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.
Sizing Details: I made a Size J and in addition to omitting the ruffle sleeve, I omitted the entire sleeve. I used my burrito facing method which the Peppermint Jumpsuit pattern taught me to fully enclose the raw edges of the armholes and neck in the facing.
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this hack because I did nothing to address the different drafting for sleeved and sleeveless things, so this top is forever falling off my shoulders. But, as far as free basic sewing patterns for beginners go, this one is a winner!