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« on: October 23, 2009 07:43:07 PM »

Hello all! Smiley
 I have a question. I recently had a friend ask me to make a lingerie set for her (I sew and she doesn't), but I'm having trouble finding patterns that fit her larger size. She's a beautiful girl and I want to make her something to show off her body. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for patterns, ideas, etc? Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks Smiley
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 09:06:43 AM »

You can try to alter the largest size pattern to fit or copy a pattern from existing clothing. It is hard to be big and beautiful, so many companies only make patterns to smaller sizes. Depending upon the lingerie, it will be a lot of trial and error. A big woman might not have the huge legs but larger tummy, or a large rear end area and small legs. She could be very hippy and have large legs and smaller waist. Sometimes an using an existing piece of clothing to make a pattern and slowly make the modifications where she needs it with the pattern and patience with a lot experimenting using cheap materials will help to get a good fit. When it fits then you can take that apart for a pattern to use with better materials. Don't be afraid to use small snaps on a side to get a fit for the waist.

It is the lace and trims on the lingerie that makes it so pretty.

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 01:15:30 AM »

You can do alot with a pattern from a pair of undies that she feels Comfortable in. It all depends on the style you're going for. Threadbangers has a pretty good tutorial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_s9i8k9o0
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010 05:01:18 AM »

I'm not plus-sized (usually lurk this board because I'm very hard to fit and find great tips here), but I will second (third?) the making a pattern from something that fits even reasonably well. I've done that for mine and it's by far better than a pattern. I read an article the other day about how with "regular" sized patterns, there's a very small range of measurement variation between the women that wear that size, but a HUGE variation in the plus sized patterns. Wish I could describe it better than I have, but it was a wild read.
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