May 24, 2021

2023 Guide to Plus Size Sewing Pattern Sizes

Hello plus size sewing friends! I wanted to write an update of our super popular “Guide to Plus Size Sewing Pattern Sizes” because quite a lot’s changed in the past few years, and it’s always good to know exactly what brands you’re going to fit into without major adjustments.

Plus Size Sewing Pattern Sizes

While being plus size is totally average in the US and many other countries, sadly a lot of designers just don’t include us. That’s why a handy guide is so helpful—instead of getting your hopes up and wasting time searching for size charts, I’ve done the work for you!

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Here are the criteria I used putting together this list of plus size sewing pattern sizes:

  • Patterns that have at least a 60″ bust and 60″ hip
  • I’ve listed the measurements rather than the largest “size” label, because it’s very inconsistent across brands. The measurement is what’s actually important!
  • I’ve included the cup size they’re drafted for where it’s publicly available – note there is a mix of sewing cup sizes and RTW bra cup sizes. Where there is no cup size specified, it’s most likely that the draft is for a B cup.
  • The list is organized alphabetically.
  • In some cases, please note only select patterns from a designer go up to this size (they need to have at least a couple in this size to be included).

Guide to Plus Size Sewing Pattern Sizes

Note: companies that offer printed patterns in addition to PDF patterns are bolded.

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Pattern Company Bust Waist Hip Cup sizes
All Well Workshop 62 60 70  
Blueprints for Sewing 60 52 61  
By Hand London 61 56 63 B, D
Cashmerette 62 52 62 C-H
Closet Core Patterns 60 53 63 B, D
Charlotte Emma Patterns 60 56 64 B, D
Daughter Judy Patterns 60 56 67  
Ellie and Mac 63 60 67  
Friday Pattern Company 60 53 63  
George and Ginger Pattern Co. 63 62 66  
Helen’s Closet 62 52 62  
Hey June Handmade 60 53 61 B, D
In the Folds 71 63 73  
Itch to Stitch 63 54 62 A-DD
Jalie Patterns 63 61 66  
Jennifer Lauren Handmade 62 52 63 A-F
Made by Rae 65 60 70  
Made for Mermaids 60 57 64  
Megan Nielsen 60 52 62  
Melilot Patterns 62 56 62  
Muna and Broad 64 60 72  
Papercut Patterns 61 54 64  
Paprika Patterns 69 55 64  
Patterns for Pirates 60 57 64  
Rad Patterns 77 70 80  
Seamwork Patterns 60 53 64  
Sew House Seven 62 57 65 B-H
Sinclair Patterns 60 52 63  
Tilly and the Buttons 60 53 61  

Want to browse even more plus size patterns? Check out the Curvy Pattern Database.

49 thoughts on “2023 Guide to Plus Size Sewing Pattern Sizes

  1. thanderina says:

    Ellie and Mac patterns go up to a 57-60″ bust and a 60-63″ hip. And they’re nice and affordable.

  2. Jess says:

    Paper Theory’s new Jumpsuit has quite inclusive sizing and is available in PDF! My understanding is that she’ll have other patterns in the extended range soon!

  3. Jess says:

    Also, In The Folds and Peppermint Magazing Patterns also meet the criteria

  4. Lyndlenz says:

    Scroop patterns has great inclusive sizing

    1. Lyndkenz says:

      Oh you have them – missed it the first time I looked! I like Lekala too though they are a bit different from a designer

  5. Gillian Whaites says:

    A very helpful list. I am gradually learning to draft for my own shape. I learned a lot about drafting and fitting on Craftsy. A great full bust adjustment class by you included in my classes! That was something I didn’t know could be done so easily.
    I am tall and “big” so I find buying patterns very difficult.

    1. Elaine says:

      Tall and big. You might want to look at Vogue, Sandra Bettina Patterns. My sister is 6 feet tall and broad. We have had quite good luck for her. I don’t recommend any other Vogue Patterns.

  6. Janet says:

    Kwik Sew’s plus size collection would meet the criteria, I think.

    1. Geni says:

      Only problem is they NEVER come out with any new designs while their other size range is constantly adding styles. I guess they still have the “they ought to be grateful to have anything” attitude.

      1. Janet says:

        How annoying. And they’re missing out!

    2. Carrie McGowan says:

      Kwik Sew is a branch of McCall’s (we have the big 4 listed together.)

  7. Crikklekay says:

    Thank you for this! I love your patterns and even bought the Concord t-shirt upon release, but sadly my hips are just too much. I seem to be on some sort of line, a lot of patterns are just shy of a 60″ hip so having a few places to go and find something that may have a chance of fitting is wonderful! I meant to submit my measurements since you’re looking at revising your own guidelines but I never got around to it.

  8. Judy says:

    Thank you for the list. SBCC offers both print and digital patterns.

  9. Lindsey Bystrom says:

    Winter Wear Designs: all patterns go up to size 24/XXXL (bust size of 53″) but she has stated that all new patterns (2019 & beyond) will go up to size 30. There is already 1 really cute skirt out there!

    Annelaine Patterns is doing the exact same thing as WWD; they have a couple of patterns now that go up to size 30 & all new patterns will be 00-30. Size 30 has a bust size of 57 1/4″.

    New Horizon Designs includes up to size 26 (bust size 51.5″).

  10. Angelia says:

    Fit for Art patterns go to a 58 inch bust and 63 inch hip for their Tabula Rasa Jacket and to a 60 inch hip for their Eureka Pants that Fit pattern. The Jacket pattern includes pattern pieces for B, C, and D cups. Their Tabula Rasa Knit Tee and Tunic pattern has similar measurements.

    These are great basics with lots of add-ons for creative touches. The designers are currently working hard to test expansions to their sizing as well.

  11. LaurieB says:

    I love the Fit For Art Patterns. Two other favorites that go to a 52 inch hip are Pamela’s Patterns and Cutting Line Designs. Both of these designers give extensive directions for fitting. I was altering a skirt pattern by Cutting Line last summer and was stumped on how to get the hem tilt corrected. I emailed Louise the designer and she gave me a genius suggestion on correcting it which worked perfectly.

    1. nett3811 says:

      Thanks for letting us know about Pamela’s Patterns and Cutting Line Designs. I’d never have found them otherwise and I love what they have to offer

      1. Elaine says:

        I went to a Cutting Line Designs and Sewing Workshop Sewing retreat in Florida several years ago. Both designers are hands on teachers. I remember Louise saying she had helped a woman with a 68” hip get a well fitting pair of pants. She usually works with her One Seam Pants which I have had very good luck with. Both pattern lines are some of my favourites. I find for me that the Sewing Workshop Patterns fit my top half well. I am smaller on top.

  12. Allyson says:

    Fantastic! I have recently discovered Laela Jeyne Patterns, she has a small selection but she goes up to a 56″ bust with cup sizes A-E. She herself is quite curvy so her patterns are designed for curves rather than just graded up. I recently purchased her PJs pattern which I haven’t sewn up yet, so I can’t yet speak to the quality of the patterns, but I am very hopeful. All PDF patterns, I think.

  13. Silhouette Patterns (Peggy Sagers) do up to a 52″ bust with b , c, and d cup and have amazing videos. Patterns only available in printed but you get all sizes and cup sizes in one envelope.

  14. Susan Johnson says:

    There are a few Sewing Workshop patterns which meet your criteria. There are others which are more fitted through the shoulders but quite loose through the hips and would therefore work for hip measurements greater than 50 inches.

  15. Jennifer says:

    Stitch Upon a Time Patterns goes to a Bust- 56.5″, Waist- 50″, Full Hip- 58″

  16. Sarah says:

    You’re missing Stitch Upon a Time!

  17. Geni says:

    I recently ran across a new to me like at They sell world wide pdf and print patterns. Up to size 22 USA. Haven’t tried them but I like some of their styles. Dana Marie Design Co. also makes a wide variety of sizes. They are simple and straight forward to sew too.

  18. Nancy Karpen says:

    Finally the majority of this country’s women can find a pattern that they can fit into without having to be able to make it 10 sizes bigger. That and they aren’t tents which is what plus size women have been stuck with forever. I used to buy rtw from Saks Fifth Avenue when they still had Salon Z, their plus sizes. Now they only have plus sizes on line. I never felt like I was different. It was on the same floor as all of the other sizes, unlike Bloomingdales which had them in the basement between rugs and housewares. Way to feel good about yourself, no? I hadn’t bought rtw in years except for the occasional piece. I pretty much make all of my own clothing because I can fit myself better than rtw., I can make clothing more stylish, better made and for a price I can actually afford. I had no idea that there were that many Indie patterns that are size inclusive. Brava!

  19. Mona says:

    Thanks for the list. I took a Dana Marie design class last fall. Love her patterns. She showed me how to tweak a bust, shoulder, sleeve problem that is part of my personal make up.

  20. I was going to mention Stitch Upon a Time, but I see that two others have already mentioned them, so I’ll just add how awesome their underwear pattern is!

  21. Ann says:

    Hey Jenny. Thaks for including Designer Stitch but a small amendment.
    Cup sizes for a majority of the patterns are – B, C, D , DD (E) , Cheers. Ann at Designer Stitch

  22. Teresa Hone says:

    How about Bootstrap patterns ( where you enter your measurements and get a pdf pattern–many styles to choose from!
    Another such is Lekala.

  23. Geni says:

    I looked at Lekala. They have a fair number of free patterns so I ordered one to try. Who knew there were so many pattern companies out there!

  24. Brenda says:

    I like the list, and I’d like to see Greenstyle Creations added to this list; Their recent patterns have a bust of 46-47″ and a hip of 48-50″ – I love all their athletic designs.

  25. Amanda Beet says:

    Marilla Walker and some of the recent Decades of Style patterns meet the criteria!

  26. Theresa Hofstetter says:

    Thank you! This list is so helpful.

  27. Susan says:

    MacPhee Workshop has some patterns that include plus sizes. This company specializes in serious outerwear patterns, fabrics and notions. The styles tend to be classic. I have found the instructions to be pretty thorough.

    1. Geni says:

      I like the designs on macphee workshop. Thanks for the tip!

  28. Jo Kelly says:

    I’ve only made your Concord T so far but it was amazing (I only started sewing in January). I don’t think I’ve ever had a top that actually fit before which brings me to my problem. I’m a UK J/JJ cup (which is M/N in the US I believe), but otherwise I’m a size 12 and shrinking. I’ll be a 10 soon (my hips already are) and then I’ll fall off your chart! The reason I want to sew is to accommodate my enormous bosom and apple belly but they seem to be precisely the two least catered-for shapes. I’d love to try the Ellis skirt but I’ve shrunk out of it before getting the chance! Learning to sew and learning to re-draft patterns all at the same time is a bit overwhelming. Please, please, please is there any chance you could extend your brilliant range at the lower end so I can continue to enjoy your fabulous patterns?

    1. linda says:

      totally agree with you …. not all J cup people are over size 16!!

      1. Good news: we launched our smaller size range today! Check it out at

  29. Rae Hoekstra says:

    Love that you’re providing this info! Made by Rae patterns (my company) has had sizes up to bust 51 / hip 53 since 2016 on all new releases (though our latest goes up to a 59″ hip). Woven bodices are offered in A/B and C/D cups.

  30. Mary says:

    Simplicity is now going up to a 32W in plus patterns (54-49-56)

  31. Kim says:

    Ann Normandy Design is extending their PDF patterns sizes. Largest size: B – 45″, W – 39″, Hip – 46″; drafted for a C cup.

    1. Carrie McGowan says:

      Hi Kim, As noted in the post, to qualify for this roundup, pattern companies must have at least one body measurement of 50″ or more!

  32. Gretchen says:

    Blank Slate patterns offers printed patterns, too! It’s an add-on to the PDF, so the instructions are in your download and you receive just the large format pattern pages. The pattern is printed on paper, not tissue. You still get the copy shop and print-at-home pattern files with your PDF, too.

  33. Marisa says:

    Thank you so much for including us in your list! Laela Jeyne Patterns now goes up to a 60” bust, 48” waist, and 59” hip/seat on most of our patterns.

  34. Billie says:

    Apostrophe Patterns allows you to enter your own body measurements & get a customized pattern. No grading required.

  35. M-C says:

    Love Notions has regular/full bust options on most top patterns, ie B or D.

  36. Tríona says:

    Stokx are great for inclusive sizing and more unusual necklines.

  37. Michelle C says:

    I think they are fairly new, but Unleashed Patterns (PDF only) goes up to US size 38 in the new patterns. Their size chart says 70″ Upper Chest, 76-79″ Full Chest, 71-74″ Waist, 81-84″ Hip for size 38. Most of their patterns go up to size 30. I know some of their patterns like the Enlighten Dress have cup sizes but most don’t, but I think A – DD cup sizes from their size chart.

  38. Jessica Reed says:

    They don’t qualify for the list (yet!), but I’d recommend keeping an eye on Deer & Doe. They just started their larger size range (up to 62″ hips) in November, so they only have two true plus size patterns (a drapey tee with details and a pretty fierce jumpsuit with pockets), but they’re expanding.

    In the meantime, smaller-plus and non-plus curvy folks may want to check out their existing range. That goes up to 48″ hips and is designed for a D cup with an hourglass shape: big booty and proportionally smaller waist.

Let me know what you think!