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« on: February 26, 2014 09:53:17 AM »

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I recently discovered a sewing lounge within walking distance of my home. I have been encouraging a friend to come with me, to become a better rounded and more skillful seamstress, since we both learned to sew by refashioning.  Her argument against it, however, is that when she went to a sewing (by a pattern) class at our local community college they told her that she wouldn't be able to take the class if she couldn't find the required patterns in her size..... AFTER she paid for the course, of course. For some reason, the patterns weren't available in her size. Now she has a bitter attitude towards patterns in general. For reference, she is quite busty and measures 43in- overbust, 39-41-49.  In terms of style, she has a HUGE love for Modcloth's style of clothing and anything from the early to mid 80s.

So, what pattern companies, indie or mainstream, are likely to have something she can work with, size-wise and style-wise?  What are her options? I really want her to not feel excluded by pattern companies and to expand her skill set!
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014 08:52:24 AM »

Probably would be a good idea to start at a fabric store. Most main pattern companies do have larger size patterns. Also if she know something about patterns she can adapt them to suit her tastes.

You could also always try Etsy for patterns in her size and style. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014 09:45:30 AM »

Burda Style magazine (the European edition) always has a plus sized section of fantastic clothing (I seriously wish they were available in my size) and they put out a just plus sized issue a few times a year.

Ottobre women's magazines also have a decent size range (I don't know the exact range off the top of my head though)
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014 05:43:34 AM »

I have a 44 in bust and I haven't had that many problems finding patterns at my fabric store.
She just needs to check the back of the pattern envelope to make sure she falls within the pattern size range.
Plus, once she becomes proficient at using patterns, she can learn how to enlarge a pattern. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014 02:48:28 AM »

Burda Style magazine (the European edition) always has a plus sized section of fantastic clothing (I seriously wish they were available in my size) and they put out a just plus sized issue a few times a year.

Ottobre women's magazines also have a decent size range (I don't know the exact range off the top of my head though)

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I have used the Ottobre magazines quite a lot lately, and not all models in every magazine cover the whole size range, but quite a few of them do. The range is from 34-52 European sizes.
For my body type, the fit is better than the fit in the Burda Plus Size magazines. at ottobredesign.com you can look at the different models in each issue, and it states the size. (I know there are conversion charts on the internet, for comparing the sizes)
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