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Created by: Lesley Wood


You Can Make This

Lesley Wood made Bertha with:

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design

Class + Kit

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design

with Barbara Deckert

  • Gaffa tape and cheap tshirt
  • existing too small adjustable body form wadding and toilet paper old bra

Q&A with Lesley Wood

Barbara Deckert asked:
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!
Lesley Wood answered:
Thanks Barbara, I think it should be ok as there isn't much definition when wearing clothes anyway!
midnightm738687 asked:
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.
Lesley Wood answered:
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