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Donna Isler

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Date: 6/28/12 4:48 PM

Besides this wonderful message board, is there any other online source for info particular to plus size sewing? Any books besides Barbara Deckert's? Any info is appreciated!

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Date: 6/28/12 5:55 PM

I've always found Caroline's blog to be helpful.

Diary of a Sewing Fanatic

Is this what you were looking for, or more of a tutorial based website?

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Date: 6/29/12 5:47 AM

I read your profile and see you're possibly a petite plus. Not exactly what you asked, but there's a pattern line that's designed for the curvy petite plus body There's a section on fitting too:
Petite Plus patterns site
The book mentioned isn't very much either, if you check out the 3rd party sellers on Amazon. I picked up a copy of it recently, used, complete with the untouched patterns inside for $6.
Shel

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Date: 6/29/12 1:37 PM

If there is I have not found it and I have looked.
Sewing for plus sizes isn't so much different than sewing for non plus sizes. I used to think there was some huge differences but after spending the last year working on pattern alterations I have changed my mind.
Each body is unique and has its own particular fitting issues.

What kind of fitting issues do you think are unique to a plus size?
-- Edited on 6/29/12 1:41 PM --

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Date: 6/29/12 5:14 PM

Quote: AdaH

What kind of fitting issues do you think are unique to a plus size?

Tilted waist.
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Date: 6/30/12 3:39 AM

While searching for other plus-sized references online, I came across a Yahoo! group: SewBig. I have just requested membership, so I can't speak to the tone and content, but it looks to be quite active, with more than 50 messages posted during the last week.

Stitcher's Guide/Artisan's Square doesn't specifically have a plus-sized group, but they do seem to be plus-size friendly.

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Date: 7/1/12 0:37 AM

I did think of a fitting issue that is unique to a plus size. Plus size women have more spread when they sit down. This is an issue for me when fitting pants. Standing up is one thing and sitting down is a whole other deal.

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Date: 7/1/12 2:40 AM

Ada, that's so true.. if you don't have as much body tone as you'd like, things spread when you sit. I've measured myself at waist and hip when seated to get an estimation of minimal circumference ease I'd want there.
For instance, at my widest point below the waist is 43, but that spreads to 47 when I sit. So I need around 4 in. ease at that spot at the least, and maybe a bit more for woven fabric if I don't want button gaping in the front, or the stuffed sausage look.
That's why I love knits over wovens, - they are more forgiving. < :)

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Date: 7/1/12 5:44 PM

I have found that I need a lot more ease in my pants as a plus size than I needed in regular sizes. Two inches isn't nearly enough. I need more like four inches.

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January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

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Date: 7/1/12 7:25 PM

If you use fabric with some stretch built in, you don't need quite so much ease so that you can wear your close closer fitting. I think on me lots of extra ease just looks sloppy.

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