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« on: March 30, 2012 04:54:34 AM »

So I finished up some embroidery based on an Urban Threads piece, and I want to show it off by adding it to some clothes.

Here's the piece I made

http://uristmcdorf.tumblr.com/post/20073885337/finished-you-can-sort-of-see-where-i-fucked-up

I've decided I want to make a waistcoat, or perhaps a thin Spring jacket, and reverse applique the embroidery over the shoulder.  Anyone know of a decent plus-size waistcoat or jacket pattern that I could make work?  It'd probably want to make the jacket in black linen and add some more fun accents to it, so something designed for a lighter fabric would be brilliant. 

I've been googling for ideas but it's hard to tell how well something will suit me when all the pattern sleeves show tall, slender, small-breasted women on them, and I'm short, fat and busty!
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012 12:23:40 PM »

I love Khaliah Ali patterns from Simplicity!  Does this one look like your style: http://www.simplicity.com/p-6770-misses-plus-size-sportswear.aspx

Or did you want something a little more tailored?
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012 10:08:25 AM »

Hmmm... I was thinking something more tailored...

BUT!

Your mention of Khaliah Ali got me thinking, and I picked up this one, which might just be perfect!

http://www.simplicity.com/p-1588-plus-size-sportswear.aspx

The waistcoat pattern is nice and long in the body, but still has a bit of shape to it which I like.  I love Khaliah's stuff, too.  She's one of the only designers producing patterns for plus-size focused clothes that look trendy and attractive.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012 10:21:53 AM »

Yay!  That one's really pretty!
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