Can anyone help me? I am desperately wanting to make a plus size halterneck jumpsuit but I just cant find a pattern anywhere! Does anyone have any ideas at all! Am still a bit of a novice sewer but would eagerly try sewing my own if anyone has some ideas or tips. Thankyou :)

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    Dec 28, 2013, 12.03 AMby purplefan

    I think to find the pattern you seek, you’ll probably have to look for Burda Style magazines (called Burda World of Fashion a few years ago) published in the 1990s or early 2000s. Don’t recall seeing a halterneck jumpsuit in more recent years in the Plus section of Burda Style. If you are fortunate to know anyone with back issues from the 1980s or 1990s, I think you’ll find something you like. Or try looking online at Ebay or Kijiji to see who may be selling such issues but it’s best to find issues on Ebay as there may be photos showing the inside pages of all of the styles that are featured inside (the technical drawings not the actual garment mini-photos).

    Just to give you another distant lead-back when the plus sized Mode magazine started in its first year (1997 according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MODE_(magazine) ), I recall one cover featured the model in a Badgley Mischka haltertop pattern that had been modified to suit a plus size person. This could have been the first or second issue in the first year. I thought it was a great introduction to how a plus sized person with sewing skills could potentially access fashion styles if she knew how to make a pattern fit her.

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    Dec 28, 2013, 12.37 AMby purplefan

    The only recent Burda Plus magazine (Spring/Summer 2013) issue with any kind of a jumpsuit is this one-banded legs and straps instead of haltertop style. http://www.burdafashion.com/fr/Magazines/427_Combinaison/1270777-1800046-1800051-1800074.html

    I even looked through the French site’s Sept 2006 into 2010 issues-nothing.

    Just checked Burda’s pattern envelope styles on Simplicity.com site-no jumpsuit for Plus. Same can be said of the Pattern Store on BurdaStyle-no jumpsuits for Plus sizes. But for regular sizes, while not in halter top style, there are about 6 jumpsuit patterns that do show up.

    German Burdastyle site has the banded leg jumpsuit style plus the spaghetti strap jumpsuit (from June 2010 BurdaStyle).

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    Dec 28, 2013, 01.15 AMby purplefan

    Found the Mode Magazine Summer 1997 cover-it’s actually a dress that isn’t a haltertop. Sorry! http://www.natalielaughlin.com/Portals/2/Media/n17.jpg

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