Does anyone here sew with large sized patterns. I have been trying to sew a few things for my dd who lives in North Carolina – by guess work. I finally got her to slow down long enough to give me her three main measurements. She is a large sized girl and I think I can make some unstructured things for her to increase her work wardrobe. Here are the measurements that she gave me:
Bust – 40
Waist – 50
Hips – 53
Butterick patterns were on sale at Hancock Fabrics this week so I bought two patterns for her. There was really not much in Butterick for larger sizes to pick from. I chose Butterick 4623 lifestyle wardrobe pattern that has a short jacket, a long coat, pants in two lengths and a straight skirt. I also got Butterick 3784 which is six different views for blouses and tops.
The wardrobe pattern (4623) is for sizes 26W, 28W, 30W and 32W; I also have this same pattern in sizes 18W to 24W. Should I make the jacket from size 18W for a 40″ bust; or use the 20W to allow for ease in fit, the 20W is for a 42″ bust. Her waist is 50″and hips are #53″ The Pattern size 32W is for a 49″ waist and 56″ hips. I guess I could use the 32W size and add an inch to the waist, and taper the hips down three inches.
I’m not much on altering patterns, can any one give advice on this for me or recommend any other patterns or pattern companys for larger sizes that I am not familiar with?