Hand Knits

Although I didn’t make these sweaters, I’m posting them because they are a much loved part of my wardrobe that’s handmade, just not by me.

HandKnit Cardigan

This is one of the cardigans that my grandma knitted for herself many years ago out of our merino wool which she spun herself. Fortunately, we were basically the same size so I won a couple of her cardigans and sweaters.

Grandma Knit 2

This is another sweater that was knitted by my Grandma for herself that I’m able to wear. It has lovely colour work and while brown, pink & teal seem like strange colours to me, somehow it works.

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns

I’ve been on the hunt for free plus size sewing patterns for beginners and have accumulated quite the list! In order to avoid over-saturation I’m going to release a list of 10 twice a week until I run out. I hope there will be plenty to inspire you! If you’re a pattern designer and you offer a free plus size sewing pattern, please get in touch!

1. Sorbetto from Colette Patterns

This is one of the OG free Indie patterns.

Size: Available up to size 26 or a 58″ hip

Rushcutter Dress in denim

In The Folds Rushcutter 2

This denim Rushcutter dress from In The Folds is one of the first dresses that I made.

There were so many amazing versions of this on the internet, but in order to fully recreate I probably should do a FBA, but there’s so many bits to adjust that I probably never will.


Morning Glory Top

Sarah Kirsten Morning Glory Top 3

A free plus size sewing pattern for beginners? Look no further!

The Morning Glory Top is a free top pattern from the lovely Sarah Kirsten (Check out my post on free plus size sewing patterns for beginners).

Liberty Lawn Springfield Top

Cashmerette Springfield Tana Lawn

I wish I had a picture of the dress that this top used to be so that I could share a before and after.

This Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette is a recent purchase and has quickly become a Tried-and-True pattern in my wardrobe!

A hacked ruffle sleeve top

Peppermint Ruffle Sleeve Top Cotton 2

It’s quite hard finding good sewing patterns for larger ladies, and I’ve had so many fails with paid patterns that when I find free plus size sewing patterns, I definitely have to find out more.

I’ve learnt so much from sewing the Peppermint Magazine‘s free sewing patterns, and I hacked a couple of short sleeves versions of their popular Ruffle Sleeve Top.