It’s been a long time between posts in my Sunday Plus Size Sewing pattern series, which was a weekly occurrence earlier in the year, but which fell by the wayside!
What do I share?
In every post I share 4 patterns- some are old, some are new.
Generally, I’ll only include patterns that I like! It’s biased, but I’m not interested in rounding up fit and flare dresses for the masses.
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!
Not all of their patterns are available in this extended range, but the newer ones seem to be. Stokx Patterns come from Stokx’ RTW clothing shop in Berlin, so I presume they’ve been extensively fit-tested by real people!
I’m on a cool-weather vibe with this roundup, so it seemed like a great time to include the latest pattern from Leila and me- the Grainger Coat, a quilted coat with 2 lengths.
Available up to a 71.5″ hip, we will grade the pattern up to your size at no extra cost if our patterns are too small for you.
Number 3, Arlo Track Jacket
The latest pattern from Friday Pattern Co, the Arlo Track Jacket is available up to a 60″ bust and 63″ hip.
Sold a unisex pattern, this comes in a variety of lengths!
Number 4, Pekka Jacket
The Pekka Jacket from France based Ready to Sew is available up to a 54″ bust and 59.5″ hip
I like how this pattern could fill the gap left because some other haori style patterns aren’t as size-inclusive as this one. But, the large format files are laid out in a way that requires you to trace your pattern pieces off- this is a bit of a bummer for those of us who love digital precisely because it allows us to skip the tracing!
Keep an eye out next Sunday for the next edition of my Sunday Sewing Pattern Roundup!
For the 20th edition of my Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup I wanted to include some plus-size style icons because it’s often difficult to find plus-size inspiration, especially when so many makers the using the “plus-size” and “curvy” hashtags are often full of bodies who aren’t visibly fat.
Below are the patterns in the roundup for this week and underneath those are some inspiring plus-size fashion instagram accounts!
Number 1, Trapeze Dress
The Trapeze Dress from Merchant and Mills is available in plus sizes from 47.5-57.5″ hip
This dress is part of the recent extended sizes from Merchant and Mills and I love how they’ve styled the dress since it shows that this sleeveless dress can be worn all-year-round.
The Jeannie Dress from Schnittchen Patterns is available up to a size 56EU (which is a 53.54″ bust and 55.91″ hip).
Schnittchen don’t release all their patterns in their extended-size range, but they do have some unique designs and a unique aesthetic.
@marielle.elizabeth who shares slow fashion and has great things to say about bodies, @lydiahudgens who is an amazing photographer with an amazing sense of style, @emmisnicker shares small-plus-size minimalism. @Lvernon2000 who is a plus-size hijabi model with an incredible collection of colourful outfits, @styleisstyle who you might have seen modelling the clothes of slow-fashion companies, @nearandchar who provides dress-inspiration-galore , @mayralouise who has an amazing aesthetic and gorgeous curly-hair, @bethany_rutter who works for Navabi fashion and is also a little bit in to sewing, @sarabrowndesign who is the colour guru we all need, @shannydoots who is an in-betweenie who shares gorgeous slow-fashion pieces, and @noranoranora who shares plus-size outfits from her slow-fashion wardrobe.
Please tell me who I’ve missed! Who else should I be following for visibly-fat plus-size fashion inspiration?
This Sunday plus-size pattern roundup is an entirely subjectively organised list of things that I like. 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’ll also only share patterns that I like, either I will have made them or intend to make them. So, this isn’t exactly a ‘new patterns list’, it’s more of a ‘list of patterns Jess likes’!
The plus-size pattern roundup this weekend could be a great opportunity to bring up the plus-size pattern hashtag- add a ‘plus’ to the end of the hashtag.
For example, the #ZadieJumpsuit becomes the #ZadieJumpsuitPlus! It’s a great way to ensure that, even for really popular patterns, there’s any easy way to search for folks with bodies like yours in the pattern!
Number 1, Box Box
The Box Box from Merchant and Mills is available up to a size 28 or 55″ bust and 57.5″ hip
I wasn’t able to find any plus-size makers in this pattern- if you’ve made this pattern, let me know!
Number 2, Fauntleroy
The Fauntleroy from Straight Stitch Designs is available up to a size 24 or 50.5″ bust and 53″ hip