Pattern companies use a “standard” set of measurements for each pattern they make. As a result there is very little to choose from for plus size or petite children. In order for the growing plus size or odd size child to have an opportunity to dress in the current fashions, alterations to the store bought pattern are a necessity. The problem I’ve heard over and over again is “where do I start when trying to alter commercial “store bought” patterns?” “I thought my plus size child just had an extra large tummy, so when I tried to alter the pattern for that, I found that the shoulders were way too big, the sleeves too long, and the neck too big. HELP!!” Regardless of what size pattern you buy for the plus size or petite child, there may be one, two, or multiple changes that must be made. In order to get a good fit, it is necessary to adjust the pattern dimensions to your child’s figure dimensions.
The “Altering Store Bought Patterns for Hard to Fit Boys and Girls” class begins with teaching you HOW to take the measurements for the boys and girls, then how to compare each of the pattern measurements to the child’s REAL measurements, and then walks you through the process of how to do the actual pattern adjustments.
This 76 page “Altering Store Bought Patterns for Hard to Fit Boys and Girls” book covers the alteration process for every garment you’d want to make, from skirts, blouses and dresses to shorts and slacks for girls and shirts and shorts and slacks for the boys. There is a method to the alteration process, and this step by step instruction book will guide you from beginning to end. Never have to guess again, or use the “cross your fingers and hope it fits” type of alteration method. Pattern alterations are not difficult when you take them one step at a time. Purchase the “Altering Store Bought Patterns for Hard to Fit Boys and Girls” book today, and tomorrow start sewing up some fashionable clothes that your plus size or petite child will love to wear!
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