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Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design taught by Barbara Deckert

Plus-size women deserve cute clothes! Learn how to make comfortable and flattering garments with Barbara Deckert, author of Sewing for Plus Sizes.

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Category Sewing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Traditional
Lesley Wood on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Gaffa tape and cheap tshirt, existing too small adjustable body form wadding and toilet paper old bra

Lesley Wood on craftsy.com

If it looks pretty much like you, it will work fine! If you want more bust definition, you can always put another bra on the outside of the form, and fill the cups with bags of uncooked rice for a natural shape. Thanks for uploading your pic!

04/26/2013 Flag

Thanks Barbara, I think it should be ok as there isn't much definition when wearing clothes anyway!

04/27/2013 Flag

I have a store bought one but she is smaller than me so I took a lid for a stomach and winded around. Now mine looks more like a mummy. I bet yours was a lot of workl Hope it makes your work easier.

07/06/2013 Flag

It took a while, but I gave and unfinished top sat on her at the moment and it is the first top that I have part made that has been anything like my shape for fit! I have been really busy with work but this class has taken so many gremlins out of my mind regarding getting a good fit and Bertha was a wake up call to picking patterns to make x

07/08/2013 Flag


07/08/2013 Flag