Welcome to the Sunday plus-size sewing pattern roundup! Every week, I share 4 plus-size sewing patterns that are available up to at least a 50″ bust and hip. I try to keep up-to-date with new patterns, but also with lesser-known companies.
The Kapunda Undies from Leila and me at Muna and Broad is available up to a 71.5″ hip, but if that’s too small for you then we will grade this pattern up for you at no extra cost.
These vintage undies are 15% off until the 15th of November by signing up to the M&Bemail newsletter
Number 2, Te Aro Dress and Top
The Te Aro Dress and Top from Scroop Patterns is available up to a 56″ bust and 60″ hip and comes with 3 different ‘size packs’, the largest being Size 44-56.
Designed for midweight knits, View A is a long sleeve dress with an optional hood, View B is a short-sleeve top with a high-low hem and View C is a dress with high low hem and dramatic sleeves.
Number 3, Krissa Crop
The Krissa Crop from Amy Nicole Studio is a free pattern which is available up to a 56.5” bust
Number 4, Staley Top
The Staley Top from Elbe Textiles is available up to a 56.3″ hip. This pattern for knit fabrics come with two views: View A is a cropped jumper with a split hem detail and View B is a semi fitted t-shirt with a scooped neckline and a curved hem.
I try to only share pattern makers who release all their patterns in their entire size range- I don’t want to support companies who are further marginalising fat bodies, or treating us like an afterthought! I’d love to hear your suggestions!
Here’s a little roundup of NZ fabric stores where you can shop online to buy fabrics appropriate for garment sewing! I’m always trying to buy as locally as possible, and shipping from overseas can be agonising (both in terms of wait time and cost), so shopping close to home (and in your own currency) is a great alternative.
I’ve made my favourite shops bold! These are shops that I’ve shopped with and would wholeheartedly recommend!
They have a variety of fabrics at very decent prices. They have a system on their website for requesting samples, which you pay for, but I’ve also had luck getting free samples by emailing the store (either way, the samples are very small)
Welcome to the Sunday plus-size sewing pattern roundup! I’m trying to share 4 plus-size sewing patterns that are available up to at least a 50″ bust and hip. You can check out all of the posts that are part of this series here.
What is the Sunday Plus-size pattern roundup? In every post I share 4 patterns- some are old, some are new- I do try to keep track of new releases and companies that expand their sizing! Generally, I’ll only include patterns that I like (generally Indie patterns which are available as PDFs). In order to be included, the patterns will need to have either bust or hip measurements of over 50″, but preferably they’ll have both. I try to only share pattern makers who release all their patterns in their entire size range- I don’t want to support companies who are further marginalising fat bodies, or treating us like an afterthought! Check out all of the posts that are part of this series here.
This is one of my 7 Waikerie Shirts and Waikerie Dresses that are in various states of completion- This dress has been sitting almost completed for quite a few months now and I finally put some buttons and button-holes on this tencel/linen stripe fabric.
I’ve made View B of the Waikerie Dress (with mitered corners and a high-low hem), and this is my first Waikerie Dress with short sleeves
It’s not quite warm enough here yet for me to be wearing only a dress- and Christchurch often has a chilly wind even in the middle of summer! I’m wearing the dress over some linen Glebe Pants, but could also see myself wearing it like a short-sleeve duster with a top (maybe a Nullarbor Cami or a knit-tank) on underneath. The dress has a high-low hem (which is a bit more clear on the final picture below), and for my taste I thin I’ll lengthen the front pieces for future versions so that it hits mid-calf. The length of the dress is perfect and exactly what I was hoping for!
Please excuse the popped collar in the picture below! Don’t you hate when you take a heap of photos and then realise that there was something sitting wrong the whole time!? I didn’t realise how wrong my collar was sitting until I got up close to the camera to show you how I changed the direction of the stripes so that I could skip any pattern matching stress that comes up when dealing with stripes! I also changed up the direction of the stripes on the sleeve band.
Size Details: I made Size E, graded out to Size F (I increased the size of the pleat in the back so that the Size F back piece matched up to the Size E yoke.
I love the generous pleat in the back of this dress, and the deep pockets, and I’m excited to finish up the many other Waikerie Work-In-Progress piles that are waiting for me in my sewing room!
The theme of the Sunday Pattern Roundup this week is gathers and pleats! All of these patterns are available up to at least a 50″ bust or hip! Usually I only share 4 patterns in each roundup, but I included a few bonuses this week so that there were plenty of options!
The Meadowood top is the latest pattern from Straight Stitch Design, and is available up to a 59.5″ bust and 60″ hip
Number 2, Pleated Summer Dress
The Pleated Summer Dress is designed by Emily of In The Folds and is available as a free download from the Peppermint Sewing School Website. The sizing goes up to a 51″ bust and 54.5″ hip (finished bust measurement of 53″ and 88″ hip)
If you find these free patterns useful, please consider donating or supporting the pattern designer.
The Wildwood Wrap Dress from Sew House 7 is available up to a 61.5″ bust and 65″ hip. The shoulder and waist pleats here are why it’s included in this roundup of gathered and pleated patterns!
Bonus 2, Gather Dress
Gather Dress, Zero-Waste Pattern from Birgitta Helmersson is a ‘1 size fits this range’ zero-waste sewing pattern which is available from Bust: 108.5cm – 135cm / 42 1/2 – 53 1/2 inches (there’s also another pattern that’s fits a smaller size range).