Since Joe Browns have not bothered to update their plus range for almost a year whilst their "normal" range updates every season, and since they still only sell their plus range at one of those pay-back-monthly places, I've decided to try and remake their clothes myself.
I love the style of so many of their pieces. More than that, the few plus items I bought from them are SO comfortable. But if they don't want my money then this is going to have to be it, I guess. I'm wanting to figure out the basic patterns of some of their pieces...http://www.joebrowns.co.uk/sp+Womens-Casual-Tops-White-Cornelli-Blouse+LC494
This one I think I've figured out. There is a seam running along under the bust shaped to the bust itself, and arching up along the back. From there it looks like I think pintucks along the front and back centre, so in theory then the body section would be straight at the sides, just wider than the bust section. When I've bought tops from Joe Browns before that have a bust seam, the seam tends to be elasticated but I can't tell if it is in this piece or not. Also, does anyone know - would I shape the bottom hem to curve like that when cutting, or would the curved appearance come from the tucks at the top? Am I seeing tucks at the armpit?http://www.joebrowns.co.uk/sp+Womens-Casual-Tops-Two-Layer-Sacred-Spirit-Top+LC499
Trickier because the website doesn't show images of the two separate items, just the two worn together. But the undertop at least looks fairly simple - I'm going to assume a simple flared torso and I'll probably not bother with the elastic stitching (forgot what it is called) at the front neck. The waistcoat/tunic type thing looks simple but if anyone knows of an existing pattern that I could use to get things like the bust shaping right I'd be grateful.http://www.joebrowns.co.uk/sp+Womens-Dresses-Tunics-Sexy-Waterfall-Dress+LD200
This one is pretty self explanatory, but again if anyone knows an existing pattern I could use for a dress that I could then just hitch up to match that would be great.
If anyone can point out anything I've missed or suggest useful base patterns to work from, please let me know!
Also, anyone who wants to join me in badgering Joe Browns customer service guys to SELL BIGGER SIZES DAMNIT please do