Hello! I'm an Australian journalist writing a non-fiction book called 'Out of Shape' (scheduled for publication in March 2013 through Affirm Press) which examines the histories and cultures of clothing fit and size.
I'm especially interested in how sizes and fits for both men and women have changed over time, and how we revisit the clothes of the past to help judge fit and size now.
If you sew from vintage patterns, you're in an excellent position to help my research. This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete, and if you leave your name, you'll be credited in my finished book.