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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

from Barbara Deckert Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : 'The Hunky Punky' Plus SIze Panty Girdle
'The Hunky Punky' Plus SIze Panty Girdle
'The Hunky Punky' Plus SIze Panty Girdle

Pattern Description:

If you can't wear black skulls on your neon green girdle, where can you wear them?

This multi-plus-size panty girdle features optional spot control panels: "The Tummy Flattener," "The Tummy Lifter," and "The Fanny Lifter." 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 for 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 - 6X; fits hips 55 - 75 inches.


  • For panty: 1/2 yard, 4-way stretch, heavy-duty nylon/spandex fabrics such as power net, jumbo spandex, moleskin, or milliskin.
  • For crotch lining: 1/8 yard cotton jersey or French terry.
  • For optional self-fabric or contrast control panels: 1/2 yard fabrics as listed above, also nylon-spandex 4-way stretch swimwear fabrics, stretch lace, or mesh.
  • Plush back or braided elastic: 1.5 yards of 1-3 inches wide for waist; 1.5 yards of 1/2 to 5/8 inch wide for legs.
  • Optional trim: 4 yards stretch trim; decorative bow or charm.
  • For optional control panels: tracing paper.

You Will Also Need:

  • Usual cutting and marking notions. Conventional sewing machine with multiple zigzag, zigzag, or straight stretch stitches; optional 3/4 thread serger.

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