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
The highlight in patterns for me this week was seeing Grainline Studio release the latest pattern in their extended sizing and also finding that Amy Nicole Studio has released a pants pattern up to a 61″ hip! My aim with these roundups is to share patterns available up to a 50″ hip or 50″ bust (but I generally only share patterns that I would happily make and wear)!
This number isn’t arbitrary, I’d love to only share patterns that are available up to 60″ bust and 60″ hips, but that would make for a pretty short roundup! I’m eternally optimistic for the future of plus-size sewing patterns and hope that even pattern companies who’ve already extended up will continue up past the 60″ mark!
I didn’t bother to brush my hair or tidy my lounge for these pictures- I figured that it was more important to take the photos than to wait for the perfect pictures! This is my first time making the pleated-front Glebe Pants that Leila and I released over at Muna and Broad!
I’ve been pestering my real-life sewing friend Naomi to help me work out what colours suit me for a while now (mostly because I’d like to stop wasting money on fabrics that I like in theory, but not in practice on myself) and last week it finally happened!
Yes, it looked a bit like this picture from The Guardian, but there was more cheese and snacks.