For this week, I’ve decided to do a roundup of some of the past roundups of plus-size sewing patterns, and I’ve added in more inspiration links from makers if there’s been some making since I shared this pattern!
Free Jumpsuit Patterns from the Rational Dress Society don’t use their size finder to step you through assigning you a size, it’s best to take a look at their size charts. Check out their #RejectChoice hashtag
The Belemnite Dress
The Belemnite Dress from Marilla Walker is the first release of the new extended size range from Marilla Walker at a 58″ bust and 60″ hip
For the 20th edition of my Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup I wanted to include some plus-size style icons because it’s often difficult to find plus-size inspiration, especially when so many makers the using the “plus-size” and “curvy” hashtags are often full of bodies who aren’t visibly fat.
Below are the patterns in the roundup for this week and underneath those are some inspiring plus-size fashion instagram accounts!
Number 1, Trapeze Dress
The Trapeze Dress from Merchant and Mills is available in plus sizes from 47.5-57.5″ hip
This dress is part of the recent extended sizes from Merchant and Mills and I love how they’ve styled the dress since it shows that this sleeveless dress can be worn all-year-round.
The Jeannie Dress from Schnittchen Patterns is available up to a size 56EU (which is a 53.54″ bust and 55.91″ hip).
Schnittchen don’t release all their patterns in their extended-size range, but they do have some unique designs and a unique aesthetic.
@marielle.elizabeth who shares slow fashion and has great things to say about bodies, @lydiahudgens who is an amazing photographer with an amazing sense of style, @emmisnicker shares small-plus-size minimalism. @Lvernon2000 who is a plus-size hijabi model with an incredible collection of colourful outfits, @styleisstyle who you might have seen modelling the clothes of slow-fashion companies, @nearandchar who provides dress-inspiration-galore , @mayralouise who has an amazing aesthetic and gorgeous curly-hair, @bethany_rutter who works for Navabi fashion and is also a little bit in to sewing, @sarabrowndesign who is the colour guru we all need, @shannydoots who is an in-betweenie who shares gorgeous slow-fashion pieces, and @noranoranora who shares plus-size outfits from her slow-fashion wardrobe.
Please tell me who I’ve missed! Who else should I be following for visibly-fat plus-size fashion inspiration?
This Sunday plus-size pattern roundup is an entirely subjectively organised list of things that I like. In order to be included, the patterns will need to have either bust or hip measurements of over 50″, but preferably they’ll have both.
I’ll also only share patterns that I like, either I will have made them or intend to make them. So, this isn’t exactly a ‘new patterns list’, it’s more of a ‘list of patterns Jess likes’!
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