What do we mean by ‘Australian Size 10’?

There have been some enquiries about what the standard Australian size 10 measurements are in the Little Black Dress category in this year’s Tessuti Awards.

They do vary between countries and markets. Here in Australia, we have what is often referred to as the junior market (Cue, Sportsgirl, Wish etc) and the mature market (Sportscraft, David Lawrence etc)

The approx measurements are as follows :

Junior Market

Bust – 34 – 35″
Waist – 28.5″
Hips – 39.5″

Mature Market

Bust – 35.5 – 36″
Waist – 30″
Hips – 40″

This is a rough guide – they do not have to be made exactly to these measurements.

To us, the most important thing about this competition is that you have fun with your creation and enjoy a great night out with like-minded sewers and lovers of fashion.

Note: Just a reminder that the Australian size 10 requirement is only relevant to the Little Black Dress category. The Smart Daywear/Evening Category is open to all sizes.