But I was determined. I found Simplicity has by far the best variety of plus patterns. And if you go search on ebay or etsy, you can find some discontinued plus patterns from a variety of brands. Below are some pretty good contemporary options that are available in stores and on the internet.
|McCalls 6693 views B and D|
|McCalls 6693 view A|
McCalls 6693 has several views to include two tops, the poncho, a skirt, and leggings.
I also found a site called Pattern Making for Plus Size Children. It had all sorts of basic patterns in plus sizes that can be modified and embelished.
|One option from Pattern Making for Plus Size Children|
I did not find any boy patterns that are labeled "plus" sized. However, I know from experience that Ottobre Magazine often has a few patterns in each issue for 'husky' children and they have wonderful patterns for older boys.
Since there are so few plus patterns, it is even more important that you properly measure you intended wearer and get the fit right. It will not be enough to just sew it as sized. You will need to make sure the shoulders, waist, chest and length measurements are adjusted to fit the child. But this is the wonderful thing about sewing for your tween. With some effort, you can make something that really fits, and make that wearer feel like a million bucks.
As we do reviews, if we think a particular pattern is well suited for a plus size or simply curvy child, we will make sure to let you know.