Skip to content

Sewing for Plus Sizes Creating Clothes That Fit and Flatter

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 1561585513

ISBN-13: 9781561585519

Edition: 2002

Authors: Barbara Deckert

List price: $17.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

This guide for home sewers and dressmakers is for those who wear a size 14 or larger. It gives guidance on how to select designs, proportions, colours and fabrics that enhance and flatter the dimensions, and how to adjust standard patterns.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Sewing is the solution
You are what you wear
Why you can't find clothes that fit
Good fit makes you feel great!
Sewing: The smart and satisfying solution
Fashion figures for plus sizes
Let's give them something to look at!
What to expect when you sew your own clothes
The components of design
Analyzing proportion and line in pattern designs
About your underwear
Listen to your compliments
Tools for plus-sized sewing
Sewing machines
Measuring and drafting tools
Cutting tools
Marking tools
Pressing tools
Hand tools
Dress forms for plus sizes
Choosing fabric for plus-sized designs
Making your fabric choice
Underlinings, linings, and interfacings for plus-sized designs
The quest for quality
Adjusting the pattern to fit your body size
Standardized sizing is a misnomer
Your body isn't ideal, it's real: sizing up
Understanding ease
A note on pants
Safety first
Adjusting the pattern to fit your figure variations
Bust adjustments
Rounded upper back
Large upper arms
Large buttocks
Large or hanging belly
Large neck
Large legs
Hyperextended calves
Design modifications for plus sizes
Adding pleats to pants
Reinforced seams
Shoulder pads
Closure placement
Button placement
The magic of gussets
Slits and vents
Adapting basic patterns to make other garments
A basted fitting: the only way to get it right!
Basting the garment for a fitting
Fitting from the waist up
Fitting from the waist down
After the fitting
Fashion figures for plus-sized designs
How to find, select, and work with a custom clothier
Further reading