Plus-Size • Plus-Size Clothing Books
Plus Size Clothing Books
Sew a Perfect Fit
for Every Body
by Jan Bones
Retail Price $17.95
Denver Fabrics Price $12.57
About the Author
Jan Bones is an accomplished teacher, author, and designer. Her own line of sewing patterns, "Lingerie Secrets, includes 16 patterns in the regular and plus-size ranges. Jan has written and self-published three books, produced three instructional sewing videos, and written for several sewing magazines. She has taught pattern design, garment construction, tailoring, draping, and fitting since 1978 in the Clothing and Textiles Department at the University of Manitoba, where she received the Excellence in Teaching award in May 1993.
Sew great looking lingerie with a perfect fit.
Intimate plus-size apparel can - and should - be comfortable, practical, and sexy all at the same time.
Patterns, fabrics, and notions are the basic ingredients for wonderful lingerie designs, and they can be assembled to create infinite combinations. This book helps you create lingerie that you will treasure for yourself and that others will be thrilled to receive as a gift.
This book offers you three approaches for making your own special lingerie:
- Patterns are included for a knit camisole and nightie, a bra top, classic panties, and maternity panties. They are simple shapes and provide the best fit possible, thanks to extensive testing.
- Redesign and recycle your commercial pattern favorites into wonderful new plus size lingerie classics. Boxers, slips and maternity nighties all invite you to sample this approach.
- The technique of drafting patterns is introduced in this book. Pattern drafting incorporates measurements of an individual pattern for a figure's unique size, empowering you to create your own plus size clothing undergarments.
The Step-by-Step Guide
to Fitting Real Bodies
by Kathy Illian
Retail Price $19.95
Denver Fabrics Price $13.97
About the Author
Kathy Illian is a professional clothier, silk painter, and teacher who has been sewing for 25 years. She is a past president of the Colorado Chapter of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers and she currently teaches Bodymapping and other sewing techniques in the Denver area. Illian lives with her husband and their two daughters in Littleton, CO.
Ask any sewing enthusiast what the hardest part of sewing clothes is, and they'll probably say "fitting." Why is fitting so hard? There are several reasons, and they all have to do with the relationship between commercial sewing patterns and the sewers who use them.
There is an obvious need for an easier and more exact approach to understanding fitting, including fitting for plus-size bodies. This book details a streamlined fitting process called Bodymapping, which results in a perfectly fitted base garment with no waistline seam, and is done without measuring the body.
Bodymapping uses the body as a template by using gingham (checked) fabric. By pinning out the excess fabric and marking the body's landmarks which must be in proper position for a perfect fit, it is as easy as wrapping a present and leaves little room for error. The resulting template becomes your personal Bodymap base pattern.
Say goodbye to skirts that sag, pants that bind, and necklines that gap! Never again will you lavish time and money on sewing beautiful clothes that don't flatter your figure because they just don't fit.
With this user-friendly guide, you'll learn how to personalize your favorite sewing patterns to fit your own unique and individual body with flattering plus size clothing! With step-by-step instructions, easy-to-understand drawings, and full-color before and after photos, experts at G Street Fabrics near Washington, D.C. share their simple measuring and alteration techniques to make your patterns - and your clothes - fit every time. You'll even learn to design your own patterns for the perfectly fitting clothes you've always dreamed of.
Before you know it, the garments you sew will look like you bought them from the high-fashion design houses. And they'll boast a perfect fit - for perfect comfort and a perfectly sensational look.