Here’s a special Southern Hemisphere roundup, with some pattern companies from Australia and New Zealand!
Number 1, The Cornell Shirt
The Cornell Shirt from Elbe Textiles
This is a relatively new unisex pattern which has lots of wearing ease. The pattern has 2 views, View A features a button up placket, and View B a classic shirt placket.
Number 2, Mānuka dress & top
The Mānuka dress & top from Sewing Muse
Sewing Muse is based out of Wellington, New Zealand. The
Mānuka features flirty sleeves, but not an exceptionally huge size range. Number 3, “Loungewear Camisole”
Nightgown from StyleArc
I know this is marketed as pyjamas, but doesn’t this basic cami look a lot like a very popular pattern that isn’t available in plus sizes?
Number 4, Sabrina pencil skirt
Sabrina pencil skirt from Forget-me-not patterns
Also based out of Wellington, New Zealand, this skirt comes in with straight, mid and curvy-fit options.
Bonus pattern: Undies
Undies and Period Undies from Muna and Broad
A bonus bit of self-promotion about the undies that Leila and I have just released from 46″-71.5″ hip! They’re on pre-sale at the moment!
I’ve decided to start a weekly plus-size pattern roundup where every Sunday I’ll share 4 patterns; some new patterns and some old patterns that you might have missed or forgotten about!
What will be included?
This list will be entirely subjectively organised based on things that I like, but I’d love to have your suggestions (because I don’t know every plus-size sewing pattern out there).
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.
Without further ado, here’s Sunday plus-size pattern roundup #1
Number 1, the Flynn Jacket from In The Folds
Both views are designed for bottom weight fabrics. The inside is finished with bias bound seams, so gorgeous insides abound.
View A is a long sleeved, drop shoulder jacket with an inverted box-pleat in the back
View B is sleeveless, includes underarm facing and a flat back (without pleats).
Number 2, the Adeline Dress from StyleArc
Number 3, the Rose Dress from Schnittchen Patterns
The neckline on this is very unique (and I’m sure I’d make a much better job of it than I did in 2017), and the instructions are brief but clear.
Number 4, the Hemlock Tee from Grainline Studios
There are multiple views & options available for this pattern: cropped length body, short sleeve, mid-length body, 3/4 sleeve, tunic length body and long sleeves. All have dropped shoulder and a round neckline.
There aren’t that many examples of this top sewn up by plus-size sewists yet, so here’s a brown one that I made! N.B I’m a knit newbie and I struggled with the neckline on this but you will probably be fine.
Do you think there’s a pattern company that I might not know about? Or a pattern that I might love? Please comment below or get in touch via instagram!