No Plus Size Patterns For Children Under Age 6. What??

As many of you know by checking my website, I have been on a mission for several years now to make available patterns and pattern making classes for plus size, overweight and obese children!  It all started when a friend, who had a very overweight child, asked me to “try” to help her get something to fit the girl.  The problem was that my friends’ 10 year old daughter had a chest of 36″ and waist of 32″ (the “average” measurements on  patterns indicated a chest of 28″ and waist 24″).  So what would YOU have done?  Apparently the answer was to buy a woman’s size 16 or 18 pattern and try to adjust it  — NOT a good solution because how would a woman’s pattern style look on that overweight 10 year old???

At that time, because of my years of pattern making experience, the only solution was to take the girls’ measurements and make a pattern according to those measurements.  That pattern fit her perfectly!

As I noticed playgrounds, malls and schools filled with overweight children, most of whom had clothes that looked like oversized jogging pants and shirts were NOT what young children should have to wear.

It was then that I made a plea on my website and blog for those parents and grandparents of overweight/obese children to send me their measurements and ages so I could get a database of measurements with the intention of making clothing patterns for those overweight/obese children using REAL plus size children’s measurements.  It took us over a year, and has been a continuing effort since, to acquire the vast number of measurement sets so we would be able to make patterns with ACTUAL measurements of overweight children.  We organized the large data base into age groups (YES, we have patterns for overweight/obese children under the age of 6), so we could begin making a variety of clothing patterns for those forgotten children.  We have clothing patterns with size ranges of 2-4-6, 8-10-12 and 14-16.

We have expanded our plus size childrens patterns / classes / books to two websites - and so we can better serve those who need this information.

Just to show an example of the difference between an “average” size 10 skirt/blouse and one of our “plus size” 10 skirt/blouse, just look at the following picture

In addition to the clothing patterns available for all age ranges, we also have EASY pattern making classes for girls ages 2-6 and ages 8-12.  All classes and pattern making books are written with easy step by step instructions with diagrams and illustrations to go with each step.  Also, we have clothing patterns and pattern making classes for boys as well as the girls. 

If you have overweight / obese children or know someone who does, just stop by and let us help you get clothing that will fit that child.

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