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Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design

with Barbara Deckert
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
Plus-size women deserve cute clothes! Learn how to make comfortable and flattering garments with Barbara Deckert, author of Sewing for Plus Sizes.
Who says you can't be plus-size and fashionable? Learn how to make stylish clothes that fit and flatter your body in Plus-Size Pattern Fitting and Design. Barbara Deckert draws on years of custom dressmaking and her own experience as a large woman. She teaches this class with honesty, warmth and humor. As you work along with Barbara, you'll pick up dozens of techniques and design tips about pattern adjustment, fitting and construction. Her techniques apply to any garment, for any size person, male or female. But this class focuses on the unique figure variations and clothing needs of the plus-size woman. It's about time!
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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Barbara and go over what you'll learn in this class.


Lesson 2. Design Rules & Considerations


Lesson 3. Working with Dressforms


Lesson 4. Taking Measurements


Lesson 5. Adjusting for Width


Lesson 6. Adjusting for Length


Lesson 7. Adjusting the Bust


Lesson 8. Figure Variations


Lesson 9. Basted Garment


Lesson 10. Fitting & Finishing Your Garment


Lesson 11. Design Variations

"I've enjoyed the classes here at Craftsy a great deal, but especially this class. I've been able to understand and execute the process of making my patterns fit me better which means better fitting garments for myself and customers. Thank so much for including Plus Size Pattern Fitting and Design."
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