Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for your Curves
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Ahead of the Curve is the first sewing book to empower curvy and plus size sewists to feel body confident by sewing a wardrobe that fits. Don't change your body to fit your clothes—change your clothes to fit your body!
Ahead of the Curve includes 5 basic garments patterns, which includes a pair of trousers, a t-shirt, a sleeveless top and two dress designs. Jenny takes you through a series of "Fit Clinics"—tutorials and case studies demystifying the fitting process—showing you how to adjust these patterns to master the perfect fit for your body shape. Once you have got to grips with this, you can go on to customize your closet and create an unlimited array of fantastic clothes that celebrate your body. If you're curvy or plus size, trying to find clothes that fit and reflect your personal style can be incredibly difficult and frustrating. Plus size people so often feel excluded and like they can't express their personality through clothes. This book finally changes that.
This book will be mailed from the USA. If you are not based in the USA and would like to order from a local source, please check out this blog post.
Beginner and up.
12 to 32, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
- Honeybourne Dress
- Foxhill Dress
- Magna Pants
- Kersoe Top
- Stanway T-Shirt
The patterns come as printed patterns in an envelope at the back of the book. They are printed double sided and should be traced before use. The patterns are also available as digital downloads (in print-at-home and copyshop file versions, which work as project files), using a download code contained in the book.
Fabric requirements for all the patterns are available here.
Soft cover, 192 pages
- "Ahead of the Curve" hack: change the neckline
- "Ahead of the Curve" hack: changing length
- "Ahead of the Curve" hack: adding pockets
Excellent reference book. Explanations are easy to understand and the illustrations are great for us visual types. Also it's nice to get patterns with the book.
This is a fantasticly helpful book. I had no idea how to do any of this but it has totally changed the fit of my self designed cloths. The instructions are easy to follow and the diagrams helpful. Now I’m both
happy and comfortable. Thank you so much for this text!
I have not tried the patterns yet, but I love the fitting instructions. They are easy to follow with very clear pictures of each step. Every fitting problem I’ve ever had has a solution in this book. I feel it’s a must have for both experienced and novice sewers.
I hesitated to purchase this book but I am so glad I did! The book is well thought out and the information on how to make adjustments to fit a pattern to my body is clear and easy to follow. The book is a terrific reference and the patterns are great. I've taken many sewing courses and I learned more by reading this book.
I’ve just started altering patterns to better fit my body, and this book was so easy to understand and helpful! An important reference guide that should be part of any hobby sewist’s collection!