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Topic: Re-sizing patterns for us - Plus Size Beauties by Barbara Deckertt - Book Review  (Read 1387 times)
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nixiefee
« on: March 03, 2009 03:38:29 AM »

I haven't had the chance lately to post much on here, put I have been lurking.  I have noticed many, many of you lovely men and women have asked about resizing a pattern that's to small for you, to fit you.  I have the ultimate answer, a book.  It's called Sewing for Plus Sizes author is Barbara Deckertt.  I have put a link to Google Books for you to review it

http://books.google.com/books?id=UCzcigPomlcC&dq=sewing+for+plus+sizes&source=bn&ei=yhStSdSyKqKBtweVwYGHBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=book-thumbnail

I have a copy of it and have found it extremely helpful.  I can now take any size adult pattern and make it fit me.  I am a size 22/24 with one size in front and one size in the back Shocked  I am currently working on a dress that only went up to a size 20.  Yes, I know that it is not a big jump, however, I am confident enough now to just look at the lines of the dress and tell if it would look good on me or not, no matter the size of the pattern.

I encourage all of you to check it out.

Nixie Grin
« Last Edit: June 12, 2009 11:57:44 AM by jungrrl - Reason: Made title more descriptive » THIS ROCKS   Logged
SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009 08:17:21 AM »

I'm not plus sized but it looks like something I should add to my personal library Smiley
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anwen
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009 04:31:55 PM »

I love, love, LOVE this book! I love her fat-positive attitude (which manages also not to be too preachy, which could be a bit scary for someone new to the idea...) and her advice on proportions and 'let's give them something to look at!' Wink I also love the pictures of women of varying plus-sized shapes and sizes, looking fab and glam. Hurray! It also has super info on making a paper-tape dummy and choosing fabric - I also love that she is so excited about the fact that sewing means you can use lovely silks and cottons and wools instead of being stuck with the itchy synthetics that most plus-size shops tend to stock...
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onceinablu
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009 01:30:27 AM »

 Grin Awesome! thanks!
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anti-emily
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009 11:22:02 AM »

i to looooove this book! totally recomend it to everyone!

i have the older version though. do you think it would be worth it to buy the newer version? is it much different?

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nixiefee
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009 03:45:52 AM »

I've never seen any other version, so couldn't tell you.  Probably has all the same stuff in it as well.

nixie
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