this pattern does come out! I’m leaving my email adress here and crossing my fingers that something comes out of this project because this has me sooo excited!

  6. I came here from a YouTube video talking about the pattern. I was just wondering if it is for sale now or when will it be for sale, considering this article is over a year old?

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