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)!
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
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
Number 1, The Lodo Dress
Number 2, The Fremantle Pants
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)!
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!
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!
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!