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August 2010
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Update On “School Starting In Your Area?”

After the post last Monday saing “School is starting today”, and talking about the fact that it isn’t too late to let people know you can sew for those hard to fit plus size children, we’ve been swamped with emails asking about our plus size children patterns and pattern making classes.  We were very moved by one email in particular, who we feel not only talks about HER granddaughter, but about children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews all over the country.  Listen to this:

“Today my granddaughter called me from OK.  She was crying.  She said that they had gone school shopping and there wasn’t anything except one pair of women’s size 6 pants that she could wear.  She said “Grandma, I have nothing!”  I talked to her mom and she told me that her daughter’s measurements are chest 38; waist 38; hips 38; pant length from the hip to the hem is 38.    Tonight I scoured the net looking for patterns that were something a 12 year old would like in a size that I could adapt to fit her.  It is now after 10 pm…I couldn’t find anything that met that criteria and would go together quickly so I could get some clothes to her by the time school starts….then I found your site.  God Bless You for understanding that plus sized children want to look good, too.  This grandma has tears in her eyes.  Thank you, thank you!” Grandma in Montana.

That story is just soooooo sad, and unfortunately is too commonplace.  If you have extra time in your sewing business, why don’t you consider doing some sewing for these very hard to fit plus size children.  At we have both pattern making classes where you can make patterns according to the specific measurements of the child, OR you can choose from a selection of ready made patterns that were designed specifically for plus size children’s measurements.  These children need all the help they can get for great fitting clothes.

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