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Topic: Plus size Rockabilly and vintage  (Read 25150 times)
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011 05:12:25 PM »

Another thing to try is to visit the thrift store, and find a simple dress that may be ugly, but that fits you well. or, get something cheap and alter it to fit you well. easier than starting from scratch to make a muslin. then you can take it apart and use it as a pattern.
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2011 05:58:42 PM »

I absolutely love rockabilly and retro clothing, and I've looked around a lot and found that most of it's not plus size too. And if it is usually the highest they go to is a (small) 2X or it's incredibly expensive...$70 for a simple pencil skirt, yeah right.  Roll Eyes

There are a few tutorials on here that I've found and will definetly be trying. And they're super easy, even for a sewing novice.

Simple Pencil skirt: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35275.0
Pencil skirt with gathered darts: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72797.0
Pencil skirt with pannels and back corseting:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18314.0

Also Lip Service has some great looking outfits, and they usually show a drawing of each piece, so it's easy to figure out the patterns. Smiley Or if you google "how to make a pencil skirt" a lot of different options come up, I've found that when I look for tutorials I need to be pretty specific.

"It should be called Bill and Ted's Excellent Rip-Off." - Dr. Spencer Reid

Currently interested in doing a personal swap, I'm thinking retro-look/rockabilly clothing. Let me know if you'd be interested. ^_^
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