plus size dresses and clothing for the fuller figure

Plus Size Sewing Patterns - Make Your Own Curvy Style

Struggling to find anything you like in the right sizes ?Make your own clothing in any size by sewing your own clothes

Why not either make your own or hire a dressmaker to copy your favorite styles and make them up in your choice of fabrics ?

You'll probably find that you're drawn to one type of fabric and that there are certain styles that you buy over and over again for your wardrobe.

A professional dressmaker can take your favorite dress or pants and use it to form a pattern for creating others in fabrics of your choice.

Ensuring the Right Fit

If you use a dressmakers dummy or dress form, you can ensure a good fit without regularly trying on and getting needled by pins!

Forms which comes highly recommended are the Uniquely You or Fabulous Fit dress form, which allows you to create a form identical to your own body shape.

Or use a template from an existing dress from your wardrobe, to ensure that the style and fit are perfect.

Supplier of Plus Size Sewing Patterns

However, there are plenty of stores with dress patterns that are available to buy for larger size women.

Suppliers who offer exclusively patterns for larger women, include:-

  • Fashion patterns by Coni Crawford - fashions patterns for full figure women.  This is a professional company offering some exquisite patterns that are ideal for every day and more formal occasions. Find Conis designs at
  • My Sisters Patterns offers elegant, figure flattering styles, projects that you can complete in a day and a photo gallery of styles
  • Sew Grand which offer patterns to fit sizes 12 and up to size 32
  • Simplicity also offer a range of patterns for jackets and dresses in larger sizes
  • Vogue offer options for creating a wardrobe full of style and elegance

You can also pick up cheap, used patterns and fabric for sewing your own clothing on eBay - though don't forget to factor in postage and packing when comparing prices. 

If you're on a really tight budget, browse at rummage and garage sales for near-free clothing patterns and fabrics, that you can buy for just a few cents.


Denver Fabrics - bridal fabrics and a wide range of vinyl and leather to make your choice of apparel

Sew Grand - designer and manufacturer of wearable clothes in specialty sizes