As a plus-sized gal myself, I know how hard it can be to find clothing in that size. Not only do stores limit the size, bit often, there are not very many free sewing patterns out there for women our size, either. Another problem we often encounter is plus sized clothing that does not fit right it at all. Some pants are made for women that are much curvier than ourselves or a top might be cute, but it’s way too short. I have a long torso, and I seem to have the hardest time finding shirts that aren’t crop tops on me!
I think knowing how to sew is essential for everyone, but for those of us into the plus sizes, it is definitely a must. Not only will you be able to create your own clothing, but you will be able to make other items out there a more custom fit. Here are 10 free plus size patterns to get you started.
Please note, I included some patterns that I think would be easy to upsize and look flattering on plus sized gals as well. Here is some information on how to make a regular pattern fit plus sized from Melly Sews.
10 Free Plus Size Patterns
This Super Easy Dress Pattern from Harts Fabric shows you how to create your own patterns from stuff you already have.
Peplum tops look great on many plus sized bodies and this Button-Down Peplum Top from Made with Hugs and Kisses is great free pattern to try.
This Easy Tee with Capped Sleeves from It’s Always Autumn is a great simple top to create in any pattern.
This Calculator to design your own Yoga Skirt from The Sewing Geek is great for any size! You just put in your measurements and it helps you come up with your own pattern.
Frocks and Frou Frou shows you how to make a cute A-Line Skirt in a quick amount of time. This tutorial is so easy you could make several.
This Deer & Doe Plantain from The Quirky Peach could easily be altered although she says it is made for a 42 inch waist on this size. It is s a tunic top, and I love anything tunic with leggings.
These Casual Pants from On the Cutting Room Floor go up to size 22. They are super cute for a dressy occasion or just around the office!
This Cabana Dress from I Heart Jenny’s Art can be made in any size because the pattern asks you to take your own measurements. This is a perfect maxi sundress!
Sew Caroline’s Tank Dress Tutorial is easily adapted to any size. You just use a tank you already have (or a new one) in your size and build the dress around that and your own measurements.