MyBodyModel for plus-size sketching

Recently I’ve made a lot more wardrobe orphans than usual (light sky-ish blue pants that don’t go with any of my tops being a prime example) and I’ve also not been sketching my makes as much. I’d like to start doing that more, both before I cut-and-sew but also before I purchase fabric. Hopefully this will cut down on the amount of fabric in my stash that I like, but can’t really see myself wearing (although I suppose I’ll have to get rid of some of my current ‘unwearable fabric’ first)!

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #9

The pattern roundup today features patterns which are available up to at least a 50″ bust or hip. Ultimately, I’d like to use the 60″ standard that’s been set by the knitting world, but at the moment that’d make for a pretty small list.

Neither this roundup nor any future roundup will include pattern companies who release patterns that are not available in plus-sizes (for example, if they have two pattern lines, one for straight sizes and one for plus-sizes and every pattern that they release isn’t available for both size ranges).

Number 1, Adrianna Dress

The Adrianna Dress from Friday Pattern Co.

This dress was launched yesterday and is available up to 4X (54″bust and 57″ hip) and it’s currently 20% off (discount code is listed at the top of the website)

Number 2, Fern Top

The Fern Top from Pattern Scout

Comes with optional C and D cup pattern pieces up to a 58″ hip

This top has been reviewed on the Curvy Sewing Collective here.

Number 3, Elliot Sweater

The Elliot Sweater from Helen’s Closet

Helen recently released updated sizing for the Elliot Sweater so it’s now available up to a 56″ bust and 58″ hip

Number 4, Montrose Top

The Montrose Top from Cashmerette

Cashmerette has extended the sizing on their Montrose Top, which is now available up to a 62″ bust and 62″ hip

Ashton top tropical toile

The Ashton top from Helen’s Closet has been out for a while now and I finally caved and purchased the pattern as a possible replacement for the Cashmerette Springfield Top, which fits great, but is a bit too fitted for my tastes (I want something boxier).

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #8

Number 1, The Lodo Dress

Lodo Dress from True Bias

If you’re looking for some Lodo inspiration then you should check out The Green Violet’s Grey dress

Number 2, The Fremantle Pants

Fremantle Pants from Elbe Textiles

Fremantle inspiration can be found from TheLadyWhoLunches, ChucklesPoncho, SewnInSeattle, SewedItMyself, and the Instagram hashtag in general

Number 3, The Wilder Gown

Wilder Gown from Friday Pattern Company

For Wilder inspiration, The Curvy Sewing Collective has a ‘Same Pattern, Different Bodies’ review of the pattern, which is how I found it!

For additional inspiration for the Wilder Gown, Kathryn of @cuttingthingsfine made this gorgeous ensemble which isn’t a Wilder but kind of could be!

Number 4, The Bonnie Woven Top

Bonnie Woven Tops from Style Arc

Back in 2009 (8 years before I started sewing), I was obsessed with this button-back Vogue blouse from Gertie. These days I’m more aware that the Vogue blouse isn’t for me, but I can absolutely wearing this casual top (even though there’s all those button-holes to make)!

Torrens Box Top adventures

We recently launched some bonus long-sleeve pieces to accompany the Torrens Box Top pattern from Muna and Broad. Since our summer hasn’t been particularly warm, I went a little sewing-crazy adding new sleeves of various kinds to my wardrobe!

Rather than post about all of them, I thought that a round-up post might be in order!

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #7

The roundup for this Sunday featured a selection of patterns that aren’t new, you’re not likely to have missed their arrival but maybe they’ve fallen off your radar in the meantime? I often find myself purchasing (and sometimes even immediately printing) patterns which take my fancy, and then they sit, waiting for inspiration to strike. Often, all it takes is a little nudge, or the perfect fabric to cross my path and we’re off again. Hopefully, something here will give you the nudge you need!

Number 1, The Miller Trousers

Miller Trousers from Paper Theory

Number 2, The Blackwood Cardigan

Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet

This classic keeps on giving! Every time I see it I think ‘I really need to make some of these’, not just for winter but also because summer can be cold here!

Number 3, The Sienna Maker Jacket

Sienna Maker Jacket from Closet Case Patterns

Who printed this off as soon as it arrived in her inbox and then has swiftly procrastinated for months and months? It’s me! I love this sample picture and feel like I’d use this pattern a lot if I bothered to sew it up for myself!

Number 4, The Reed Skirt

Reed Skirt from Grainline Studios

Like the Sienna jacket above, this Reed skirt was part of the first patterns released by big indie sewing businesses Grainline & Closet Case. Almost a year on from the online-plus-size-sewing drama, it’s great to see that we’ve got some movement towards size inclusion in indie-sewing!

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #6

Number 1, The Roscoe Blouse

Hello readers and hello 2020! Here’s the first pattern roundup for the New Year! I love the colour scheme that this weeks post captures, and hope that you’ll find some patterns of interest!

Roscoe Blouse & Dress from True Bias

Released late in 2019 in extended sizes, the Roscoe Blouse is another example of True Bias going through the archives to update for more inclusive sizing. I think this top (and the dress view) would make great work wear.

Number 2, The Acton Dress

The Acton Dress from In The Folds

This dress has been on my ‘must-make list’ since I found it online. I love the wrap skirt (which is a good option for those who aren’t included in the sizing for the Keilo wrap dress). Knowing that I’d have to do a FBA has slowed me down, but I still adore it and think ‘I must make that soon’ whenever I see it!

Number 3, The Tobin Sweater

Tobin Sweater from Cashmerette

Cashmerette is such an amazing resource for incredibly consistent plus-size sewing patterns. Their ‘choose-your-bust-size’ pattern options are incredibly helpful, and patterns like The Tobin seem almost timeless- a great investment pattern for your stash!

Number 4, The Lawley Skirt

The Lawley Skirt Pattern from Elbe Textiles

Lauren from Elbe textiles has such gorgeous taste, and has an ever growing collection of patterns with a large size range. This skirt is free, but her other patterns are well worth a look too!