"How to Expand Sewing Patterns Into Plus Sizes" eBook for sewingdesigners
Are you a sewing pattern designer who's thinking about expanding your sewing patterns into plus sizes, but unsure of where to start?
Do you want to expand, but are worried about criticism or not "getting it right"?
Then this eBook is for you! Capturing Jenny Rushmore's 6 years of running leading curvy and plus size sewing company Cashmerette, "How to Expand Sewing Patterns into Plus Sizes" is a trove of advice and tips for sewing pattern designers, from someone who's made it work.
The contents include:
- Assessing the size of the market
- What do plus size sewists want from sewing patterns and sewing pattern companies?
- An introduction to sizing
- Drafting and grading tips
- Best practices for testing
- Selling and logistics how-to
- Communicating about your size range
- How to make a size expansion financially viable
Note, this book is specifically for sewing pattern designers, and not aimed at the home sewist only sewing for themselves.
As recommended by:
“Jenny is the pioneer and unequivocal leader of the curvy sewing world, and for good reason. She’s been a tireless advocate for change in the sewing pattern industry, and in her new ebook she’s generously shared her knowledge and expertise with other pattern designers interested in breaking into this market. If you’re wondering what it takes to expand your size offerings, but feeling overwhelmed, look no further. Jenny breaks the process down, lays out what steps to take and mishaps to avoid, and shares valuable insight into this promising market.”
Camille Barot, Deer & Doe
"Jenny has shared a wealth of helpful pointers she's acquired from her years of experience specializing in plus size sewing patterns, covering a range of topics that pattern brands need to take into consideration, from proportions to marketing."
Tilly Walnes, Tilly & The Buttons
Can be read on any electronic device capable of displaying PDFs.
Note: this eBook does not contain technical training on how to draft or grade patterns, but has advice on how to select a pattern drafter, and what to look for in high-quality plus size patterns.