Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #8

Number 1, The Lodo Dress

Lodo Dress from True Bias

If you’re looking for some Lodo inspiration then you should check out The Green Violet’s Grey dress

Number 2, The Fremantle Pants

Fremantle Pants from Elbe Textiles

Fremantle inspiration can be found from TheLadyWhoLunches, ChucklesPoncho, SewnInSeattle, SewedItMyself, and the Instagram hashtag in general

Number 3, The Wilder Gown

Wilder Gown from Friday Pattern Company

For Wilder inspiration, The Curvy Sewing Collective has a ‘Same Pattern, Different Bodies’ review of the pattern, which is how I found it!

For additional inspiration for the Wilder Gown, Kathryn of @cuttingthingsfine made this gorgeous ensemble which isn’t a Wilder but kind of could be!

Number 4, The Bonnie Woven Top

Bonnie Woven Tops from Style Arc

Back in 2009 (8 years before I started sewing), I was obsessed with this button-back Vogue blouse from Gertie. These days I’m more aware that the Vogue blouse isn’t for me, but I can absolutely wearing this casual top (even though there’s all those button-holes to make)!

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #7

The roundup for this Sunday featured a selection of patterns that aren’t new, you’re not likely to have missed their arrival but maybe they’ve fallen off your radar in the meantime? I often find myself purchasing (and sometimes even immediately printing) patterns which take my fancy, and then they sit, waiting for inspiration to strike. Often, all it takes is a little nudge, or the perfect fabric to cross my path and we’re off again. Hopefully, something here will give you the nudge you need!

Number 1, The Miller Trousers

Miller Trousers from Paper Theory

Number 2, The Blackwood Cardigan

Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet

This classic keeps on giving! Every time I see it I think ‘I really need to make some of these’, not just for winter but also because summer can be cold here!

Number 3, The Sienna Maker Jacket

Sienna Maker Jacket from Closet Case Patterns

Who printed this off as soon as it arrived in her inbox and then has swiftly procrastinated for months and months? It’s me! I love this sample picture and feel like I’d use this pattern a lot if I bothered to sew it up for myself!

Number 4, The Reed Skirt

Reed Skirt from Grainline Studios

Like the Sienna jacket above, this Reed skirt was part of the first patterns released by big indie sewing businesses Grainline & Closet Case. Almost a year on from the online-plus-size-sewing drama, it’s great to see that we’ve got some movement towards size inclusion in indie-sewing!

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #6

Number 1, The Roscoe Blouse

Hello readers and hello 2020! Here’s the first pattern roundup for the New Year! I love the colour scheme that this weeks post captures, and hope that you’ll find some patterns of interest!

Roscoe Blouse & Dress from True Bias

Released late in 2019 in extended sizes, the Roscoe Blouse is another example of True Bias going through the archives to update for more inclusive sizing. I think this top (and the dress view) would make great work wear.

Number 2, The Acton Dress

The Acton Dress from In The Folds

This dress has been on my ‘must-make list’ since I found it online. I love the wrap skirt (which is a good option for those who aren’t included in the sizing for the Keilo wrap dress). Knowing that I’d have to do a FBA has slowed me down, but I still adore it and think ‘I must make that soon’ whenever I see it!

Number 3, The Tobin Sweater

Tobin Sweater from Cashmerette

Cashmerette is such an amazing resource for incredibly consistent plus-size sewing patterns. Their ‘choose-your-bust-size’ pattern options are incredibly helpful, and patterns like The Tobin seem almost timeless- a great investment pattern for your stash!

Number 4, The Lawley Skirt

The Lawley Skirt Pattern from Elbe Textiles

Lauren from Elbe textiles has such gorgeous taste, and has an ever growing collection of patterns with a large size range. This skirt is free, but her other patterns are well worth a look too!

Sunday plus-size pattern roundup #5

It’s only episode 5 and I’m already posting late because holiday-mode Jess doesn’t keep track of what the days are (since it really doesn’t matter). Here’s a selection of patterns which could go winter or summer, depending what you sew them up in (or wear them with). I know lots of the Southern Hemisphere is having incredibly hot weather, but here in Christchurch a coat would still be a useful addition to my wardrobe! This will be the last roundup post until 2020, see you all there!

Number 1, The Sylvia Coatigan

The Sylvia Coatigan from Schnittchen Patterns

Schnittchen seems little known among plus-size sewists but has a great aesthetic and a growing selection of plus size patterns.

Number 2, Glebe Pants

Glebe Pants from Muna and Broad are available from 46.5″-71.5″ hip and are 15% off until Christmas Day


Number 3, Byrdie Button-Up Blouse

Byrdie Button-Up Blouse + Dress from Pattern Scout

Available up to 54″ full bust and 58″ hip, this pattern includes options for 2 shirt views and 2 dress views

Number 4, The Cambria Duster

Cambria Duster from Friday Pattern Company

As always, I’m keen to hear suggestions! I don’t keep up with Big 4 releases, so perhaps there’s patterns there that you think might be perfect!

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!