10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (Part 20)

1. Fabrics Store Box Pleated Dress

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

2. Mood Calypso Jacket

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

3. Atatac LindXXX top

Size: Up to a 50″ seat

4. Fabrics Store Vera Trench

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

5. Hot Patterns Aspen Cardigan

Size: Up to size 26 or 54″ hip

6. Mood Aspen Ensemble top & skirt

Size: Up to a size 30 or 63″ hip

7. The Wolf and the Tree Flair top, tunic & dress

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Size: up to 5XL or 59.5″ hip

8. Fabrics Store Eva Tie Top Pattern

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

9. Mood Clover Crop Top

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

10. Bootstrap Fashion has 2 pages of free custom-fit patterns where you plug in your measurements and they provide a custom pattern!

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 19)

1. Fabric Store Ruby Crossover Dress

Size: Up to size 30 or 58″ hip

2. Atatac Rectangular cut trousers

Size: Up to a 50″ seat

3. Mood The Laelia Tunic

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

4. Fabric.com Cupid Cami & Tap Pants

5. Fabric Store Anna Rose Knife Pleated Button Up Dress

Size: Up to size 26 or 54″ hip

6. Atatac Long sleeve T-shirt

Size: up to 50″ seat

7. Mood Hawthorn Jacket

Size: up to size 30 or 63″ hip

8. My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns Simple Tee Sewing Pattern

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Size: up to size XL or 51″ hip

9. Fabrics Store Drew Tunic Dress Pattern

Size: Up to size 26, 71″ bust finished measurement

10. Mood Xyris Dress

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

Amarante double gauze Montrose

Double Gauze Montrose 2

This gorgeous double gauze, ‘Stardust Amarante’, came from Miss Maude in New Zealand’s North Island and its usage in combination with the Montrose is entirely inspired by/plagiarised from Plum Kitchen who made this exact top in the mustard colourway (she actually has tonnes of inspiring Montrose tops (and other clothes), you should definitely check out her blog).

Double Gauze Montrose 1

I actually sewed this top up before I sewed up the cloud rayon A-line Montrose Hack, so this top has the lengthened arms (but not as lengthened as the rayon version) and front and back facings, but doesn’t have the extra width through the hips.

Double Gauze Montrose Label

I also took the opportunity to use this cute pink ‘Sewing is sexy‘ label from Kylie and the Machine, since red & pink is a great match!

Size Details: I use the C/D cup bodice in a size 20, grading out to size 22 at the hips. I’m also using the Full Bicep sleeve, with extended length.

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.