10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 18)

1. Fabrics Store Harley Placket Tunic Pattern

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

2. Mood Bellium Dress

Size: up to size 30 or 63″ hip

3. Mood Malva Sweater

Size: up to size 30 or 63″ hip

4. Atatac Boxy T-Shirt

Size: up to 50″ hip

5. Fabrics Store Hana Kimono Jacket

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

6. Bella Sunshine Designs Isabella’s Banded Skirt

Size: Up to size 20 or 41.75″ waist

7. Mood Azara Top

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

8. Make/Use Zero-Waste Cropped Tshirt

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous and don’t mind a bit of illustrator editing, this shirt from Make/Use.

9. Fabrics Store Fred Knotted Crop Top

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

10. Mood Gilia Dress

Size: up to size 30 or 63″ hip

Cloudy weather Cashmerette Montrose hack

Cloud Montrose 3

The latest Cashmerette Montrose in a wardrobe that already has a decent amount of Cashmerette Montrose tops: I’ve lengthened the sleeves, made the body more ‘A-line’, drafted facings for the front and back necklines and tested it all out in this cloud-print rayon from Drapers Fabrics.

Cloud Montrose

I used the Cashmerette Harrison sleeve as a template to increase the length of my Montrose to bracelet length. Because I usually cover my tattoos at work (depending on who I’ll be seeing), it’s nice to have the option of not wearing a sweater because my top is long enough!

Montrose Facings

The facing of the Peppermint Ruffle Sleeve Top ensured a tidy finish to the neckline (I’ve made this version and this version). I’ve found the facing is quicker to apply than bias binding as well as being neater and since it gets attached to the arm holes, the facing shouldn’t up and out of the neck hole!

Montrose Facings 2

Following Emily from In The Folds’ instructions on how to draft an all-in-facing, these facings were a cinch. I’ve always hated finishing my Montrose necklines with bias binding. It’s one of my least favourite activities and strikes me as being a bit of a ‘cop out’ finishing.

Montrose Cashmerette Clouds

Size details: In addition to lengthening the sleeves I redrew the sideseams so that they were straight but angled out (like an A-line dress). I use the C/D cup bodice in a size 20, grading out to size 22 at the hips, but my redrawn sideseams added some width at the hip. I’m also using the Full Bicep sleeve, with extended length.

Peppermint Magazine Wrap Skirt in Wool


When I got my current job, I treated myself to a couple of different wool coatings from Fabric Vision as a celebration.

Peppermint Wrap Skirt 4


Since it has been so cold here (and especially cold in my office) recently I decided that I definitely needed a wool skirt to combat our cold temperatures. I loved the Peppermint Magazine Wrap Skirt when it was released, but I’ll be waiting quite a while to wear a linen skirt…

Peppermint Wrap Skirt 2

Inspired in part by The Betty Wrap Skirt from Alice Alexander, I decided that a wrap skirt might well be a good look for me, and wearing a glorified woolen blanket around the office would certainly make me warmer!

Peppermint Wrap Skirt 1

Size details: I made the largest size available which is meant for a 54″ hip and I have between 52″-59″hip depending what’s going on. I omitted the french seams, which I think may have given me a bit of extra room. The wrap portion is very generous and I’m in no danger of flashing anyone at any time. I made the hem much larger than indicated, I like the wide hem at the bottom but it’s not my tidiest work so I might fix it in the coming week.

Peppermint Wrap Skirt 3


Obviously I finished the skirt off with one of my labels from Kylie And The Machine, which I feel elevates things when I maybe haven’t done the tidiest finishing! So, I suppose putting a label on it maybe hides some flaws and also promises that next time it’ll probably be tidier, making this skirt ‘one of a kind’

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 17)

  1. Burda Trench Dress

Size: up to size 26 or 50″ hip (lol)

2. Fabrics Store Monique — Simple Tee Pattern

Size: up to size 26, finished bust measurement 59″

3. Mood Rodanthe Dress

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

4. Atatac Shaped shoulders and arms tunic

Size: Up to 50″ seat

5. Fabrics Store Alena Pants

Size: Up to a size 30, or 58″ hip

6. Straight Stitch Designs Pagosa Pants

Size: up to size 24 or 70″ finished hip measurement

7. Mood Perilla Jumpsuit

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

8. Straight Stitch Design Magnolia Dress

Size: Up to size 24, measurements not listed on the site sorry!

9. Fabrics Store Donna Dress

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

10. Mood Vanda Dress

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 16)

1. Fabrics Store Lois Paperbag Waist Pants Pattern

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

2. Peppermint Magazine x In The Folds Everyday Dress

Size: Up to 54″ hip

3. Mood Poplar Overalls

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

4. Atatac Painters Coat

Size: Up to 50″ hip

5. Fabrics Store Jade Relaxed Shirt Pattern

Size: Up to a size 30 or 58″ hip

6. Mood Bixa Sweatshirt

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

7. George and Ginger Lounge Gown

Size: Up to size 26 or 59″ hip

8. Fabrics Store Aiko Maxi Dress

Size: Up to a size 30 or 58″ hip

9. Mood Solandra Gown

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

10. Madalynne Intimates Raquel Bralette

Size: Up to 3XL