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How to Choose Between Virginia & Virginia Curve

How to Choose Between Virginia and Virginia Curve! Megan Nielsen Patterns Blog

If you find yourself in the crossover 14-20 sizes and are struggling to choose between the Virginia and Virginia Curve patterns, today I will be sharing a visual comparison between them! Our diagrams will compare a size 18 from our 0-20 range shown in outline, to the size 18 in the Curve range as shown in green.

As with all of our patterns, the Virginia Curve pattern is drafted with the same style and design details but with a curvy figure in mind. In the image below you can see how that translates to the look and fit of the finished garments. We’ve compared a View B Virginia leggings of the same size, but that are drafted for the two different body shapes.

The Curve pattern includes a higher natural waistline, and this has the impact of a proportionately longer crotch depth. We have included a full tummy adjustment which has the impact of creating more ease across the lower abdomen below the natural waistline and changes to the shape of the waistline.

You will also notice that the Curve pattern has a more scooped out crotch curve in both the front and the back. It also includes more ease in the thigh and calf, however we have tried to keep the lengths of views consistent across both patterns.

If you find yourself in the crossover of the two ranges in sizes 14-20 we recommend that you choose your pattern based on waist and hip measurements, taking the crotch length into consideration.

Both patterns come with the same awesome variations and all our tutorials and add on ideas can be applied to either!

I hope you have found this breakdown on how to choose between VirginiaVirginia Curve helpful. If you have any questions or need any further help please let me know in the comments!


Here’s the full list of Virginia tutorials :

  • How to Choose Between Virginia and Virginia Curve (this post!)
  • Sewalong : Seams
  • Sewalong : Narrow Waistband
  • Sewalong : Wide Waistband
  • Sewalong: Cuffs
  • Sewalong : Hem

Don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNvirginia and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!

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Virginia & Virginia Curve

Order Virginia today in sizes 0-20 and Curve sizes 14-34

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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