GenerousFashions

Women's Plus Size Clothing | Handmade Plus Sizes XL-4X

Traverse City, Michigan · 1749 Sales

GenerousFashions

Women's Plus Size Clothing | Handmade Plus Sizes XL-4X

Traverse City, Michigan 1749 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(496)

Announcement   Discover Women's Plus Size Clothing | Plus Size Tunic Tops, Kimono, Jackets and Cardigans. Plus Size Clothes XL, 1X, 2X, 3X and 4X. Plus size clothes that are Classic, Simple and Elegant. Sophisticated details, quality fabrics and artistic color combinations. Indulge yourself - Live Life Large in the most generous fitting clothes.

Questions about fit, fabric or color? Just email me. I am delighted to help. Note: I tend to cut on the larger size of the industry. Please review my size chart on each product description.

Holiday Shipping Cut-Off date is December 17th. Orders after this day will not be delivered on time for Christmas. Thanks for your understanding.

To catch my updates on Etsy just click on “follow” under "Stephen, Your Designer" Profile: https://www.etsy.com/people/GenerousFashions

Thank you for shopping at Generous Fashions.

All the Best,
Stephen

Feedback: Just like other selling platforms like eBay and Amazon less than a 5-star can damage a shop. If you have any issues, please give me the opportunity to make it right. I want to provide you with the best customer care as possible. Please email me concerning any issues before writing a negative review, so I can fix it. stephen [!at] generousfashions.com

If you think I've done a good job, I would really appreciate if you would leave me a review and/or a star rating. Please know I am always available if you need me.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 8, 2017

Discover Women's Plus Size Clothing | Plus Size Tunic Tops, Kimono, Jackets and Cardigans. Plus Size Clothes XL, 1X, 2X, 3X and 4X. Plus size clothes that are Classic, Simple and Elegant. Sophisticated details, quality fabrics and artistic color combinations. Indulge yourself - Live Life Large in the most generous fitting clothes.

Questions about fit, fabric or color? Just email me. I am delighted to help. Note: I tend to cut on the larger size of the industry. Please review my size chart on each product description.

Holiday Shipping Cut-Off date is December 17th. Orders after this day will not be delivered on time for Christmas. Thanks for your understanding.

To catch my updates on Etsy just click on “follow” under "Stephen, Your Designer" Profile: https://www.etsy.com/people/GenerousFashions

Thank you for shopping at Generous Fashions.

All the Best,
Stephen

Feedback: Just like other selling platforms like eBay and Amazon less than a 5-star can damage a shop. If you have any issues, please give me the opportunity to make it right. I want to provide you with the best customer care as possible. Please email me concerning any issues before writing a negative review, so I can fix it. stephen [!at] generousfashions.com

If you think I've done a good job, I would really appreciate if you would leave me a review and/or a star rating. Please know I am always available if you need me.

Stephen, Your Designer

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Sherri

Sherri on Jun 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived very quickly. Seller was extraordinarily helpful. I wish there were more like this in different colors (perhaps with a 3/4 " sleeve?)...or some which are for everyday wear (different fabric?) this is too nice for me to just to wear around the house). I love this item and this shop! ☺☺👍👍👍

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MAKING THE CURVE: Women's Handmade Plus Size Clothing - XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X - Plus Size Tunics, Plus Size Tops, Plus Size Kimono, Plus Size Jackets

I love what I am doing - making plus size clothing for full figure women. This is my artist statement about how I feel making handmade women's clothes and working with fabric (cotton, rayon, jersey and lycra):

"There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. Art is in many forms and expressions in our daily life. As a clothing designer and maker, I express my sense for art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal."

I have been designing plus size clothing for women for over a decade – “from the conception of the garment to the finished clothing”. My journey started at my small retail shop in Sag Harbor, NY in 2002. Several larger size women mentioned how difficult it was to find clothes for their size. They asked me if I would make garments for their fit. At that time, I had been making medium and large sizes. I jumped right in and I took the challenge. It was difficult at first but I found out I was good at it. Since I enjoyed it, I decided to move into this direction making plus size clothing for women. The fit was right for me!

In Sept of 2008 the recession hit me. After many years of successfully operating a retail shop, I had to close my shop in 2009. I had been working off and on in Bali, Indonesia starting from 1998 making my clothes. Since I had a home in Bali, I decided to move and work from there. Because I make my clothes in Bali my garments are tagged "Made in Indonesia". I found shipping individual garments from Indonesia to US is expensive so I make a collection and bulk ship it to the US. I connected up with a fulfillment service that keeps stock of my items on hand so that your order can be shipped and arrive to you quicker!" Plus this helps reduce the cost of shipping.

Although it was a difficult moment, I am grateful for the beautiful journey I was given.

I tend to design a collection based on either a color theme, an inspiration from nature or a new fabric I have discovered. I sketch the garment idea onto paper, other times I work in photo shop. Since I have been making clothing for a long time I have written many size charts for tunic and kimono patterns. Working with my standard size chart and patterns I start to create a garment. Since I am designing for plus sizes my process not only combines comfort, style and taste but fit. When it comes to plus size clothing fit is important. Next is cutting the fabric. Kip (my assistant) cuts and sews the samples first. When everything looks good and I am ready to go he helps me make the collection. This gives me time to work on the next series of clothing.

Currently I am intrigued by putting together similar fabric color combinations with different motifs - almost like a textile puzzle. I have designed 3 jackets, which I call my “Patchwork Collection”. In the end, for me, all the parts need to be harmonious and compliment each other.

I prefer to design clothing as a collection rather than one by one. I like my clothing to work together to tell a story.

Stephen, Your Designer

Shop members

  • Stephen

    Owner, Garment Production, Designer

    "I won my 1st award at 14 when I submitted a hand batik textile to our local Art Competition. The recognition gave me the confidence to enter the world of handmade. Since then I have been working with my hands. It is an endless journey of discovery."

  • Carol

    Sizing & Fit Model

    "I am the sister of the designer & Generous Fashions 1st model. Growing up we were both interested in clothes & textiles. He used his talents to create clothing for larger woman. I assist in determining fit and now a 'retired" plus size model."

  • Lynn

    Model

    "I began modeling in 2007 and later for Steve in 2011. I have always been attracted to photography and fashion. What I discovered with handmade clothes is the art is enhanced when it connects with the person who wears it. It's all about connecting."

  • Kip

    Assistant

    "I have worked with fabric for 15 years. Assisting Generous Fashions quarterly Clothing Collection is a journey into shape, color and design. When his designs work beyond what we both expected it is an amazing artistic feeling. You can feel it."

  • Terry

    Shipper

    "It's my pleasure to pack & ship your order. When Stephen notifies me a new garment has been sold; I have it sent out within 24 hours. Because each order is unique; shipping packages to buyers is like gift wrapping presents for Christmas!"

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Last updated on Nov 18, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What are your sizing standards? How does your fit compared to others in the Fashion Industry? Are there similar brands to your size chart? I buy from J.Jill, Land's End and Kohl's. Your sizing seems larger, Yes?

Since, 2002 I have offered some of the most “Generous” clothes. PLEASE read my sizing for each garment under its PRODUCT DESCRIPTION so you can make the best selection for your fit.

My size standards are based on the industry’s originators. Fit is similar to Women Within, Kiyonna and Lane Bryant. If you buy from J.Jill, Land’s End, Soft Surroundings, Kohl's and Chicos consider coming down a size.

*Chest & Hip Measurement is the TOTAL CIRCUMFERENCE of the ACTUAL garment. Add 1"-1-1/2" to for under garments and comfort.

*The length is measured from the TOP OF THE SHOULDER

I have discovered that other sellers cut 1-2 sizes smaller than me and the fashion industry. Have a question about fit? Email me: stephen@generousfashions.com



Will it Shrink When Washed? How Should I Care for My New Garment So I Can Maintain It's Quality? Can You Tell Me More About Your Cotton and Rayon?

I wash ALL my fabric to shrink them before I cut and sew.

It is best to gentle cold water wash batik fabrics (do not add bleach or powders that have beach). Then give it a good shake and line dry.

The rayon I use is made from a wood pulp fiber. It is first quality and has a beautiful flow.

I use cotton jersey 40s which is not too heavy and not too light. It is just the perfect weight for full figure women. I discovered a heavier weight cotton feels hot, so 6 years ago I switched to the cotton I am currently using. Plus when dyed it adds a bit of weight.

Some buyers prefer a super crisp look. Just put the iron setting on "Rayon" or "Cotton" and press. Steaming works too but it may not be crisp enough for some people.

Can I make a return if I live outside of the USA?

If you live outside the continental United States, we are sorry but we will not be able to provide you with a return label, or reimburse you for return postage costs. You may return the item(s) using any method available. However, we do recommend using a method that can be tracked to avoid lost merchandise. Additionally, if you do live outside the continental United States, there may be additional fees charged by the Customs offices in your country, once the product has been exchanged and re-shipped to you. Generous Fashion will not assume responsibility for these fees, nor can we reimburse you for any fees incurred.

Returns will not be reimbursed for the original shipment costs delivered to the buyer.

Wholesale availability

Email me at: stephen@generousfashions.com for opening up a wholesale account.

How do you Ship? Are shipping costs refundable If I decide it's not for me? Or I should have purchased the next size down. Or something like this.

We ship USPS or Fedex. *International orders are shipped Asendia International ePacket.

An email is sent after your order has shipped with the tracking # so you can follow it. Please check this. Packages may need to be picked up at the PO.

Original shipping costs are non-refundable unless we made a mistake. These fees will be subtracted from your total return credit. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer unless prior arrangements have been made or if there is a damage or incorrect item delivered.

If you have specific questions about our Return Policy email me rather than including a note with your return.

Any items returned in any condition other than their original sent condition may not be eligible for credit.

What is your Return Policy?

I appreciate your business. If you like to make a return please send it within 30 days (starting from the day you received the goods). Any returns postmarked after 30 days will be issued Etsy credit. No returns or exchanges will be accepted for refund after 30 days.

Unless we made a mistake in shipping or damaged Buyers are responsible for return shipping. If you want to discuss our return policies PLEASE email: stephen@generousfashions.com. Please do not include a note in your return. It does not come to me directly.

Your original shipping costs are non-refundable. These fees will be subtracted from your total return credit. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer unless prior arrangements have been made.

What is your return address? Is there a Preferred Return Shipping Carrier?

Return to:

Fashion Fulfillment for Generous Fashions
807 Airport Access Road
Unit D
Traverse City, MI 49686
Attn: Terry, Returns

Returns must be in the same condition, folded in their plastic/cardboard w/ hang tags & labels. It must be undamaged, unworn - free of perfume, pet hair, smoke, make-up, perspiration, etc. Any returns in any other condition may not be eligible for return, credit, or exchange.

Many buyers prefer to choose their own shipper, thus we do not provided a return shipping label. We suggest using UPS or Fedex. Buyers are responsible for returned costs. Email me for questions.

Returns can take 2 weeks to process (in most cases I process your refund in 7-9 days after your received). I appreciate your patience.

How can I subscribe to your email list?

I generally send out 1 or 2 eNews Letters a month. It lets you know about sales, discounts and New Arrivals. This is the best way to find out what I am up to. In addition there are exclusive sale promotions for subscribers only.

You can sign up here (copy the link and paste): http://bit.ly/StephenNews

How can I learn more about your process?

Good question! If you check out my instagram you can view pictures of me making the fabric and sampling new garments. Just copy and paste this link: https://www.instagram.com/generous_fashions/

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