The plus-size pattern roundup this weekend could be a great opportunity to bring up the plus-size pattern hashtag- add a ‘plus’ to the end of the hashtag.
For example, the #ZadieJumpsuit becomes the #ZadieJumpsuitPlus! It’s a great way to ensure that, even for really popular patterns, there’s any easy way to search for folks with bodies like yours in the pattern!
Number 1, Box Box
The Box Box from Merchant and Mills is available up to a size 28 or 55″ bust and 57.5″ hip
I wasn’t able to find any plus-size makers in this pattern- if you’ve made this pattern, let me know!
Number 2, Fauntleroy
The Fauntleroy from Straight Stitch Designs is available up to a size 24 or 50.5″ bust and 53″ hip
The highlight in patterns for me this week was seeing Grainline Studio release the latest pattern in their extended sizing and also finding that Amy Nicole Studio has released a pants pattern up to a 61″ hip! My aim with these roundups is to share patterns available up to a 50″ hip or 50″ bust (but I generally only share patterns that I would happily make and wear)!
This number isn’t arbitrary, I’d love to only share patterns that are available up to 60″ bust and 60″ hips, but that would make for a pretty short roundup! I’m eternally optimistic for the future of plus-size sewing patterns and hope that even pattern companies who’ve already extended up will continue up past the 60″ mark!
I didn’t bother to brush my hair or tidy my lounge for these pictures- I figured that it was more important to take the photos than to wait for the perfect pictures! This is my first time making the pleated-front Glebe Pants that Leila and I released over at Muna and Broad!
I’ve been pestering my real-life sewing friend Naomi to help me work out what colours suit me for a while now (mostly because I’d like to stop wasting money on fabrics that I like in theory, but not in practice on myself) and last week it finally happened!
Yes, it looked a bit like this picture from The Guardian, but there was more cheese and snacks.
This week, there’s been a number of new releases for plus-size sewing patterns! There’s 6 patterns included in the roundup this week, 4 of them brand new!
It seems that a lot of the ‘patterns released this week’ blog posts have died off since Helen’s Closet and the Curvy Sewing Collective are no longer rounding up the latest releases. Please send me through any new patterns that are available in at least a 50″ bust or hip (size chart, not finished measurement) for inclusion in the weekly roundups!
The new size range for Closet Case goes up to a size 30, or 58″ bust and 61″ hip. To find this info on their website, select ‘details’ because they don’t include the size details of the extended sizing in the images (as they do for their original size range).
Next Sunday is going to be quite a busy week for new plus-size sewing patterns, so here are a few older patterns that may have fallen from your memory and one of the extended-size-range patterns from Merchant & Mills.
All of these patterns are available up to at least a 50″ hip (and they generally go higher).
Part of Merchant & Mills’ new plus-size range, there are available up to a size 28 (or 57.5” Hip). They’re drawstring trousers with a false fly and side pockets and are designed to sit on the waist.
I know lots of you are thinking blissfully of an approaching summer but I’ve had less than a handful of 30c+ (86F+) days and I’m already done and I’m planning ahead for my winter wardrobe! Since Christchurch is pretty mild, maybe my winter wardrobe and your spring wardrobe are the same thing!
Do you like to sew a season ahead (or at least be planning the sewing for your upcoming season)?