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Upsized 24 to 32 Butterick 5861

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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
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Traditional, Classic
Barbara Deckert on

What materials did you use? Silk georgette print & silk doupioni. The buttons are recycled from a dress that I made in the late '80's.

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What are you most proud of? Squeezing blood out of a turnip; as usual, I could have used a bit more of each fabric.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're working with a wiggly fabric like silk georgette, cut the neck binding double, as a French binding instead of a single layer; that will make it easier to work with. I wish I had enough of one of the fabrics to have done this, preferably in the black doupioni.

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I didn't have enough of the black doupioni to cut a bias neck binding; nor did I have enough of the print for a binding. I added a bias cut silk organza casing/facing and used clear elastic for a gathered look. The front contrast bands were drafted curved above the bust but I decided that I liked them buttoned all the way up, so I was able to steam and press out the curved shape so that I could lap the bands all the way up.

08/06/2014 Flag

I like what you did with the pattern. It made me look twice athe the original!

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08/15/2014 Flag

Looks great

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