Created by: Barbara Deckert
Project

Upsized 24 to 32 Butterick 5861

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

You Can Make This

Barbara Deckert made Upsized 24 to 32 Butterick 5861 with:

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design

Online Class

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design

with Barbara Deckert

  • Silk georgette print & silk doupioni. The buttons are recycled from a dress that I made in the late '80's.

Project Description

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

Q&A with Barbara Deckert

Pauline N asked:
I always love seeing the garments you make out of fabric combinations. This blouse is such a beauty.
Barbara Deckert answered:
Thanks!