I was lucky enough to recently test the Plus Size option of the Diana Wrap Dress from Wardrobe by Me. Which is pretty good timing, as I was after a good wrap dress pattern to use for Maternity wear down the track a bit.
The sizing chart put me in a size 18 for my bust and waist, which is pretty spot on me in ready to wear sizing, and usually what I make in butterick patterns once I account for all the ease they put in. My hips of course measure for a larger size, but I decided not to grade to a larger size because of the shape of the skirt. I was initially going to use some fabric from my stash, but then I was naughty and went to Spotlight and bought some lovely soft and stretchy pink polka dot jersey interlock.
Cutting out the pattern was relatively easy. I went for the long sleeve, no collar option. To customise the pattern to suit me, I shortened both bodice pieces by 2 inches, and lengthened the skirt by 4 inches (which might be too long, but I can always cut off the excess later) The pattern calls for 3.5m but I only purchased 3m and that was exactly how much I needed (my fabric was pretty wide though)
I found the pattern very well written and easy to put together. Even for someone like me who doesn't really enjoy sewing with stretchy fabrics. I have really been needing more cooler weather suitable clothes, plus this will also work great as a maternity/breastfeeding friendly dress in case I need that later down the track.
|Bodice on the mannequin|
*Edit* I dragged the hubby out of bed as I headed out to work to snap a few nicer pics for me