As a curvy gal, I know all too well how hard it can be to find clothes that fit and don’t just look like I’m wearing a bag. The truth is that women come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and it’s hard for the big clothing brands to make a garment that would look flattering on anyone. A surefire way to get clothes you love is, of course, to make them yourself! But when you’re sewing for plus-sized women, there are certain things that must be done to ensure the proper fit. Of course, you can buy plus-sized patterns and be done with it, but those are so much less common than standard-sized patterns and have so much less variety! I’ve rounded up all the tips and tricks you need to know if you’re sewing plus-sized clothing, from adapting patterns to adjusting pre-existing garments. Scroll down to read all about it!
Plus-Size Sewing: Everything You Need to Know
If you’re curvy, the way you approach a sewing project might be slightly different, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Check out these 5 Tips for Sewing for Curves by Jenny from Cashmerette!
Your size in a store is not an accurate reflection of you OR of the clothes that would fit you, when you really get into it. Read all about vanity sizing and what to do about it!
Being plus-size doesn’t mean you can’t use standard sewing patterns – it just means they require some adjusting. Learn how to grade a pattern using this easy 4-step method!
My problem with clothes is that if they fit in one area of the body, they don’t fit the others. This technique can help you adjust an item of clothing to make room where you need it!
Often, whether a pattern flatters or not all comes down to the waistline. Learn all about the different types of waistlines and then sew yourself some clothes!
Once you’re confident in your abilities, check out these 18 Figure-Flattering Patterns for Plus Sizes!
What’s your favorite thing to wear that flatters your figure?