A hacked ruffle sleeve top

It’s quite hard finding good sewing patterns for larger ladies, and I’ve had so many fails with paid patterns that when I find free plus size sewing patterns, I definitely have to find out more. I’ve learnt so much from sewing the Peppermint Magazine‘s free sewing patterns, and I hacked a couple of short sleeves… Continue reading A hacked ruffle sleeve top

Ruffle Sleeve Free Plus Size Pattern

I’m always looking for free printable plus size sewing patterns! Peppermint Magazine’s free minimalist sewing patterns haven’t always been so size inclusive, but all but one of their patterns which were drafted by Emily from In The Folds go up to a 54.5″hip.

Lou Box Top Maxi-Dress

This is a dress hack of the Lou Box Top from SewDIY and the earliest surviving example of my makes with this pattern (others have been given away to smaller friends or chopped up to make smaller versions for other friends). I cut out the bodice piece without attaching any of the optional hem pattern… Continue reading Lou Box Top Maxi-Dress

Floral Springfield Top

Another Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette. I loved the fit of the first few Springfield tops that I sewed up, and I had just enough of this floral fabric left after making a Cashmerette Montrose top to almost make a Springfield Top too!

Cropped Lou Box Top

I had sewn a few earlier versions of this Lou Box Top from SewDIY but have given them away to friends or chopped them up to make smaller versions for other friends. I don’t actually fit into SewDIY’s size chart, but if I rely on some generous positive ease, then there’s enough room for me… Continue reading Cropped Lou Box Top

Montrose Dress in Dreamer Linen

This dress is a hacked version of the Montrose Top from Cashmerette I loved this fabric the moment I saw it online. Linen, large scale print, gorgeous colours- it basically checked/ticked all the boxes I didn’t know that I had. Since I’m so thrify, I only bought 2 metres, which it turns out was the… Continue reading Montrose Dress in Dreamer Linen

Named Ninni Culottes

These are my 2nd Ninni Culottes from Named Clothing. For my first pair, I added quite a few extra inches to the sideseams and also to the rise of the pants, but I made these straight from the pattern. I like both pairs, but neither have all the ‘swishy’ volume that the pattern intends, since… Continue reading Named Ninni Culottes

Marsala Linen Adeline

This Adeline Dress is made from lovely marsala linen from The Fabric Store. Nice fabric is generally a little on the expensive side (you get what you pay for), but the Adeline can be made from 2 metres of fabric. That’s pretty rare in plus size sewing. So rare it probably explains why there are… Continue reading Marsala Linen Adeline

Ethel Designer Top

These Ethel Designer Top from StyleArc (which I purchased as a set) isn’t something that I wear all that often. I made the top well before I’d sewn any high-waisted pants, so it was a touch too short for me to enjoy wearing it with my jeans, and so it got pushed to the back… Continue reading Ethel Designer Top

Floral Montrose top

This Montrose Top from Cashmerette is going to be a Tried-n-True pattern in my wardrobe, I can feel it in my bones! I bought this fabric as a remnant from Nerida Hansen in Australia. It sat in my stash for quite a while because it was a much thinner cotton than I had anticipated, and… Continue reading Floral Montrose top

Ethel Designer Pants

These Ethel Designer Pant from StyleArc (which I purchased as a set) sat in my ‘almost finished’ sewing box for over a year, after I deemed them not very successful. After some unsuccessful purchases from them (back when they didn’t include finished garment measurements), I try to be quite savvy about picking patterns where it… Continue reading Ethel Designer Pants

Brown & blue Springfield Top

Buying this Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette was something I sat on for ages. It seemed too simple to purchase. Not that I have any skills making my own patterns, but I suppose I just thought I should be able to make do.

Scribble Peplum top

This Peplum top is a free plus size sewing patterns for beginners from in Peppermint Magazine in Australia and is drafted by the lovely Emily from In The Folds. I had enough fabric leftover from my Scribble Rayon Adeline to make the peplum with an extra long frill, which makes it long enough to style… Continue reading Scribble Peplum top

Rose Dress from Schnittchen

This Rose Dress from Schnittchen is the first dress I ever made! I had signed up for night-school sewing classes not far from my house and since I had read the Curvy Sewing Collective for years before I knew it would be tough to find patterns in my size. So, like always, I’d done a… Continue reading Rose Dress from Schnittchen