Sunday plus-size pattern roundup #4

I’m on a dress kick this week for this roundup of inclusive sewing patterns, so I’ve included a bonus pattern at the bottom which is something I’ve been thinking about a lot as the weather gets warmer here in Christchurch! I’m trying to keep on top of all the pattern makers who are extending their sizing, because sometimes it takes ages for me to discover that a pattern company is making things in my size now! Case in point, is dress number 1:

Number 1, Belemnite Dress

The Belemnite Dress from Marilla Walker

This first release of the new extended size range from Marilla Walker at a 58″ bust and 60″ hip

Number 2, Hippolyta Dress

The Hippolyta Dress from Sew Me Something

This pattern squeezes in to the listing with 49″ bust and 52″ hip as the largest size. Check out GariChild’s version for a better idea of the lines

Number 3, Rachel Dress

Rachel front-tie dress from Jalie

Available up to a 51″ bust and 54″ hip this pattern possibly predates a wrap dress which I love, from a NZ designer, but which isn’t in my size!

Number 4, Iris Dress

The Iris dress from StyleArc

Bonus Pattern: Kaye Shorts

Kaye bra and shorts from Seamwork

What a better accompaniment to a roundup of dresses then a pair of shorts that will stop your thighs from touching (and rubbing)!

There’s a review of the pattern over on the CSC and make sure you read Green Violet’s review before you cut in to your fabric!

Sunday plus-size pattern roundup #3

In this 3rd weekly pattern roundup, I’ve included 2 patterns which were recently updated to increase the sizing, a new pattern from a company I didn’t realise was making patterns in my size, and a free jumpsuit pattern!

Just a reminder that 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. Also, they’re all going to be patterns I’ve already made, intend to make, or would make.

Number 1, LB Pullover

The LB Pullover from Paper Theory

Available now up to a 56″ bust and 57″ hip with turtle neck and crew neck options!

Number 2, A-Frame Skirt

The Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame Skirt

Available now up to 61″ Hip

Number 3, The Ilford Jacket

The Ilford Jacket from Friday Pattern Company

Available up to a 54″ bust and 57″ hip, this unisex design has different views available, and can be worn as a jacket or shirt (depending on your chosen material)!

Number 4, Jumpsuit

Free Jumpsuit Patterns from the Rational Dress Society

JUMPSUIT is an ungendered, multi-use monogarment, available as an open-source pattern. The RDS has developed a sizing system that can accommodate up to 248 different body types using gender-neutral terminology.

Sunday plus-size pattern roundup #2

Here’s a special Southern Hemisphere roundup, with some pattern companies from Australia and New Zealand!

Number 1, The Cornell Shirt

The Cornell Shirt from Elbe Textiles

This is a relatively new unisex pattern which has lots of wearing ease. The pattern has 2 views, View A features a button up placket, and View B a classic shirt placket.

Number 2, Mānuka dress & top

The Mānuka dress & top from Sewing Muse

Sewing Muse is based out of Wellington, New Zealand. The
Mānuka features flirty sleeves, but not an exceptionally huge size range.

Number 3, “Loungewear Camisole”

Nightgown from StyleArc

I know this is marketed as pyjamas, but doesn’t this basic cami look a lot like a very popular pattern that isn’t available in plus sizes?

Number 4, Sabrina pencil skirt

Sabrina pencil skirt from Forget-me-not patterns

Also based out of Wellington, New Zealand, this skirt comes in with straight, mid and curvy-fit options.

Bonus pattern: Undies

Undies and Period Undies from Muna and Broad

A bonus bit of self-promotion about the undies that Leila and I have just released from 46″-71.5″ hip! They’re on pre-sale at the moment!

Sunday plus-size pattern roundup #1

I’ve decided to start a weekly plus-size pattern roundup where every Sunday I’ll share 4 patterns; some new patterns and some old patterns that you might have missed or forgotten about!

What will be included?

This list will be entirely subjectively organised based on things that I like, but I’d love to have your suggestions (because I don’t know every plus-size sewing pattern out there).

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.

Without further ado, here’s Sunday plus-size pattern roundup #1

Number 1, the Flynn Jacket from In The Folds

The Flynn Jacket from Australian pattern-maker Emily of In The Folds

Blogless Anna has made a gorgeous yellow version, there’s some gorgeous pictures here from Roxyintransit and The Mindful Sewist has some lovely pictures, and I have some much less lovely pictures too.


Both views are designed for bottom weight fabrics. The inside is finished with bias bound seams, so gorgeous insides abound.

View A is a long sleeved, drop shoulder jacket with an inverted box-pleat in the back

View B is sleeveless, includes underarm facing and a flat back (without pleats).

Number 2, the Adeline Dress from StyleArc

There are so many inspiring versions of this dress online! Check out these ones from Gillian from Craftin’ a Rainbow (left), Jenny from Cashmerette, Mie from Sewing Like Mad, Lara from Thornberry and this one from Gillian for Califabrics.

I’ve made this dress in pineapple printed linen, in crazy check printed linen, in scribble rayon and in marsala linen.

Number 3, the Rose Dress from Schnittchen Patterns

The Rose Dress from Schnittchen Patterns

I wish I could tell you that there’s lots of amazing versions of this dress online but I can’t find any, so here’s one that I made (the first thing that I ever sewed)!

The neckline on this is very unique (and I’m sure I’d make a much better job of it than I did in 2017), and the instructions are brief but clear.

Number 4, the Hemlock Tee from Grainline Studios

There are multiple views & options available for this pattern: cropped length body, short sleeve, mid-length body, 3/4 sleeve, tunic length body and long sleeves. All have dropped shoulder and a round neckline.

There aren’t that many examples of this top sewn up by plus-size sewists yet, so here’s a brown one that I made! N.B I’m a knit newbie and I struggled with the neckline on this but you will probably be fine.

Do you think there’s a pattern company that I might not know about? Or a pattern that I might love? Please comment below or get in touch via instagram!