I don’t consider shawls plus sized patterns. What we do want are plus sized wearable sweater patterns such as pullovers and cardigans. Lion Brand has put out a few Curvy Girl patterns which seem nice.
The plus size patterns are hard to find because people dont request them. If the people would contact Simplicity, McCalls etc. and ask for the plus sized patterns they might listen.
But, now my brain won’t shut up–I keep thinking, there MUST be a way to make a good plus sized pattern. With computers, maybe there’s a way to key in measurements and make a custom pattern based on that. Accounting for size, because I’ve noticed not all details and cuts look good on everyone–like bubble hems. :P
My next sewing project, for my spring/summer wardrobe...it's hard to find cute plus sized patterns that I'd actually want to wear! But this is a sweet look.