Deckert, who designs and makes plus-size fashions, is a frequent contributor to Sew News, Threads, BBW, Radiance, and PACC News. She is a charter member of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers and has over 30 years of sewing experience.
Sewing for Plus Sizes: Creating Clothes That Fit and Flatterby Barbara Deckert
This is the larger woman's essential guide to garment construction. Designed to meet the needs of the basic sewer, Sewing for Plus Sizes guides the reader through such important steps as selecting designs, colors and fabrics that will enhance plus-size figures.
- Taunton Press, Incorporated
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- 8.52(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.47(d)
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This book provides excellent instructions on how to adapt patterns if you are a plus sized woman. It also shows how to make an inexpensive model of your upper body.
I checked this book out at the library and was so excited with the help I got from how to change patterns to fit "ME" I had to have it in my library.
Informative, enjoyable, some humor also. I will feel confident to sew something that will fit for ME. This is a great book.
I have been sewing for more than twenty years. Everything I sew for my family always fits them, but when I sew for myself, the pattern has to be enlarged to fit. For years, I have made my own clothes, since it is much less expensive to purchase fabric and sew than it is to shop in full figured fashion shops. A blouse that would cost me $18 for my daughter would cost me $60 simply because I am larger and have to shop in specialty shops. (Though there isn't more than a yard of difference in the amount of fabric.) Now, after reading "Sewing For Plus Sizes," I can make my clothes fit right, not just make them bigger by adding inches on the side seams. I won't have to avoid princess seamed blouses and dresses. Now I know how to make them fit! This is the book I have been needing and waiting for since I first began sewing. I was so excited, I read the entire book in one sitting. I highly recommend "Sewing for Plus Sizes" to anyone who has trouble fitting into standard sewing patterns.