Fundamentals of Plus Sizes

For: Alvanon

Online course



Plus women are a long overlooked and misunderstood target customer, and recent research shows that the plus size women’s apparel market value will raise to US$243 million by 2026. This course will help learners plan for and develop an effective plus apparel sizing strategy. 

It covers the technical aspects of garment balance and shape for the plus size body as well as correct aesthetic proportions for the creation of flattering, well proportioned garments.


Alice Rodrigues brings over 35 years of expertise in garment construction, patternmaking and fit development, in addition to product development and technical design.


Understand how the body grows across a size range.

Create fitting and balanced plus size patterns & garments.

Learn how to adapt a straight size/ inspiration to plus.

Master the best practices in using the fit form.

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