Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #12

This week the Sunday plus-size sewing pattern has a little ‘weekend theme’ with patterns that might be great for a summer weekend! I was thinking about a trip to the beach with a me-made swimsuit & maxi-dress, maybe gardening in some overalls, and drinking a tasty beverage (and eating little cubes of cheese) in a jumpsuit!

All of these patterns are available at least to a 50″ bust or hip (but preferably both) and these roundups selfish contain only patterns that I would like to make myself!

Number 1, Laminaria Swimsuit

The Laminaria Swimsuit from Tuesday Stitches

Available up to a size 24 or 55″ hip

Check out some great photos from the pattern testers here or this great review from Wis for inspo.

Number 2, Wide-Strap Maxi Dress

Wide-Strap Maxi Dress from Peppermint Sewing School by Elbe Textiles (this is a free pattern)!

For inspiration check out; Christmas red linen from Katie_Parrott, green linen from TheLadyWhoLunches, white and black scribbles from MaggieWix,

Number 3, Olive Jumpsuit

The Olive Jumper from Untitled Thoughts

Available up to a 58″ hip

Number 4, Thelma Jumpsuit

The Thelma Jumpsuit from Merchant & Mills

Available up to 57.5″ hip and was released recently as part of the Merchant & Mills extended size range.

Looking for boilersuit inspiration?

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #10

Number 1, Kabuki Tee

Kabuki Tee from Paper Theory

Check out the hashtag #KabukiTee on Instagram for some infpiration!

Number 2, Factory Dress

The Factory Dress from Merchant & Mills

Merchant & Mills put a call out late last year for a model for their extended size range, their new sizes go up to size UK28 (or 57.5″ hip)

Number 3, Collins Top

Collins Top from In The Folds

What’s slowed me down from making this top (which comes with sleeved and sleeveless options) is the knowledge that I’d probably need to do a FBA.

Check out this amazing version from @meanwhilemaker, this Collins from Applefranca, this dramatic raw silk Collins from Tasha and the #collinstop hashtag on insta.

Number 4, Torrens Box Top

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #9

The pattern roundup today features patterns which are available up to at least a 50″ bust or hip. Ultimately, I’d like to use the 60″ standard that’s been set by the knitting world, but at the moment that’d make for a pretty small list.

Neither this roundup nor any future roundup will include pattern companies who release patterns that are not available in plus-sizes (for example, if they have two pattern lines, one for straight sizes and one for plus-sizes and every pattern that they release isn’t available for both size ranges).

Number 1, Adrianna Dress

The Adrianna Dress from Friday Pattern Co.

This dress was launched yesterday and is available up to 4X (54″bust and 57″ hip) and it’s currently 20% off (discount code is listed at the top of the website)

Number 2, Fern Top

The Fern Top from Pattern Scout

Comes with optional C and D cup pattern pieces up to a 58″ hip

This top has been reviewed on the Curvy Sewing Collective here.

Number 3, Elliot Sweater

The Elliot Sweater from Helen’s Closet

Helen recently released updated sizing for the Elliot Sweater so it’s now available up to a 56″ bust and 58″ hip

Number 4, Montrose Top

The Montrose Top from Cashmerette

Cashmerette has extended the sizing on their Montrose Top, which is now available up to a 62″ bust and 62″ hip

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #8

Number 1, The Lodo Dress

Lodo Dress from True Bias

If you’re looking for some Lodo inspiration then you should check out The Green Violet’s Grey dress

Number 2, The Fremantle Pants

Fremantle Pants from Elbe Textiles

Fremantle inspiration can be found from TheLadyWhoLunches, ChucklesPoncho, SewnInSeattle, SewedItMyself, and the Instagram hashtag in general

Number 3, The Wilder Gown

Wilder Gown from Friday Pattern Company

For Wilder inspiration, The Curvy Sewing Collective has a ‘Same Pattern, Different Bodies’ review of the pattern, which is how I found it!

For additional inspiration for the Wilder Gown, Kathryn of @cuttingthingsfine made this gorgeous ensemble which isn’t a Wilder but kind of could be!

Number 4, The Bonnie Woven Top

Bonnie Woven Tops from Style Arc

Back in 2009 (8 years before I started sewing), I was obsessed with this button-back Vogue blouse from Gertie. These days I’m more aware that the Vogue blouse isn’t for me, but I can absolutely wearing this casual top (even though there’s all those button-holes to make)!

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #7

The roundup for this Sunday featured a selection of patterns that aren’t new, you’re not likely to have missed their arrival but maybe they’ve fallen off your radar in the meantime? I often find myself purchasing (and sometimes even immediately printing) patterns which take my fancy, and then they sit, waiting for inspiration to strike. Often, all it takes is a little nudge, or the perfect fabric to cross my path and we’re off again. Hopefully, something here will give you the nudge you need!

Number 1, The Miller Trousers

Miller Trousers from Paper Theory

Number 2, The Blackwood Cardigan

Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet

This classic keeps on giving! Every time I see it I think ‘I really need to make some of these’, not just for winter but also because summer can be cold here!

Number 3, The Sienna Maker Jacket

Sienna Maker Jacket from Closet Case Patterns

Who printed this off as soon as it arrived in her inbox and then has swiftly procrastinated for months and months? It’s me! I love this sample picture and feel like I’d use this pattern a lot if I bothered to sew it up for myself!

Number 4, The Reed Skirt

Reed Skirt from Grainline Studios

Like the Sienna jacket above, this Reed skirt was part of the first patterns released by big indie sewing businesses Grainline & Closet Case. Almost a year on from the online-plus-size-sewing drama, it’s great to see that we’ve got some movement towards size inclusion in indie-sewing!