Ruffle Sleeve Free Plus Size Pattern

Style Arc Ethel Pants 2

I’m always looking for free printable plus size sewing patterns!

Peppermint Magazine’s free minimalist sewing patterns haven’t always been so size inclusive, but all but one of their patterns which were drafted by Emily from In The Folds go up to a 54.5″hip.

Style Arc Ethel Pants

Sizing Details: I made a Size J, omitted the ruffle on the sleeve and did a faux Full-Bicep-Adjustment by sewing very small seams in the arms. They’re still too tight, but are hidden by the busy pattern.

I learn sew much every time I sew these free modern sewing patterns from Peppermint Magazine. This shirt has a great facing, and french-seamed arm holes!

Floral Springfield Top

Named Ninni Culottes Natural Linen

Another Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette.

I loved the fit of the first few Springfield tops that I sewed up, and I had just enough of this floral fabric left after making a Cashmerette Montrose top to almost make a Springfield Top too!

Cashmerette Springfield Floral Back

I say ‘almost’ because I didn’t have enough for the whole back of the bodice to be in floral, and the front of the bodice has to be pieced together from 1 large piece and 3 or 4 additional pieces. I find it hard to see where the piecing happened on the front of the bodice, unless you look quite intently (it was near the shoulders), so I suppose that’s a win!

Cashmerette Springfield Floral with short Ninni

Sizing Details: I’ve sewed the C/D cup bodice in a Size 20 at the bust, grading out to a size 22 at the hips. I’m wearing the top here with a 47″ bust and 54″ hip.

Cropped Lou Box Top

SewDIY Lou Box Top Linen

I had sewn a few earlier versions of this Lou Box Top from SewDIY but have given them away to friends or chopped them up to make smaller versions for other friends.

I don’t actually fit into SewDIY’s size chart, but if I rely on some generous positive ease, then there’s enough room for me to fit into the pattern, even though it doesn’t look as cool as slouchy as intended.

SewDIY Lou Box Top linen 2

This very cropped version was made in a very small amount of leftover linen after making some culottes for summer, and I achieved it by simply cutting out the bodice piece without attaching any of the optional hem pattern pieces.

I really only wear this with high-waisted skirts & pants, but it’s a great neutral that ties in with most of my wardrobe!

Size Details: I’ve sewn the XL/XXL size (which is for a 44-51″ bust) and am wearing it with a 47″ bust and 43″ waist.

Ethel Designer Top

Style Arc Ethel Top Cotton 2

These Ethel Designer Top from StyleArc (which I purchased as a set) isn’t something that I wear all that often.

I made the top well before I’d sewn any high-waisted pants, so it was a touch too short for me to enjoy wearing it with my jeans, and so it got pushed to the back of the cupboard for almost 2 years.

Style Arc Ethel Top Cotton

I’ve since discovered that the top works with a lot of my me-made clothes, and so I’m planning another version in delicious linen.


Sizing Details: I made this up in a straight size 22 and don’t think I’d ever bother grading since there are so many bits.

Floral Montrose top

Cashmerette Montrose Cotton

This Montrose Top from Cashmerette is going to be a Tried-n-True pattern in my wardrobe, I can feel it in my bones!

I bought this fabric as a remnant from Nerida Hansen in Australia. It sat in my stash for quite a while because it was a much thinner cotton than I had anticipated, and I also wasn’t sure if it was very ‘me’.

Cashmerette Montrose Cotton 2

Turns out my fears were quite unfounded, because I wear this top all the time! Even though I sewed the high neckline without a keyhole opening at the back, I find it easy enough to get on and off, and since there’s so many colours on the shirt, it really goes with most of my wardrobe.

Size Details: I sewed the C/D cup bodice in a size 20, grading out to size 22 as the waist starts to curve out. I’m also using the Full Bicep sleeve, which is maybe my favourite part of this pattern.