Sewing For Men and Boys In Your Life

| November 8, 2013

When was the last time you tried to sew for your husband, teen age son or a boyfriend and simply threw up your hands and said “forget it!”  Those broad shoulders or extra long muscular arms can be a nightmare. Or, is the problem similar to what my brother calls the “Dunlop disease”.  He says […]

How To Make A Custom Fitted Skirt For An Overweight/Obese child

| October 9, 2013

Skirts are a very easy clothing garment to make, however “easy” becomes “difficult” or “impossible” when you’re dealing with making clothing for the plus size/overweight/obese girls.  The answer to this dilema is to make the pattern using the CHILD’S measurements, and not the “standard” measurements the commercial pattern companies use.  The only measurements necessary to […]

How To Alter Skirt Patterns For Plus Size/Overweight Children

| October 2, 2013

Regardless of what size pattern you buy for your plus size/overweight child, there are always changes that need to be made.  Sometimes a single change will do it, and other times there may be 2, 3, 4 changes necessary before the store bought pattern will actually fit the plus size child.  We are starting a […]

Do Your Blouses and Dresses Bunch or Wrinkle In The Bodice Area?

| September 25, 2013

Misses size patterns are made with a standard “B” cup and half sizes are made with a standard “C” cup.  If you use a Misses size pattern and wear an “A”, “C” or “D” cup bra, your bodice will be baggy (A cup) or tight with wrinkles (C or D cup).  The same thing applies […]

Sewing For Plus Size Children

| August 9, 2013

As we get ready for the fall season and school to begin, we once again get many emails asking for information on how to sew good fitting clothing for plus size children.  Shopping for clothes for plus size children is very hard considering the fact that so few clothing stores carry clothing that will fit these […]

Once Again The Most Popular Plus Size Children’s Patterns Are……

| December 6, 2012

Twice a year we do a special report to see which plus size children’s patterns are the most popular.  We keep totals for the spring season and for the fall season – what do mothers, grandmothers, etc really NEED for those plus size boys and girls? This fall the most popular pattern for plus size […]

The Votes Are In…… And I’m AMAZED!

| September 20, 2012

A few weeks ago we ran a post asking the question,  “Who do you sew more for…… plus size/full figure women or overweight/obese children”?  We have gotten a TON of emails from people answering that question and reasons WHY they do what they do. By far the MAJORITY of people responding say they sew for […]

Having Trouble Finding Patterns For Your Overweight Kids?

| August 24, 2012

For those who have plus size / overweight children it sometimes can become a nightmare trying to find nice styles that actually would FIT the child.  Even the “plus” sizes don’t work because a 16 Plus would be for a somewhat overweight 16 year old, but what happens if the size range on that 16 […]

Do You Sew Mostly For Plus Size Women or Plus Size Children?

| August 20, 2012

There are many articles regarding the statistics concerning overweight/obese children, as well as the numbers of full figure/plus size women (adults actually – not just women). We’re wondering if you who are in a sewing / alteration business actually do MORE sewing for the overweight children category or plus size women. While I would venture […]

No Plus Size Patterns For Children Under Age 6??? Wait A Minute!!!

| July 12, 2012

While doing some research for a video we’re doing regarding our Plus Size Children patterns and classes, we found some very disturbing information.  First of all, did you know that there are NO, I repeat NO, commercial patterns or clothing for plus size, overweight or obese children under the age of 6?  Are you also […]