Custom-Fit Plus Size Patterns

Custom Fit Plus Size Patterns Whenever I find a resource for plus size patterns, I like to let you all know about it. That’s not to say that some of you don’t already know, but just in case, I don’t mind sharing. I stumbled across this Web site by accident while looking for something else. (Isn’t that how it always happens?) They have royalty free digital patterns for individual and commercial use. If you’re trying to start your own pattern/fashion clothing line or you just want custom-fit plus size patterns but don’t want to draft them yourself, bootstrapfashion.com may be an option for you. Read more

Organize Your Fabric Stash-Free Printable

Free Printable for Your Fabric StashYes, I’m guilty. I have fabric in the closet. And more fabric in a few tubs that I have to rummage through every time I’m looking for what I know I have, but just don’t know exactly which tub it’s in. Can you relate? Well, I created something to help me in my organizing process and I want to share it with you. So when you organize your fabric stash, or want to reorganize or update, here’s a free printable to aid you in the process. No opt-in required. Read more

How to Copy Your Favorite Sewing Pattern to Create More Styles

copy favorite sewing pattern 400 x 400You’ve spent your precious time altering your pattern, trying on a test garment, making more adjustments, trying on another test garment and finally it fits! Now what? Do you buy another pattern and do it all over again? Why not use the pattern you altered to make more styles, especially since you know it fits? I’m going to show you how to copy your favorite sewing pattern to create more styles, so you can spend more of your money on fabric and less on patterns that don’t fit.  Read more

Plus Size Dresses Made to Measure by AbbeyPost

AbbeyPost 3 dresses

As a plus size woman, AbbeyPost should be on your radar, if it isn’t already. Why? Because this company caters to plus size women and they’re offering plus size dresses made to your measurements in the very near future. Read more

How to Adjust Your Waist to Hip Measurement (Hip Depth) on Your Pattern

Hip Depth katrinakaycreations.comHappy New Year! Welcome to my first blog post of the new year.

Last year one of my blog readers asked me the following question:  I am sewing for my mother-in-law that has a waist size of 35 inches and a hip size of 52 inches. I can never get her curves right from one point to the other smoothly. Any tips or suggestions?

Well, after some trial and error attempts with these measurements, I think I have the answer to her question. Or at least a good place to start. Read more

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Sewing ChristmasMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

It’s Christmas Eve and I wanted to take the time to thank you all for reading, commenting on my blog and watching my video tutorials.

I’m looking forward to a new year of sewing and patternmaking tutorials.

Don’t forget to join the Sewing Curve and share your sewing projects, questions and answers. I also hang out on Facebook and Pinterest and I would love to see you there.

For those of you who are in the midst of cooking, baking and wrapping gifts, I hope you get to take the time to relax and enjoy your family and friends.

Thanks again for all your support and I look forward to seeing you in the new year!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Give ThanksI know this is an American holiday, but we all have something to be thankful for. I could go down the list, but I want you to know I’m thankful for each of you.

I give thanks everyday, especially since a few years ago I was too sick to enjoy this holiday.

Enjoy your family, friends, food and fun and please have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

 

The Sewing Curve, My New Facebook Group

Sewing curve Facebook imageAt the suggestion of one of my readers, (Jo Anna, thanks again), I’ve started a new Facebook group called The Sewing Curve. In fact, Jo Anna also came up with the name, which I think is perfect for this group (women with curves, who sew, get it?). I really wanted to start a Facebook group, and I’m not sure what I was waiting for. Sometimes, you just have to stop waiting for things to be perfect and just do it. So here it is. Read more

How to Calculate Wearing Ease For a Better Fitting Plus Size Pattern

plus size pattern katrinakaycreations.comYes, knowing how to calculate the wearing ease for a better fitting plus size pattern is necessary. Why, you ask? Because pattern companies put extra wearing ease in their patterns so that they will fit a wide range of women who are the same size. They know that every woman who is a size 20W does not have the same shape or build, so the extra ease is added to allow for any alterations that need to be made.

***Note*** This is mainly for woven fabrics. Knit fabrics are totally different because they stretch, so little to no ease is needed. Read more

How to Sew a Waistband that Will Never Roll or Wrinkle

How to Sew a Waistband that Will Never Roll or Wrinkle  katrinakaycreationsAre you tired of your waistband rolling and wrinkling under your stomach? Well, let me show you how to sew a waistband that will never roll or wrinkle.

Now, if you don’t have a muffin top, this may not apply to you. I realize that all plus size women are not going to have this problem.

But if you do, then I believe this waistband will solve your problem, just as it did for me. Read more