Ysolda will soon publish Little Red in the City, a collection of patterns provided in plus sizes as well as traditional women's sizes. As Ysolda writes on her blog:
One thing that’s always bothered me is that it’s great to find a pattern that includes your size but if you’re not close to the size of the model it can be hard to visualise how it’s actually going to look on you. No matter what grading decisions the designer makes, the same pattern is always going to look different with different proportions. When I first thought of doing a book of garment patterns I knew immediately that I wanted to show everything on at least two different models, with different sizes and body shapes.God bless her! Ysolda is one of the few designers who really gets it. Here's a preview of the upcoming book. Don't know about you, but I LOVE what I see.
BTW, that cutie on the right is Ysolda herself. While we wait for Little Red in the City, you can get these Ysolda patterns now. Coraline comes in sizes up to a 62-inch finished bust size!
And the Vine Yoke Cardigan goes up to 56 inches.
Ysolda offers lots of other creative patterns, too. You can learn more about her and her designs at http://www.ysolda.com/.