In our latest issue we have two sew alongs. One happened in January, the Clare Coat from Closet Case Files. You can access all the posts for this sew along any time. The second sew along is with Jenny Rushmore of Cashmerette Patterns and it started February 7. Jenny has a wonderful wrap dress specifically for women’s sizes 12-28 and cup sizes C – H. The Appleton Wrap Dress Pattern is designed to show off your curves but keep everything covered! The crossover front won’t show off anything you don’t want to. Plus, there is a built-in- waist tie and a clever neckband construction prevents unsightly gaping across the bust area.
There are different sleeve length options and for those hot summer nights, making this sleeveless is going to be trés easy.
As soon as I saw the photos for the Appleton dress, I wanted to make myself a wrap dress too!
The Appleton is a true wrap dress, whereas mine is a faux. I made mine with a lovely green, burnout stretch velvet. I like the Appleton’s wider neckline binding, next time I’m going to replicate that. I also love the fabric Jenny picks. Fab all around.
If you are looking for more plus size and curvy options for sewing, check out the collection of plus size e-sewing patterns from BurdaStyle. BurdaStyle has some of the most modern, fresh takes on plus size sewing anywhere.
The Best of BurdaStyle: Plus Size Collection has eight different garments to chose from. This collection has the following:
Each pattern includes instructions on putting it all together. Plus, learn tips and tricks on how to tissue fit and grade for plus size in webinar format (similar to a video). So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your spring and summer sewing now!
For people who sew plus size garments: What are your biggest issues with sewing? What are your trouble areas, what would you like to learn for 2017. Or, what is holding you back from sewing more garments? Leave me a comment and three people will be picked (using Random.org) to win a pattern from Jenny of Cashmerette Patterns.
Be sure to pick up our next issue of Sew News. If you like what you see and read in this issue, get ready. Our next issue for April/May is going to have an additional 20+ pages. We’re excited here (plus, insanely busy!) – J