LB Pullover from Paper Theory

Paper Theory LB Pullover

The LB Pullover from Paper Theory Patterns is available in sizes 6-28, with the size 28 being a 56″ bust and 57.5″ hip. Currently Tara has released her Kabuki Tee, Miller Trousers, Zadie Jumpsuit and this LB Pullover in her extended size range (and her website tells me that the Olya Shirt is coming early 2020)!

Tara has studied fashion design, and so is trained in pattern production so I’ve always found her patterns and instructions to be very exacting- no confusing instructions, no inexplicably shoddy finishes, notches always match, and I think she also does a great job for plus size bodies too (which is obviously an important consideration.

Paper Theory LB Pullover 2

Size details: My current measurements are around 47″ bust 44″ waist, 56″ hip and between and 18-19″ bicep. I cut a size 22 neckline/bust and graded out to a size 26 at the waist and hip. The sleeves I cut in size 28 (the largest size).

The pattern had small amount of tapering in below the armpit, and the adjustments to the size basically meant that I cut straight down from the size 22 armscye and where I was supposed to turn in, I cut straight down, meeting up with the size 26 line. Oversized tops can end up looking less-than-optimal if you have to grade out too much from the bust (because your grading out can cause a kind of trapeze effect around the hem).

Flat-front wool Glebe Pants

Wool flat front Glebe Pants

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’m using these pants as a kind of test run for possible future versions- I like that the waistband isn’t gathered in the front here, which makes them look a little bit dressier (business in the front, comfort-party in the back)! These are made from wool and are fully lined, following Leila’s instructions on that front.

Flat Front Glebe Pants

I did a lot of pressing with lots of steam to get the seams to sit as flat as possible- often I’m very lazy about such things, but I’m glad I took the time here. The flat-front adds pleats (but I might to the math on how much room I can afford to lose at the waist and see if I can make the flat front without any pleats too)!

Size details: I make the size 1 for my 54-56″ hips and make no alterations (except shortening the pattern so that these are slightly cropped)!

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #16

If only every week was as busy as last week in the plus-size sewing pattern world, with Elbe Textiles releasing the Page Dress and indie darling Closet Case Patterns releasing 3 patterns in their new extended size range! This week sees Workroom Social enter the plus-size sewing market, having extended the size-range on their Claryville Jeans (see below)! The other patterns this week are of varying ages, and are all available to at least a 50″ hip

Number 1, Claryville Jeans

Claryville Jeans

The Claryville Jeans from Workroom Social have just been released up to size 28 (or 60″ hip)!

I’ve got a pair of these jeans mostly cut out, and now just need to find the time to sew them up!

Number 2, Lichen Duster

The Lichen Duster from Sew Liberated is available up to size 30 (or 57″ hip) and is the largest size so far released by Sew Liberated

There are some great photos of the coat worn in versatile ways (including as a wrap dress of sorts). Check out these versions from Meg and Jacqueline!

Number 3, Winslow Culottes

The Winslow Culottes from Helen’s Closet are available up to a 58″ hip

For some inspiration check out What Lydia Made, Sew Anemone, Crafting a Rainbow, Cookin’ and Craftin’, and Emotothethird!

Number 4, Autumn Dress

The Autumn Dress from StyleArc is available up to a 61″ hip

Check out these versions from Katherine, Mie, Lara, Meg, and Megan!

And: Betty Top

The Betty Top from Schnittchen is available up to a size UK26 or 55.91″ hip

Check out this gorgeous short-sleeve version from Garichild, which is how I originally discovered the pattern!

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #15

This week, there’s been a number of new releases for plus-size sewing patterns! There’s 6 patterns included in the roundup this week, 4 of them brand new!

It seems that a lot of the ‘patterns released this week’ blog posts have died off since Helen’s Closet and the Curvy Sewing Collective are no longer rounding up the latest releases. Please send me through any new patterns that are available in at least a 50″ bust or hip (size chart, not finished measurement) for inclusion in the weekly roundups!

Number 1, Page Dress

The Page Dress from Elbe Textiles was released this week!

The dress has B cup and C/D cup options and is available up to a 54″ bust and 56.3″ hip

With a plain front and a tucked front option, this dress can be as involved as you choose!

Check out the dress on @cook_sew_love, on Lauren from Elbe, and on and on me!

Number 2, The Rome Collection

Closet Case Patterns have released their Cielo, Pietra & Fiore patterns in plus-size! Buy them as a bundle on sale here until the 13th of March.

The new size range for Closet Case goes up to a size 30, or 58″ bust and 61″ hip. To find this info on their website, select ‘details’ because they don’t include the size details of the extended sizing in the images (as they do for their original size range).

Number 3, Hove Jacket

The Hove Jacket from In The Folds

This jacket is available up to a size J, which is a 51 5/8″ bust and 54 3/4″ hip.

I’ve always found Emily’s ease to be very generous in the plus sizes, and I’ve rarely made the size J (although that’s the size I’d fall in to based on my hips).

Number 4, Cozy PJ’s

Cozy PJ’s from Laela Jeyne Patterns

This classic pyjama pattern includes options for sleepshirt or top and bottom (as well as variations for short and long sleeve).

Available up to 58″ bust and 58″ hip

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #14

Next Sunday is going to be quite a busy week for new plus-size sewing patterns, so here are a few older patterns that may have fallen from your memory and one of the extended-size-range patterns from Merchant & Mills.

All of these patterns are available up to at least a 50″ hip (and they generally go higher).

Number 1, Tacara

The Tacara from Seamwork

Check out this ‘Same Pattern, Different Bodies’ post on the CSC which shows a lot of my favourite plus-size sewists wearing the pattern! Also check out Shannon’s plum Tacara here, this orange version from Sara of Fabric_scraps, this make from Michelle of Clayhen and this patterned Tacara from AshBetteridge.

Number 2, Chandler Trousers

The Chandler Trousers from Untitled Thoughts

Available up to “size 16″ which has a 58” hip

Check out this lovely red pair from Sierra Burrell

Number 3, Poppy Bralette

The Poppy Bralette from House Morrighan

Available up to a 61.7″ H/I cup bust

Check out this mini-review from @WhatLydiaMade

Number 4, The 101 Trouser

The 101 Trouser from Merchant & Mills

Part of Merchant & Mills’ new plus-size range, there are available up to a size 28 (or 57.5” Hip). They’re drawstring trousers with a false fly and side pockets and are designed to sit on the waist.

I know lots of you are thinking blissfully of an approaching summer but I’ve had less than a handful of 30c+ (86F+) days and I’m already done and I’m planning ahead for my winter wardrobe! Since Christchurch is pretty mild, maybe my winter wardrobe and your spring wardrobe are the same thing!

Do you like to sew a season ahead (or at least be planning the sewing for your upcoming season)?