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Topic: Looking for free sewing patterns for a plus size lady  (Read 7327 times)
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swampygirl
« on: July 04, 2012 04:14:11 PM »

Hi there
New craftster here.
I have trawled round the internet for hours looking for a free pattern I can print out for a simple short sleeve or sleeveless top.
Can I find one?Huh Nooooooooooo!!!!!
And it's so frustrating.

I have tried loads of ways with my wording in the search. but nothing comes up.
There are loads tutorials of tarting up a 'already-have' t-shirt etc but that's not what I'm looking for.

If anyone can help I'd be very grateful and so would my hair!!!
Thanks!
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MollyGirl
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012 04:31:32 PM »

Have you tried BurdaStyle?  I sometimes have luck there....  You can even search for free patterns.

http://www.burdastyle.com/
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swampygirl
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012 04:55:26 PM »

I've tried that site and run out of variations to type into a search engine.
Thx for replying Mollygirl.
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winterwindolfe
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012 09:25:07 PM »

I always look for a pattern that I like and check out if it would do well without them. I am rather broad in the shoulders and cant wear many rack shirts.
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Nofuelleft
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012 12:27:38 PM »

You could allways try trading patterns
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012 06:34:52 AM »

I think the McCall's patterns website offers a plus-size tank as one of the free downloads its members can get. It's a free membership.

HotPatterns offers free downloads from time to time, and I have seen a tee-shirt in the past.

Try looking for a free online pattern called Sorbetto. I've seen lots of nice tops made from it. It's sleeveless, but someone made a pattern for sleeves for it. Not sure how big it goes, but it's so simple in style it ought to be easy to enlarge it.
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trypgirl
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012 10:23:57 AM »

It would really help if you gave more info on the type of shirt you are trying to make... button up? stetchy knit etc.

If it is the later there are a ton of tutorials on line for making a pattern from an existing piece of clothing. And if you choose a piece that fits you already it cuts out a lot of guess work.
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