Yesterday Joey posted about the inconsistency in sizes and the fact that sizes have changed over time. I had my suspicions about the change in sizes, but this proves the point too. I was looking on line for ball gowns and I love a portrait collar, so I searched that and found this old pattern, size 14, bust 32". Then I searched measurements for a size 14 on patterns today, a 14 is bust 36, waist 27, hips 38. Then on most of the dress charts, a 14 has a 40" bust. So, there you have it.
Have a great weekend!