"The Gargoyle" Plus SIze Panty Girdle

from Barbara Deckert Designs

"The Gargoyle" Plus SIze Panty Girdle Pattern


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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cut and sew a simple garment.

Pattern Description:

"The Gargoyle," like those grotesque little monsters that are a part of the downspout and gutter systems of big cathedrals, is a little bit evil but completely practical.

This long leg panty girdle features optional spot control panels: "The Tummy Flattener," "The Tummy Lifter," "The Fanny Lifter," and "The Thigh Tamer." the control panels can be cut from matching fabric or from decorative contrast.

This is a long waisted girdle, meaning that the waist is at the natural, anatomical waist and it is designed to accommodate the curves of the plus size belly and fanny.

Plus size women should wear a girdle every day, just as they wear a bra. Bellies need support! Shape wear smooths and compresses soft tissues, stops jiggling, and allows clothing to fit better and look better.

Ready-to-wear girdles are either very expensive in the better quality national brand names, or they are cheaply made and fabricated in the less expensive no-name versions. They are very hard to find in larger plus sizes.

Currently, there is no girdle pattern in print for any size, much less plus through super sizes.

Girdles are super easy and fast to make. With this pattern, sewers can make a girdle in less than half an hour, with just basic sewing skills, for less than $20 in materials.

For personal use only; not for resale or redistribution.

Detailed, written instructions are included with the pattern. I regret that I cannot offer any individual guidance.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Multi-sized 1X - 5X, hips 55 - 75 inches.


  • Conventional sewing machine with multiple zigzag, zigzag, or straight stretch stitch. Usual cutting, sewing, and marking tools and materials, including tracing paper.
  • Optional 3/4 thread serger.

You Will Also Need:

  • 4-way stretch nylon/spandex power net, jumbo spandex, moleskin, or milliskin; plush back or braided elastic. See written instruction for a complete list of materials.

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 3 reviews)
Marshette on craftsy.com

Excellent Power Mesh Gargoyle  July 29, 2013

This is a pretty easy pattern, especially the second time around. This time I decided to lengthen the legs to smooth out all the way to the knee. I noticed last time that if I were wearing some fitted pants that you could see the line of demarkation through my pants. I also used the same 3/4 inch elastic on the waste as I did on the leg openings. Last time I used a wide elastic at the top.

Either my sewing machine didn't like the powermesh, or I was using the wrong needle, because I ...

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kiwi.relichunter on craftsy.com

Excellent Gargoyle's - Economical and Functional  April 1, 2013

Excellent pattern, easy to pull these together - I'm looking forward to improving my skills to make some more polished Gargoyle's.

deanna Nascimen on craftsy.com

Excellent   March 23, 2013

About Designer

About Designer

Barbara Deckert on craftsy.com

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.

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