Kathleen Cheetham presents her original garment patterns and detailed sewing instruction so plus-size women can create a closetful of flattering shapes and silhouettes.
By working with the four enclosed patterns, step-by-step construction, and fitting instruction, you can create a wardrobe of versatile and stylish garments—which can be adapted for office wear, casual wear, or evening wear, just by varying the colors, fabrics, and finishing details.
The four enclosed patterns in Singer® Perfect Plus are for pants, a blouse, skirt, and jacket—which yield ten unique garments. Each garment is shown in petite to full sizes, from size 14 to 24. The author also includes a mix-and-match photo gallery to help readers create more than fifty individual outfits.
Kathleen Cheetham teaches workshops and sells her pattern line at trade shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. She also runs a woman’s custom tailoring shop and teaches classes on fitting and design. Her articles have appeared in Threads magazine and her line of patterns has been featured in Sew News, Threads, Australian Stitches, and Sewing World UK.
I thought this was so clear and easy! I had thought cuffs were hard to do, not any more.
I think that a cuffed hem looks really nice and adds a nice touch. With these great directions I think I am up for giving it a shot. I have always known that the difference between a garment looking professional rather than hand made is a good pressing and it is clear that that makes all the difference in this technique.
Now for today's question:
Do you make your own pants? Do you have to alter store bought pants?
I have made a million-gazillion harem pants for belly dancing from scratch but only a few somewhat fitted ones. I alter about half of my store bought pants either because I get an amazing deal on them at the thrift store and I can get them to fit just right if they don't already or I change the style a tad for personal taste.
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