15 Sewing Patterns for Women's Dresses & Other Pretty Projects
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25+ Fabulous Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns
Highlight your lovely curves with a custom outfit! This list of plus size clothing patterns work perfectly to flatter any body.
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Finding cute and flattering clothing for plus sizes can be extremely difficult, especially because most stores have no idea how to design clothes for plus-size women.
We here at AllFreeSewing believe that clothing should make you feel empowered and that every woman should feel beautiful and comfortable in her own skin.
From trendy dresses that are guaranteed to show off your curves in style to everyday tops and skirts that will take you from work to a night out on the town, you can't go wrong with these 25+ Fabulous and Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns and tutorials.
Don't settle for the small selection of clothes at the mall and design some stunning pieces for your wardrobe with our list of free plus size blouse patterns, dress patterns, plus more tops and bottoms.
These elegant, fun, and, most importantly, free patterns, are perfect for highlighting your best assets and will let you rock the hottest trends with style and confidence.
We love the following patterns because even if they aren't necessarily modeled or made for plus sizes, they have the ability to be made larger without losing the effect they were designed to achieve. So pretty, so stylish, so you - no matter what size you are.
Many of these patterns and tutorials have a size range included. For those that don't, the designer includes details about adjusting the size and drafting a pattern that's for your specific measurements. For more information, read our guide, How to Grade Patterns for Plus Size.
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If you sew clothing (or simply like shopping and fashion), knowing the names and features of the basic dress shapes is extremely helpful. With this guide, learn everything you need to know about dresses >> What are the Different Types of Dresses?
Plus Size Dress Patterns
There's no piece of any woman's wardrobe more essential than a dress that fits her like a dream and makes her feel strong and confident.
With this list of free dress patterns, you'll find flirty dresses that are perfect for any time of year, as well as timeless and classic dresses that will instantly make you the most elegant woman in the room.
Find your next sewing project in this list of gorgeous dress patterns and tutorials that are perfect for plus sizes.
Chic Little Black Dress Pattern
The pattern covers sizes 6 to 22. You can never go wrong with a classic! Go back to fashion basics with a little black dress that looks stunning on any body shape with this Chic Little Black Dress Pattern. You won't regret it.
The pattern covers sizes 4 to 22. The Fiona dress has a fitted, knee-length bodice with a bust flounce to make it more feminine. Plus, it's made of stable knit fabric. The one used on this project was scuba knit, which is very strong and textured.
Boho Kimono Free Dress Pattern
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. Inspired by the bohemian elegance of a designer dress pattern, this gorgeous free sewing pattern is a must-have for any fashion-forward lady's wardrobe.
The pattern covers sizes 6 to 22. This free dress pattern is inspired by '50s shapes and silhouettes and is the perfect combination of vintage-inspired style with a modern edge. It is excellent for making stylish separates that you can mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe.
Trendy Mama Maxi Dress Pattern
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. This loose-fitting piece, hugs your curves just slightly, making it a flattering piece for just about any body type.
The tutorial is up to size 14 but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. Follow instructions on how to sew a dress just like this one! This dress is relatively simple to sew and makes a great day dress.
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. All it takes is 3 seams to sew this Effortless Caftan Dress! Perfect for summer, this breezy dress transitions well from day to night.
The tutorial is up to size large (L) but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. The perfect way to transition from summer to fall, this warm and casual maxi dress elongates your figure while accentuating your waist.
The pattern covers sizes 6 to 22. Made with slightly more than 2 yards of fabric, this free dress pattern comes with printable patterns for the bodice and skirt for a stunning dress or fashionable separates. It's ideal for chillier weather, such as fall and into winter.
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. A stylish beach cover-up that is straightforward to sew. It's the perfect project to experiment with sheer fabrics for the first time (but can be made with less intimidating cotton fabrics).
New to sewing? Then be sure to check out this free guide for sewing for curves >> Tips for Sewing for Curves
Fashion-Forward Plus Size Shirt Patterns
If you love wearing separates, then you'll love these free shirt patterns that look stunning when paired with jeans, skirts, and even leggings. Sew some clothes that are custom-made made for your body with these free DIY shirts for plus-size women.
From flowy tops that channel a trendy bohemian vibe to classic tops that are comfy and casual, these tops to sew will guarantee that you're always on-trend. Don't forget to check out our entire collection of shirt patterns, with some favorites listed right here.
Flattering Sleeve Cuffs Tutorial
The tutorial is up to size large (L) but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. This Flattering Sleeve Cuffs Tutorial will give you an instant makeover and take your t-shirt from simple to stylish.
The pattern covers sizes extra-small (XS) to extra-large (XL). This cute DIY top has a round neck and balloon-shaped sleeves with cuffs. It is easy to lengthen or shorten as desired. This soft and comfortable top is loose fitting with dropped, gathered shoulders.
Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Pattern
The pattern is up to size large (L) but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. This Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Pattern shows you how to design a sweatshirt that combines cozy knits and fall fashion, and is great for a day outside.
This pattern is one size fits most but can be easily adjusted for larger sizes. Using a little more than 2 yards of fabric, you can create this easy sewing tutorial with your favorite stretchy knit and can make a cowl neck that looks amazing.
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. It's easier than you think to sew your own clothing, especially with this 30 Minute Caftan Top tutorial. With a beautiful flowy shape, this top is so versatile and can be dressed up and down or for warmer and cooler weather.
Sew Easy Men's Shirt to Women's Shirt Refashion (Video Tutorial)
The tutorial does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. This t-shirt refashion is flattering on anybody since you make it your exact size. The extra-long body of the DIY shirt and collar are incredibly slimming and stylish.
This tutorial is one size fits most but can be easily adjusted for larger sizes. A cross between a poncho and shawl, this snuggle-worthy wrap is a lovely choice for crisp, autumn afternoons and cool fall nights. It hides what you don't want to show without sacrificing style.
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. One of the best tunic patterns for plus sizes! Whether you make it as a dress or a shirt, this tunic, made from light, cool fabric, is the perfect pattern for hot summer days!
Oversized Pullover Top Free Sewing Pattern
The pattern covers sizes extra-small (XS) to extra-extra-large (2XL). This oversized pullover top is the kind you can make in a couple of hours. It has a cowl collar to keep your neck warm.
The tutorial is up to size large (L) but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. The Breezy Tunic Tee Pattern pictured here looks just like something you'd buy at the cute shop down the street but at a fraction of the price!
The pattern is up to size 160 cm (63 inch) bust but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. Sew your own shirred babydoll blouse that has proper sleeves, which provides good coverage of the shoulders and arms. It can be lengthened to make a dress or tunic.
The pattern is up to size large (L) but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. Create a chic and stylish peplum top that's perfect for work, church, or even holiday parties with this blouse tutorial for women. Once you make it, it's sure to be a new favorite.
Peasant Blouse and Gingham Capri Pants
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. This outfit is the perfect combination of cute and comfy. Make your own clothes and express your personal style.
Unsure of your bra size? Then you'll love our step-by-step guide to finding your correct bra size at home >> Make Your Own Lingerie: How to Make Underwear + Bras
Figure-Flattering Plus Size Skirt Patterns
The skirt designs below are all adjustable in size and always flattering. While jeans are always a great casual option, there's something about the easiness of throwing on a simple skirt that makes them irresistible
These free skirt patterns and tutorials are feminine and flirty and come in all different lengths, making them great for showing off your legs in warmer weather and warm and stylish for fall and winter. Find your next favorite skirt in this list of pretty skirt patterns.
The tutorial is up to size medium (M) or UK dress size 10 but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. Skater skirts are both flirty and slimming and offer a cool alternative to form-fitting pencil skirts.
The pattern covers sizes 4 to 22. The best fabrics for this project are stable knits and you can color block your skirt by choosing coordinating fabrics for the waistband and the skirt. It's easy to match this DIY skirt to your fashion taste.
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. The high waist design allows you to wear this adorable DIY skirt anywhere. Tuck in a button-down shirt while you're at the office and undo later.
Prom Dress Princess Skirt Refashion
The tutorial does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. With this easy refashioning tutorial, you can transform an old evening gown into an elegant tulle skirt.
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. You can draft this pattern with your own measurements so you know it'll fit you correctly. This sewing pattern will flatter most figures when you customize the size.
The pattern is up to size 46 inch waist but explains the adjustments needed for a larger custom fit. Named after classic styles worn by Ms. Hepburn herself, this free skirt pattern comes with a printable template, so that you can start sewing in no time.
The pattern does not include sizes but explains the measurements needed for your custom fit. This is a special free plus-sized sewing pattern that shows you how to make your own clothes for your kids.
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Aug 03, 2022
I am looking for 3xl tops with sleeves (elbow or longer) that fit loosely over my upper arms. Thanks.
Dec 04, 2022
There's a blog post called 'How to do a full bicep adjustment' at Helen's Closet which will help you to adjust patterns you like to make the upper arm area looser. It's part of a sewalong for a cardigan pattern, but the concepts she shows would suit most shirt patterns. https//helensclosetpatterns.com/2017/03/ == 24/how-to-do-a-full-bicep-adjustment/
Sep 08, 2021
I have been looking for a plus size SKORT pattern. Is there anyone that can help me, please?
tonyamiller820 696 2146
Aug 28, 2021
I am echoing Bettyahe's comment. I would love an empire waist dress pattern too. I would like the neckline not to be a deep scoop too.
tonyamiller820 696 2146
Aug 28, 2021
I am echoing Bettyahe's comment. I would love an empire waist dress pattern too. I would like the neckline not to be a deep scoop too.
May 30, 2021
I would love to see plus size maxi skirt patterns (preferably in lightweight cotton)
Apr 01, 2021
I would love to see a knee length, short sleeve, empire waist dress pattern. Empire waist dresses and short sleeves look better on short, larger women, with big arms. Thank you.
Sep 27, 2020
Since I am under 5 feet and about size 1X-3X I'd like to see more PETITE patterns. Plus some blouse patterns made with poly cotton. I like what I have seen so far.
debbieneal1988 305 4746
Jul 20, 2020
I would like to see some plus size shorts and pants
stephanefay1973 55 82468
Jun 26, 2020
Sewing patterns woman plus size hoodies
May 09, 2020
I would love to see plus size women's shorts, summer shirts, bra's easy to sew summer dresses. Thank you for all the patterns you have for free
Apr 23, 2020
How about jumper dresses and pinafore skirts! Also, some stylish, classic, flattering pants!
Mar 20, 2020
How about an A-line skirt pattern?
lizthirkill 599393 1
Jul 24, 2019
Love the site, would like more "busty" patterns preferably in wovens. Also, fitted trousers, midlength gored skirts and lingerie! Thanks from a very hot England.
monicascerri 92198 90
Jun 25, 2019
Kindly, I like to have a pencil skirt pattern size 20. How can I get itbr /or how I can do it?
Jan 15, 2019
Plus Size Womens' Jeans, how to take in Plus Size jeans, palazzo pants, box leg pants. Pants that are like straight legs jeans but they have wings on the side that imitate an upside down tulip when fastened in the front. BRAS BRAS BRAS for big breasted women.....with detailed how to. Color blocking how to. How to use piping as a color blocking feature. No more old lady styles and colors. Brighten our lives up.
Dec 06, 2018
Hi, Love most things on your site. Especially since they are free! I would like to see more items to sew for the short round plus size person, such as myself. Sized like 0x and 1x or 16/18. Most everything I sew will have to be altered since I am not a "true" size. Thanks!
Oct 30, 2018
Hi, thank you for the free patterns! I would love to see some more plus size women's tunic patterns please )
pratikyemektarifle ri35 0226009
Oct 10, 2018
hi.. thank you for the free contents you supplied to us.. i would like to see plus size track suit pattern.. free style unisex sports wearing.. thank you..
Oct 09, 2018
What an amazing site. I love it when I receive my emails from you. I am really in need of sizes for men. My son is 6"6 and takes size 50 clothing... I cannot buy anything for him in our town, not even shoes. Could you maybe help?
Aug 27, 2018
looking for more pattern with adaptive closures for those with disabilities adults and children....
judejimsiebers 620 2915
Aug 23, 2018
I am looking for summer "back yard" dresses with simple facing ideas
wjccreations 49761 33
Jun 23, 2018
Woven fabric dressier type shorts and blouses for ladies with full busts in woven also.
Jun 07, 2018
I am looking for a plus size (26-28) skort pattern. Any ideas?
May 22, 2018
Patterns for a pear shaped body
christianecolard 2 093092
May 12, 2018
modles de robes housse femmes fortes
Feb 22, 2018
Plus size for women. I am thick around the waist and large stomach. I have large arms, fat across the back and thin legs. What kind of patterns do you suggest? I know tighter fitting clothes are more flattering but I'm not a fan. Can you add patterns that have elastic. Instructions for adding for large stomach would be awesome.
Dec 06, 2017
Fantastic! This is certainly going to come in handy.
lynnmichellerobert s 0163673
Nov 04, 2017
Great patterns but can we have some edgy/different toddler girl patterns age 2/3 cross back dresses etc.
Jul 07, 2017
I would love to see more Capri's and Khakis. It would be lovely to see more Autoimmune friendly projects, too.
May 20, 2017
I absolutely love these patterns. I have not sewed these yet. But I wanted to say thank you for sharing these gorgeous patterns!
celiahowells 87462 90
May 14, 2017
Ive just made three skirts,from your free pattern and they where easy, I was a bit terrified,with he price of fabric,but they just as said. What about some plus size trousers thank a lot Celia
sewmaninealing 727 5032
Mar 24, 2017
Hi. All. I have recently started sewing and have both a PFAFF sewing machine and a serger, I would love to see more tee shirt patterns for men, both set-in sleeves and raglan sleeves. I am 6ft 3in and cannot find patterns for a 44 inch chest. HELP!
cattennisco 217432 0
Mar 22, 2017
Plus size patterns would be a winner
Mar 10, 2017
I would love to see more plus sized women's patterns
Feb 20, 2017
I have searched everywhere for a nice simple maxi dress pattern for my granddaughter, she is 11 but most patterns are baby, toddler or adult
Jan 13, 2017
Great ideas! It's wonderful to see sewing patterns for a variety of body types.
Dec 08, 2016
I would like to see more patterns for tops with long sleeves.
kennycalvillo 5925 803
Nov 12, 2016
Seems easy! Let's try in! Nice explanation
Sep 02, 2016
What a lovely collection. I would wear most of these honestly.
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