Hi lovely readers! I realized it had been quite a while since I last compiled a list of plus size sewing pattern sizes, and quite a lot’s happened since then in the world of plus size sewing, not least the launch of my own pattern company Cashmerette Patterns in sizes 12 – 28 and cup sizes C – H, and the expansion of several other brands into larger sizes! While there’s still a long way to go, I am really pleased to see that there are significantly more options available these days to plus size and curvy sewists.
As there’s so much variation between brands though, I compiled this new guide so you can see at a glance which sewing patterns will fit you. Of course, you can always adjust a pattern to fit, but let’s face it, it’s so much easier to start with a pattern in your rough size first.
The chart below pulls together the 14+ (US, equivalent to 18+ UK) sizing of the major pattern labels, and also shows the cup size they draft for (where that info is available!). One tricky thing doing this is that everyone’s sizing is a little different, and some of the patterns use XL – 2XL – 3XL or other schema, so what I’ve done is put it all into a grid using US sizing which allows you to compare. However, when you sew it’s always best to choose your size based on your measurement and not your regular clothes size – this chart definitely underlines that fact! Given the variability, I’ve used the largest bust size as the way to order the list.
Hopefully you’re able to discover a few new brands that will fit you here – and I also hope it encourages some of the brands that are only on the smaller end to consider expanding their range!
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*indicates only select patterns available in this sizing.
I hope you found this guide to plus size sewing pattern sizes helpful! Have you tried many of these pattern companies? Are there any others that you think should be added to the list?