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Sewing for Plus Sizes : Creating Clothes That Fit and Flatter - Barbara Deckert

Sewing for Plus Sizes

Creating Clothes That Fit and Flatter

Paperback Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9781561585519
Number Of Pages: 154

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Everyone looks great in clothes that fit, no matter what your size. If ready-to-wear doesn't do it for you, let Barbara Deckert teach you how to sew for your plus-size body with Sewing for Plus Sizes. She will guide you through the process of selecting designs, fabrics, and colors that flatter plus- and super-size figures. In addition, you'll get great techniques for sizing up any pattern (even those fancy designer ones!), special concerns for plus-size sewers, and lots of hints and advice make this the most useful sewing book you'll ever own.

Introductionp. vi
Sewing is the solutionp. 2
You are what you wearp. 4
Why you can't find clothes that fitp. 5
Good fit makes you feel great!p. 7
Sewing: The smart and satisfying solutionp. 8
Fashion figures for plus sizesp. 9
Let's give them something to look at!p. 10
What to expect when you sew your own clothesp. 12
The components of designp. 13
Analyzing proportion and line in pattern designsp. 18
About your underwearp. 24
Listen to your complimentsp. 25
Tools for plus-sized sewingp. 26
Furniturep. 28
Sewing machinesp. 29
Measuring and drafting toolsp. 30
Cutting toolsp. 32
Marking toolsp. 33
Pressing toolsp. 34
Hand toolsp. 35
Dress forms for plus sizesp. 36
Choosing fabric for plus-sized designsp. 40
Fibersp. 42
Making your fabric choicep. 48
Underlinings, linings, and interfacings for plus-sized designsp. 49
The quest for qualityp. 51
Adjusting the pattern to fit your body sizep. 52
Standardized sizing is a misnomerp. 54
Your body isn't ideal, it's real: sizing upp. 56
Understanding easep. 72
A note on pantsp. 75
Safety firstp. 77
Adjusting the pattern to fit your figure variationsp. 78
Bust adjustmentsp. 80
Rounded upper backp. 87
Large upper armsp. 87
Large buttocksp. 88
Large or hanging bellyp. 88
Large neckp. 88
Large legsp. 89
Swaybackp. 89
Hyperextended calvesp. 89
Design modifications for plus sizesp. 90
Waistbandsp. 90
Adding pleats to pantsp. 102
Reinforced seamsp. 105
Shoulder padsp. 106
Closure placementp. 111
Button placementp. 113
The magic of gussetsp. 113
Slits and ventsp. 117
Adapting basic patterns to make other garmentsp. 119
A basted fitting: the only way to get it right!p. 122
Basting the garment for a fittingp. 124
Fitting from the waist upp. 126
Fitting from the waist downp. 134
After the fittingp. 139
Fashion figures for plus-sized designsp. 140
How to find, select, and work with a custom clothierp. 142
Further readingp. 147
Resourcesp. 149
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9781561585519
ISBN-10: 1561585513
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Type: New edition

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