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Full & Fabulous - How To Fit A Full Figure

Photo: Illustration: Rosann Berry

If you often wish for another inch or two in a waistband, your day has come. A wide waist can be a product of many things: genes, a baby on the way (or you've just delivered one), a medical condition, or ice cream. Regardless of the cause, a wide waist affects how your clothes fit; pants are often tight in the waist but too loose at the seat and hips. Jackets won't button across the front, but the shoulders and neckline need another person to help fill them out. If you encounter these problems in commercial patterns, there are simple ways to fix them.

Kathleen Cheetam demonstrates how to adjust patterns for both fit and style to create clothes that look and feel fantastic. And with a few design tricks, all of your clothes can be comfortable and flattering.

From Threads #142

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