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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 ...

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'The Hunky Punky' Plus SIze Panty Girdle

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : 'The Hunky Punky' Plus SIze Panty Girdle
'The Hunky Punky' Plus SIze Panty Girdle Girdle Back
'The Hunky Punky' Plus SIze Panty Girdle Girdle Front

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covingtonmom    February 15, 2016
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I'm confused trying to cut out all of the correct pieces. Did you color block your sample, or is there supposed to be a large skull piece over the full front piece? The patter also says 'Tummy Control Panel Placement" on the back piece. Is the Tummy Flattener a diamond-shaped piece?
Thanks.

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Barbara Deckert  February 18, 2016
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No, it's not color-blocked, which to me means piecing. On the sample, the mesh print with the skulls is a contrast overlay, and is mostly for decoration. All the control panels are completely optional, and may be cut of self-fabric or contrast. So, you can use none or all of the optional control panels. In the sample, I used all of them, some of which overlap each other. The written instructions explain how to apply these overlays to the main piece and sew them in place during construction.

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covingtonmom  February 19, 2016
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Thanks for the quick reply. I did get it figured out, but it would be very helpful to actually define the cutting lines for the control panels and tummy flattener, rather than just saying placement lines. Just a thought if you ever choose to update the pattern. Also, it does say 'tummy flattener placement line' on the 'fanny' piece which is confusing.
By waist, I would have been in your 2x, but my hips are much smaller so I used the 1x and had to take it in by about 3" on each side to get any support. I also narrowed the crotch width and raised the leg openings so that it didn't come out looking like a boy short rather than a brief. Overall, not displeased with the outcome.

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Barbara Deckert  February 26, 2016
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You're right, the amount that you might need to take this panty in along the SS's during the fitting depends on the stretchiness of your fabric or fabrics, and on the amount of compression that you desire, AND this will vary with every different combination of fabrics that you use in the future.

For the optional control panels, the cutting line and placement lines are the same, since there are no SA's.

You're the first to catch the boo-boo on the back piece, for which I apologize: that's a fanny flattener control panel, not a tummy flattener, unless your anatomy is even weirder than mine.

This is a full coverage panty, or "granny-panty" if you will. It's drafted to accommodate the curves of a larger backside and belly, or even a hanging belly, so it does differ in style from the skimpier panties typically available in RTW. I'm glad you altered the design lines to please; that's what makes sewing fun!

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demaroge    March 29, 2013
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I would like to purchase the pattern .... do you have it in a size Large?

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Barbara Deckert  October 16, 2014
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This pattern is multi-sized 1X-6X; hips 55-75". It would be easy to adjust it to a large by fitting it at the SS's, as the instructions direct.

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billedeaux    February 14, 2014
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Taking the class on plus sized adjustments and looking forward to making this foundation garment. Any ideas on some places to buy the supplies? I haven't found them all in one place yet...

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Barbara Deckert  October 16, 2014
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Appropriate fabrics and trims are easy to find on line; just Google "nylon-spandex power net" and so on. Bra-making supply places may have both the fabrics and elastics that you need.