Does Anybody Know Where I Can Find 4XL Sewing Patterns?

@Darkwing (21588)
January 22, 2007 7:33am CST
I need to find a sewing pattern to make something for a very large person, six feet tall, and 54-56 inch chest, normally wearing 4XL size clothing. Can anybody point me in the right direction of a supplier please? Most patterns in large sizes only go up to 2XL, but I thought there might be somebody with the same predicament out there who could help me out. Do you know any sources?
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 07
Hi there again Have you checked it out on the Internet as I do not have a clue but you might find something on the Net
@Darkwing (21588)
22 Jan 07
Hi again, Gabs! You following me? lol. Just joking, it's great to have the sort of support you show me. Thank you. Yes, I have looked around the net, including E-Bay, who have surplus sizes, but most of them only seem to go up to 2XL. I think between my sister and I, we can adjust the size, but it's much easier and more reliable, (as you can imagine with this crazy person), to have a pattern of the right size. Even the ready-made garments only go to 2XL so I'm a bit stumped right now. Thank you for your input, Gabs. See you at the next discussion. lol.
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@Darkwing (21588)
22 Jan 07
By the way, Gabs... I don't know whether you've encountered this site yet, and I think it's in the teething stages, but you might like to look at: http://www.dormcheck.com/register.php?refer=Darkwing The earnings come up as you make them... it's a similar site to this. I've only spent one session in there so far, but if you're interest, do take a look. :-)
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 07
Lol cause I am following you but I went to bed this afternoon so you got some Peace lol Hmmmm I don't know where else you could get it go in some Craft Shops and ask they might be able to help you I have book marked the Link will wait till I know what is happening to me and if I move then take a look once I have joined I have been playing nicely lol added Music to my Profile couldn't find you hahahaha so I played a bit
4 Feb 07
Sometimes, you can find larger size patterns on E-Bay. It depends what type of thing you're looking for but I've seen a few costume patterns and dress patterns in there. It might be worth your having a search through there, and then, maybe you could check out the shops under extra size patterns. I hope you find something.
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Feb 07
I'll certainly take a look on E-Bay and perhaps they have shops, as you say, through E-Bay. Thank you for your response Leedsrbest.
• United States
25 Jan 07
Go to SEW NEWS online and you will find a source. Also, GREAT PATTERNS carries larger sizes. FASHION PATTERNS by Coni also carries through 6X. Go to: www.fashionpatterns.com and you will see what they have. Some of the KWIK SEW patterns also run larger. Hope this helps.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Jan 07
Oh, that seems hopeful, Dakoetarose. Thank you very much for the info and the URL. Your response is very much appreciated. Brightest Blessings. :-)
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
23 Jan 07
Often larger people will vary in shape rather more dramatically from person to person than a very skinny person (after all, skeletons are much of the same shape, extra flesh can be carried in many different ways though). So, its often a better plan to use more traditional sewing techniques and drape on the body rather than working from a pattern. A lot will depend on what exactly you want to make, but perhaps make a cheap toile first so you get the fit right then work from that.
@Darkwing (21588)
23 Jan 07
Thank you... that's a good idea. I don't know how I'll make out with it because I haven't done it that way before, but the garment is to be fairly full, so I suppose one or two mistakes won't hurt. lol. Your contribution is very much appreciated. Have a Great Day! :-)