10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 10)

1. Fabrics Store Chelsea Linen Raglan Tee

Size: Up to a size 20/22 or 50″ hip

2. Mood Gordonia Hoodie

Size: Up to a size 30 or 58.5″ bust

3. Hey June Handmade Durango Tank

Size: Up to a size 22 or 50″ hip

4. Peppermint Magazine Beach Coverup

Size: Up to 54.5″ hips

5. Hot Patterns Tropicana Maxi Skirt (Up to size 26)

6. Made for Mermaids Women’s Paige Piko Top

7. Stitch Upon A Time Marian’s Cover All Shawl

Size: One size fits most

8. Rebecca Page The Betty Vintage Circle Skirt

Size: Up to 5XL or 50″ waist

9. Fabrics Store Charlie Pinafore

Size: Up to a size 30 or 48″ Waist

10. Mood Willow Cardigan

Size: Up to a size 30 or 63″ hip

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (Part 9)

1. Mood Lavender Tee

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

2. Urban Legs Shorts & Legging Pattern

Sign up to her Facebook group for a discount code.

Size: Up to 4XL or 59″ hip

3. Lolita Patterns Fuchsia Skirt

Size: Up to size 26 or 46″ waist

4. Peek-a-Boo Patterns Adult Classic Sweatshirt

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Size: Up to an XXXL or 56″ Hip

5. Fabrics Store Diana Button Down Pleated Dress

Size: Up to a size 22 or 46″ finished bust

6. Shwin and Shwin Ryan Dress

Size: Up to size
XXXL and up to 52″ hip

7. Peppermint Magazine Play Suit

Size: Up to 54.5″ hip

8. Mood The Primrose Pants

Size: Up to a size 30 or 63″ hips

9. Fabrics Store Anca High Low Hem Shirt Pattern

Size: Up to size 28/30 or 58″ hip

10. Rogue Patterns Tranquility Tank/Dress

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Size: Up to a size 30 or 76″ hip

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 8)

In addition to the 10 free patterns available this week CreativeBug currently has a free one week trial which you can use to access lots of free patterns including 100 Acts of Sewing patterns including Shirt No.1, Pants No.1 and Dress No.2 patterns (and classes from pattern designer Sonya taking you through how to sew up the patterns). I’m not sure how long the free trial will last, but thanks to @daisysewcrazy for the tip!

1. Diby Club The Duchess High-Low Skirt

Size: Up to 9+ or 63″ waist

2. Mood Calla Coat

Size: Up to a size 30 or 63″ hip

3. Tessuti Our Fave Top Pattern

Size: One Size

Normally wouldn’t include a ‘one size fits all’ (sizes 8-16), but you could maybe make some quick changes to the sleeves and use this?

4. Pattern for Pirates Walk the Plank PJ Bottoms

Size: Up to Plus3X or 58″ hip

5. Peppermint Magazine Pleated Summer Dress

Size: Up to 54.5″ hip

6. Mood Molina Tunic

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

7. Rebecca Page Patsy Party Dress

Size: Up to a 5XL or 57″ hips (not finished measurement)

8. Itch to Stitch Lago Tank

Size: up to a size 20 or 48″ hip

9. Hot Patterns Voodoo Chile Gored Skirt

Size: Up to a size 26

10. Ohhh Lulu Lingerie Hyacinth Free Bralette

Size: Up to 3XL or 47″ bust

Toile of Harrison Shirt from Cashmerette

Cashmerette Harrison Shirt

I started this Cashmerette Harrison Shirt, my first shirt, with the intention of making a ‘wearable toile’ but have settled for a toile that included plenty of ‘firsts’ for me!


Usually when making Cashmerette Patterns, I’m able to pick my cup size, select my bust measurement and then grade out a size or two where the curve starts for the hips on the pattern pieces. But since the Harrison has double princess seams, I only graded out on the outside seam of the outer pieces of the back and the front, and it just wasn’t enough extra fabric to encourage my shirt over my hips.

Size details: I made a size 20 in the bust and graded out to a 22 on the two side pieces of the back and front. This didn’t give me enough additional fabric, and next time I’d grade out to a 24. I also used the very handy Full Bicep Sleeve piece for a great fit in the arms! My current measurements are 47″B 43″W 56″H

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 7)

1. Mood Sewciety Alder Top

There’s a review of this pattern over on PatternReview.com

Size: Up to size 30 or 65″ hip

2. 5 out of 4 Ninja Pants

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Size: Up to 5XL or 61″ hip

3. DIBY Club Anything But Basic Women’s Tee

I see that this has been sewn up by Diskordia here.

Size: Up to size 36 or 67″ hip

4. Blank Slate Pattern Panties

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Size: Up to 3X or 55″ hip

5. Peppermint Magazine Wide Leg Pants

Size: Up to 54″ Hips

Megan’s version of these convinced me to give these a go myself. I also love the Compulsive Seamstress‘ pants, SewManju’s version, Maggie’s pair, GlamourforGeeks‘ amazing pair, this lovely rust pair from fabric_scraps, Hessiebell’s pair and the set from Finefabric. Really you should just explore #PeppermintWideLegPants on Instagram!

6. Hot Patterns All Wrapped Up Tank (available up to size 26)

7. Mood Sewciety Brassia Dress

Size: Up to size 22 or 39.5″ waist

8. Tessuti Mandy Boat Tee

Size: Up to XXXL or 49″ Hips (finished garment measurements larger)

9. Pattern for Pirates Pirate Pencil Skirt

Size: Up to Plus3X 58″ hip

10. Winter Wear Designs Parisian Nights PJ Pants

Size: Up to XXXL or 54″ hip

MMMay Hacks or Free accessories patterns

Maybe you’ve signed up for Me-Made-May this year and you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to “wear” a handmade item every day. Or maybe you just like to make your own stuff. Here are a few free accessories sewing patterns, or ‘free patterns that you can sneak into your Me-Made-May since you wear them and they’re handmade!’

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 6)

1. Milla Bralette from Mood

Size: Up to a size 30 or 58.5″ bust

2. Wardrobe By Me Hera Summer Top

Size: Up to a size 20 or 45.5″ Bust

3. So Sew Easy Gathered Front Top

Size: Up to a 42″ bust

4. The Hollyhock Shirt from Mood

Size: Up to a size 30 or 63″ Hips

5. Peppermint Magazine Wrap Skirt

Size: Up to a 54.5″ Hip

6. Neck Tie Top from Winter Wear Designs

Sign up to her Facebook group for the code.

Size: Up to size 24 or 52.5″ hip

7. Louise wrap dress from Untitled Thoughts

Size: Up to XXL or 50″ hip

8. DIBY Club Anything But Basic Leggings

Size: Up to size 36 or 67″ hip

9. Halla Patterns Agnes swing top & dress

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Size: up to 51″ bust

10. Mood Sewciety Blackthorn Coat

Size: Available up to size 30 or 63″ hip

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 5)

Have you missed part 1 or part 2 or part 3 or part 4 of these collections of free plus size sewing pattern round-ups?

I’d love to hear if you’ve made these patterns so I can include some examples with the listing! Let me know in the comments- or tell me if there’s a pattern that I might have missed! I’m finding more all the time, but it’s not possible to find them all on my own.

1. Maria Denmark Kimono Tee

Check out Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow’s version here.

Size: up to a 4XL or 52″ hip

2. Lunaria-dress from Mood

Can’t tell if I love the fabric more than the pattern here?

Size: Up to a size 22 or 51″ hip

3. Peppermint Magazine Jumpsuit

There are so many amazing versions of this online! I love this seersucker version, this chambray version, this barkcloth version, and also this excellent chambray version! There’s also this version with pockets, this lovely denim version and this spotted chambray version!

Size: Up to a 54.5″ hip

4. Laela Jeyne Patterns Mica T-shirt

Sign up to her email list at the link above to have the files emailed to you.

Size: Up to a 4X or 58″ hip

5. Ki-Ba-Doo Freebook Top Yumi

This is entirely in German, but is apparently straight-forward enough to sew if you don’t have any German skills. I couldn’t find the size chart, but I would assume an EU58 would be 50″+ at the hips. Please let me know if you can provide more information!

Size: Up to size EU 58

6. Max & Meena Saltwater Camisole

Get this pattern for free by joining their Facebook group.
Can be made with an optional shelf bra or you can also make the bra on its own.

Size: Up to a 4X or 57.5″ hip

7. Ash Pants from Mood

Size: Up to a size 30 or 63″ hips

8. SBCC Tonic Tee

Sign up to her email list at the link above to get access to the free PDF. Check out versions on Sweet Alchemy, Thornberry, Chrichrimano, and Happily Caffeinated.

Size: Up to 3X or 52″ bust

9. Rebecca Page Paris Party Dress

There are some lovely versions in #ParisPartyDress

Size: up to 5XL or 54″ bust & 50″ waist

10. Mary Quant Style Dress from Alice & Co Patterns for the V&A

Thanks to Samantha for suggesting this pattern which I had missed. Check out the V&A’s Pinterest board for inspiration or #WeWantQuant where people are sharing their makes!

I love this make from @DivineDita!

Size: up to a size 22 or 53″ hip

My first Me-Made-May!

Since I started a public Instagram account in January, I’ve decided to go in boots and all and commit myself to Me Made May. In addition to wearing at least 1 handmade item per day this May, I will also finish all my current works-in-progress items (which is shamefully large).

I’ve enjoyed following along with the Me Made May hashtags in previous years, even though I never took part myself. And although it’s not a photo-challenge, lots of folks do take photos of their outfits for a little bit of public accountability.
There’s lots of amazing pictures in the following hashtags from previous years: #MMMay #MeMadeMay2018 #MeMadeMay18 #MeMadeMay17 #MeMadeMay2017

What is Me-Made-May and how does it work?
From Zoe’s website: Me-Made-May is a challenge designed to encourage people who make their own clothes to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. You set the specifics of your own challenge to make it suitable and useful for YOU. However, one very common pledge is for a participant to aim to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May. 

My current unfinished projects include (but are not limited to): Cashmerette Pembroke Dress (just hems to do), Cashmerette Concord Top (Neckline and hems to do), StyleArc Maude Tunic (only cut out), StyleArc Autumn (only cut out), Peppermint Magazine Wide Leg Pants (hems to do), In The Folds Rushcutter Dress (Need to recut the sleeve section), Peppermint Magazine Peplum top x3 (various amounts of work to do).

Are you signing up for Me-Made-May? If so, what will you be pledging? Would you be interested in a Me-Made-May-Plus-Size hashtag?