Online Class

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design

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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.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including patterns (mailed separately)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Barbara Deckert
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Who says you can't be plus-size and fashionable? Learn how to make stylish clothes that fit and flatter your body in Plus-Size Pattern Fitting and Design. Barbara Deckert draws on years of custom dressmaking and her own experience as a large woman. She teaches this class with honesty, warmth and humor. As you work along with Barbara, you'll pick up dozens of techniques and design tips about pattern adjustment, fitting and construction. Her techniques apply to any garment, for any size person, male or female. But this class focuses on the unique figure variations and clothing needs of the plus-size woman. It's about time!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
12:48
Meet Barbara and go over what you'll learn in this class.
2. Design Rules & Considerations
39:22
3. Working with Dressforms
38:26
4. Taking Measurements
24:42
5. Adjusting for Width
34:12
6. Adjusting for Length
30:36
7. Adjusting the Bust
43:35
8. Figure Variations
28:06
9. Basted Garment
43:27
10. Fitting & Finishing Your Garment
52:03
11. Design Variations
31:25

Taught by

Barbara Deckert
Barbara Deckert
Barbara Deckert wrote the book <i>Sewing for Plus Sizes</i> to help her well-padded friends create the beautiful, fashionable,and properly fitted clothes they deserve. Barbara learned fine sewing techniques more than 45 years ago from a professional custom dressmaker. For 25 years, she has created custom bridal, evening and career wear at Barbara Deckert Couture in Elkridge, Md.
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