This denim Rushcutter dress from In The Folds is one of the first dresses that I made. There were so many amazing versions of this on the internet, but in order to fully recreate I probably should do a FBA, but there’s so many bits to adjust that I probably never will.
I’ve loved Paper Theory‘s patterns for ages- they’re exactly the kind of style that I wish I could buy in stores for myself (so I wouldn’t need to sew). When she announced that she was extending the sizes for her Zadie Jumpsuit, I was all over that like a rash.
A free plus size sewing pattern for beginners? Look no further! The Morning Glory Top is a free top pattern from the lovely Sarah Kirsten (Check out my post on free plus size sewing patterns for beginners).
I wish I had a picture of the dress that this top used to be so that I could share a before and after. This Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette is a recent purchase and has quickly become a Tried-and-True pattern in my wardrobe!
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
This was my first StyleArcAdeline, in a lovely black linen with a not-quite-evenly-printed pineapple pattern in white. I was inspired to make this after seeing some gorgeous versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made by Lara for her mum).
This was my 4th Adeline dress from StyleArc, and I’m still not sure that I’m done with this pattern.
I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette‘s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern. I got this black ponte from Tessuti in Australia. And was only able to make both a peplum and dress from this black fabric with some serious pattern tetris work.
I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette‘s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern. I got this black ponte from Tessuti in Australia. And was able to make both a peplum and dress from this black fabric by playing pattern tetris with the fabric.
This Lacey Dress from StyleArc is lovely, but hard to find online. As you can imagine, typing ‘lacey dress’ gets you an awful lot of lace dresses and the hashtags are all a mess too. If you’re reading this StyleArc, hire me and I’ll fix your hashtags!