108 free patterns #pfLegCages

Sponsor this month: Club DIBY one pattern per week!  (Do it better yourself) There are also quite a few free patterns if you want to try the instructions etc before you commit!

Sew Explicit Eve dress pattern 63” hip

Catch up:



Roscoe Blouse from True Bias (larger sizes) (59.5”)

Mood fabric – weird print but I like it.  Added a button placket and used 30 degree angle for bias tape 

True Bias Dani Pants (larger)

Black textured cotton from Core Fabrics

Jenny was right, didn’t need the zipper.  Will make faux fly next time.

New Patterns:

Style Arc Spencer Woven Pant – up to 70” hip 

Line drawings of high waisted pants with pleat fronts and deep hems at the ankles.

Itch to Stitch Coimbra Wrap Top – up to 62” hip, meant for knit fabric

Line drawings of a wrap front top with long sleeves, long best tying in a bow at the right side of the waist. Versions pictured with and without collar.
Wrap top pictured on a woman with long brown hair. Top is grey with pink and orange small flowers; long sleeved with collar.

#SewFrugal2023 – all month long

Free patterns! 

Our episode from last year: #69 Free Patterns – warning: only up to our previous 55” standard, MOST of them do not meet new standard.

Elastic waist dress, sleeveless, with a tulip skirt in blue on a brown woman wearing brown boots & a statement necklace. Dress has a boatneck & is blue.

Tulip Dress – made to measure tutorial – Jenny shipped this up in less than 2 hours. 

Orange colored simple maxi caftan with belt & statement necklace displayed on a headless mannequin standing on a lush green lawn.

Simple caftan – made to measure tutorial 

Brightly flowered loose fitting dress with dramatic sleeves worn by a woman holding a plant in a basket, also wearing black chunky sandals, and sitting on a stool.

DIY Daisy Maya Dress or Top – jennys made this one before

Very loose fitting boxy top worn by a brown woman with long black center parted hair. Top is purple with narrow woven stripes in different colors. It is paired with a straight skirt in white with thin stripes in repeats.

NEW CrisWoodSews Start Here Top

Free Jumpsuits from the Rational Dress society – ungendered, but NOT unisex

Sizing information with body/fit type choices – up to 62” hip

Photos of a group of diverse people wearing denim jumpsuits. People are of different sizes, colors, gender presentations, and shapes. Standing and kneeling.

Closet Core T-shirt pattern – up to 63” chest

With a slightly boxy silhouette, it comes in two lengths with two sleeve options

A person with long hair wearing a white and black horizontally striped 3/4 sleeve tee shirt.

Hemlock Tee by Grainline Studios – up to 61” hip

Line drawings of a tee shirt with different sleeve lengths; scoop neckline.

The Artists Wrap skirt from Artist Made Patterns – up to 66” hip

View A is a knee length skirt with curved seams and less gathers in the waist. View B is a midi length skirt with straight seams and more gathers in the waist. Both views feature pockets! The pattern also comes with digital stencils that are inspired by the work of Carmen Herrera and instructions for how to create your own hand painted version of the skirt.

A0 or A4/letter size

A person with long hair wearing a cream top paired with a gathered navy skirt with stenciled shapes in darker blue on it. They are standing in the corner of a room wearing brown clogs and surrounded by plants on either sdie.

Peg Leg Leggings from Patterns for Pirates – up to 64” hip

Line drawings of leggings from shorts, to bike length, to capris, to handle length.
Photo of a person wearing a black dress with shoulder cut outs. The dress is raised to show the skin tone bike shorts being worn underneath.

We mentioned this one last year, but it’s great so I will repeat: Sew House Seven Elemental skirt up to 65” hip

Photo of a person wearing a matching sweater and skirt set in burgundy. The sweater is boxy and long sleeved and cropped to the waist. The skirt is mid-calf and straight cut.

Peppermint Magazine Bowen Dress – up to 61” hip.  New patterns from Peppermint are on a pay what you can (minimum $5) but it appears old ones are still free.  

A photo of a brown person wearing a loose fitting dress with dropped and gathered sleeves. The dress is random shapes & sizes of colorful spotches on a white background.

Sam Apron from Helen’s closet– up to 62” hip

Person wearing a burgundy apron with cream colored ties at the waist and neck. They are smiling and wearing a blue shirt with white polka dots.

Mood Fabrics has many free patterns and most go up to ~63” hip.  There are sometimes drafting problems especially for larger sizes so we don’t often recommend them unless we have tested.  However, it was the only source of free Menswear patterns in this size range that I could find aside from a few T-shirt patterns.  Here is a link to Menswear/unisex. All Gender Patterns

Here are the Woodsia shorts, which Jim would LOVE.  

Photo of two people wearing different versions of cargo shorts while standing on stairs and speaking to each other.

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7 replies on “108 free patterns #pfLegCages”

That is however where I discovered the Rational Dress jumpsuit, and I’ve never seen it mentioned anywhere else. Jess should have been given credit for her pioneering efforts, especially at a time when your narrow criteria would have been pretty meaningless

A correction – quite easy to go from a4 or letter to projector using PDF stitcher, a free tool. Also, you can use the measure tool in the free Acrobat to see what finished measurements will be without having to print. And love the show 🙂

Unleashed patterns has a new free hoodie pattern, past 80” hip.

Also, Petite Stitchery has 2 knit pant patterns, a hoodie, a crop tee, swing tank and a dress, and bunches of non-clothing and kids stuff for free. Up to 61-1/4” hip. I am forever looking for appx 70” hips for loved ones, so I adore Unleashed.

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