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Top with Pleats (Plus Size) 08/2010 #141



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Women’s plus size top sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes and is produced by BurdaStyle Magazine.

This tank top is a perfect item to pair under nearly everything in your closet from cardigans to blazers. Tuck it in a skirt or wear it loose over jeans.

This pattern is from the Grey Gallery collection.

Recommended Materials

Lightweight, softly draping fabrics

Amount of Fabrics

Silk satin,
width: 140 cm (55 in)
length: 1.55 – 1.55 – 1.60 – 1.60 – 1.60 m
(1 3/4 yds).

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Aug 18, 2015, 04.27 AMby analogue23

    “curves in at the waist to make it billowy” at the stomach area! Truly unbecoming to make the least wanted part of the body accentuated (the paunch of the stomach area). ! I find this in a lot of ‘“Plus Size” garments, instead of attractive, they are actually off putting. Why? We need to create patterns ourselves that accentuate the positive & make less visible the parts we don’t want shown. Another issue I notice is in pants: the legs are TOO short and the crotch and waist are too long, as if patterned to fit a a potato with two toothpicks for legs. I wonder what body shape they are patterning after, perhaps the Chinese? Are they who are making our patterns today..?

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    Aug 29, 2014, 04.32 AMby jailbirdjubie

    I made this initially as a sample to see if I needed to tweak the pattern to suit my body size and shape. This pattern is a little odd… It curves in at the waist to make it billowy in my middle, which is definitely not the shape I’m going for. I’ve re-drafted the pattern to make it longer (more like a tunic), and lengthened the top at the shoulders. My idea is to belt it at the waist to create some shape. I am a size 22 (US sizes) and 6’ 0" tall. Hope my notes help future sewists!

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