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)!Continue reading “MyBodyModel for plus-size sketching”
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
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
The Ashton top from Helen’s Closet has been out for a while now and I finally caved and purchased the pattern as a possible replacement for the Cashmerette Springfield Top, which fits great, but is a bit too fitted for my tastes (I want something boxier).Continue reading “Ashton top tropical toile”
Number 1, The Lodo Dress
Number 2, The Fremantle Pants
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)!
We recently launched some bonus long-sleeve pieces to accompany the Torrens Box Top pattern from Muna and Broad. Since our summer hasn’t been particularly warm, I went a little sewing-crazy adding new sleeves of various kinds to my wardrobe!
Rather than post about all of them, I thought that a round-up post might be in order!Continue reading “Torrens Box Top adventures”