MyBodyModel for plus-size sketching

Recently I’ve made a lot more wardrobe orphans than usual (light sky-ish blue pants that don’t go with any of my tops being a prime example) and I’ve also not been sketching my makes as much. I’d like to start doing that more, both before I cut-and-sew but also before I purchase fabric. Hopefully this will cut down on the amount of fabric in my stash that I like, but can’t really see myself wearing (although I suppose I’ll have to get rid of some of my current ‘unwearable fabric’ first)!

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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)!