Whilst sewing your own clothes is incredibly inclusive (or at least more so than RTW), not all pattern companies, especially the Big 4, have inclusive, expanded size ranges.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been curating a new Pinterest board full of plus size sewing patterns from inclusive indie pattern companies with great style options, multiple cup size options and size ranges that go above standard sizing.
I’ve noticed a problem from some companies, though, in that they offer their “Curve” ranges as a separate pattern, so if you’re like me and on the top end of standard sizing and the low end of plus sizing, grading won’t be possible, and you might end up having to buy both to find the right fit.
However, I’ve come to understand the point of these; they’re made from slightly different blocks to suit the differences in body shapes. What works for a slim athletic build won’t look the same on a curvier hourglass, apple or pear shaped woman. The plus sized patterns usually accommodate where standard sizing might not.
But, still, it’s slightly annoying to be on the borderline of each range. I’ve still included these patterns as not everyone will have this issue but it’s something to be aware of.
Below I’m going to share a few of my favourite plus-size patterns, but mostly I’m going to point you in the direction of companies that offer plus-size patterns. I’m also going to throw in a few free options for those of you sewing on a budget. Visit my Pinterest board to see more plus-size sewing patterns.
- Seamwork/Colette Amber Dress
- Seamwork/Colette Nora Dress
- Paper Theory Patterns Zadie Jumpsuit
- Helen’s Closet Avery Leggings
- Helen’s Closet York Pinafore
- True Bias Ogden Cami (new sizes & D cup avaialble)
- Megan Neilsen Ash Jeans
- Megan Neilsen Olive Dress
- Muna and Broad Willandra Pants
- Cashmerette Chilton Trench Coat
- Cashmerette Harrison Shirt
- Cashmerette Upton Dress
Companies to check out:
- Megan Nielsen
- Muna and Broad
- Paper Theory Patterns
- Helen’s Closet
- Rebecca Page
- Seamwork York Blouse
- Colette Sorbetto Top
- Megan Nielsen Accacia Underwear
- Ready to Sew Justine Skirt
- Rebecca Page Portia Party Dress
My Pinterest board is constantly being updated with new finds and I’ll be sure to check back here once in a while to update with some new options for you all.
Be sure to let me know down in the comments if you think I’ve missed any great plus-size patterns or companies.