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
Number 3, Poppy Bralette
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)?