Petite clothing is sized for women 5′ 4″ or shorter. In a store, you could shop the petite section. When sewing, you can adjust any pattern to fit a petite with some simple alterations. Madalynne shares a handy chart showing the adjustments to make to a regular size pattern to make it fit petites. As she points out, her adjustments are just general guidelines, and the right adjustments for each person’s body may vary. Even so, her handy chart is an excellent starting place. Go to her blog to get the measurement chart.
[photo from Madalynne]
By Anne Weaver