Barbara Deckert
Craftsy Instructor

Elkridge, Maryland

Barbara Deckert wrote the book Sewing for Plus Sizes to help her well-padded friends create the beautiful, fashionable,and properly fitted clothes they deserve. Barbara learned fine sewing techniques more than 45 years ago from a professional custom dressmaker. For 25 years, she has created custom bridal, evening and career wear at Barbara Deckert Couture in Elkridge, Md.

Barbara's Craftsy Classes


Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design

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!

$24.99 $49.99

Meet Barbara

Barbara's Patterns

"The Gargoyle" Plus SIze Panty Girdle


"The Hunky Punky" Plus SIze Panty Girdle


"The Gargoyle" Plus SIze Panty Girdle

rated 5 stars $10.50
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Barbara's Projects

Upsized 24 to 32 Butterick 5861
The Goddess of Glam Cami
The Swinger Half Circle Jacket
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Barbara's Blog