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The last email I got from BurdaStyle was for Plus Sized patterns. But they were all worn by thin little models. How does that help me want to buy the patterns? How about a size 16 or 18 woman at least wearing the clothes? Then I would have a much better idea whether or not a style would suit me. I’m not so naive as to think that if it looks good on the skinny girl it will look just like that on me…. It’s frustrating.


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    Dec 8, 2014, 10.41 AMby mount007

    I agree with you completely. It’s so hard to figure out how something will look with different body proportions. Many times I find it very hard to even make the pattern to fit my body in all places. The available size that works perfectly for my bum, might not work at all for my upper legs. Ans a top that fits perfectly on top, might be too tight around the belly. I would love it if the patterns would come with some tips on alterations for the bodyparts that could have different proportions for in plus sized wome (like upper arms, belly, bust, etc.).

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    Dec 17, 2014, 06.14 PMby caymango

    I think part of the “problem” is that larger bodies will naturally tend to have more variability in terms of shape than a more standard size 8 or 10. I myself am a plus size and also sew for my daughter who is a size 4. So I see the difference very clearly – I make a lot more adjustments to my patterns, while she will need virtually none. Therefore I think it’s probably difficult to find a plus size pattern that will be a universal fit for everyone in that segment – I have worked with many different brands of patterns, and it’s become the bane of my existence. Either that, or I go on a diet :)

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