with Barbara Deckert
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!
Meet Barbara and go over what you'll learn in this class.
Learn about design principles such as proportion, line, color, texture and fabric pattern and how they affect the finished look of your garment.
Take standardized measurements and measure figure variations. Learn to make a dress form.
Prepare for measuring and learn measuring tips. Discover the concept of ease and how to select a pattern size.
Calculate and mark width adjustments for tops, pants and other garments.
Learn to calculate for both increasing and decreasing length alterations.
Understand darts and learn to mark and make bust adjustments.
Learn to make adjustments for figure variations including a rounded upper back, large upper arms, and a rounded backside.
Learn the importance of basted fitting. Join your garment pieces together using basting stitches.
Put on the garment and check the fit. Make adjustments to your pattern pieces, then learn to make permanent adjustments.
Discover ways to design garments for everyday scenarios, including work, social occasions and play.
"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."
$49.99 (50% Off!)
Vogue Patterns 8815 Misses Top. more info
Vogue Patterns 8815 Misses Top
Versatile patterns for fitted tops with raised waist and hemline variations and a narrow hem. Views A,B have a back zipper. View C is a pullover. Options for sleeveless, short sleeve and long sleeve variations.
Pattern size measurements:
|Chest||35in (89cm)||36in (91cm)||37.5in (95cm)||39.5in (100cm)|
|Chest||41.5in (105cm)||43.5in (110cm)||45.5in (116cm)||47.5in (121cm)||49.5in (126cm)|