Recent statistics have indicated that over half of the American adult population
is categorized as "overweight" or "obese". Buying or making clothes for the
full figure / plus size woman can be
a very stressful and difficult process as there is literally NO standard size that fits properly.
Pattern Making is the answer to the problem
Why make patterns? The answer is very simple - you will
be using YOUR OWN measurements or the measurements of the person you are wanting
to sew for, therefore all the garments you make will fit those particular
measurements. Each full figure / plus size woman has specific figure challenges
- high hip, sway back, rounded shoulders, etc that are taken into account when
the personal measurements are taken. If you are large busted in comparison
to the rest of your body, or have larger than average hips and legs - pattern
making will solve your problems.
Knowing that I teach and sell pattern making books and classes, my very
overweight size 6x friend came to me for help in getting something to fit. We took
her measurements, then proceeded to make a pattern from "scratch" using her own measurements as a guide.
Pattern Making Insures Perfect Fit
The dress fit perfectly! And rightly so, since we used her own personal measurements for the pattern.
The same step-by-step methods used for making patterns for my friend are available for you in a variety of online
pattern making and pattern changing classes for full figure / plus size women. In addition, we have a complete class on how to alter store bought patterns to use on the patterns you already have that you can't get to fit correctly.
Many times current "trendy" styles or even "modest" clothing patterns and
garments just aren't available to the full figure / plus size woman. Pattern making will eliminate that problem also. You'll be able to copy any design you see in a pattern book, on the rack, or something that your friends
are wearing. You can even come up with your own designs and start a new trend!
What's Included in the Pattern Making Classes
Each class begins by covering the basics of pattern making - illustrated
instructions on how to take the measurements, then using those measurements
to make the original bodice pieces, how to make collars, sleeves and various
necklines you can use to make an entire wardrobe of dresses, blouses,
slacks, jackets and more. We will give you a wide variety of styles;
however once you learn and practice the basics, you will be able to draw
patterns that you see in pattern books, clothing in department stores or an
item of clothing that you want to design for yourself.
Pattern Making is Easy to Learn
Pattern making is not difficult to learn. Just as you would follow a
new recipe step by step to make a dessert or casserole, you also learn
pattern making one step at a time, with illustrations and diagrams to go
with each step. You can be among those thousands of pattern making
enthusiasts who are saying "finally it fits"!! It makes no
difference whether you're a 1x size or 8x size, or any size in between, the
patterns and garments will fit YOUR MEASUREMENTS.
Join us in our online classes today. Don't worry about the classes not meeting your own personal
schedule - you simply pay for whatever class you want, download it immediately, and work on it according to your schedule and at your own place. Finally, you can have stylish clothing that fits properly, and garments
you'll be proud to wear!