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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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What materials did you use? Navy Broadcloth (poly/cotton blend), harvested buttons from a man's shirt I discarded.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? I also completed the Sew the Perfect Fit class and I didn't find that process logical to my brain at all (I'm not saying there's a thing wrong with it, it was also interesting and I did learn some things.... but the BD class makes sense to my brain.... so I'm sticking with that!) Anyhow, this dress shirt. I picked a short sleeve, the rounded/longer length hem and the mandarin collar... so a combo of View A and D, Supposedly this pattern is a "custom" fit for up to a "D" cup. Well.... let me say - not enough for these DD babies I got. So, I needed to make a full bust adjustment as well as use the D cup princess pieces. (I ended up putting a small dart on the front pieces as well, I couldn't get it to work otherwise. I got this idea from McCalls M6076). This shirt has a yoke as well and I decided to eliminate the back yoke seam and cut it on the fold. As always I added some width to the sleeves for my fat arms to have room. I also made room for my belly and ample hips and I like the way it turned out. The buttons aren't in pairs like mine on the pattern, but that's what I wanted to have.... and there you go - a custom shirt! YAY I can't wait to wash it and wear it. I'll probably wear it with the top 3 buttons undone, I just did them all up for the pics.