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jdee
02-20-2008, 03:06 PM
This cardigan is beautiful, and looks very attractive on her.
http://www.angelfire.com/retro2/narnie/fittedlace.html

jdee
02-20-2008, 03:10 PM
Ya know, now that I read through it, I'm not sure. I don't consider a 38 bust to be plus sized. Sorry for the false hope.

ArtLady1981
02-20-2008, 03:15 PM
Well it's still a beautiful sweater! I noticed that the buttons were straining on the beautiful young woman modeling it.

Well, she's smiling and feels good in her sweater! That's what counts! :thumbsup:

HamaLee
02-20-2008, 04:56 PM
Yeah she's not plus sized, she's just got boobs. (Which, apparently means "plus sized" to every store I try to buy a shirt at! :!!!:) I'm always on the lookout for sweaters for the non rail thin! Thanks for the link. :mrgreen:

Crycket
02-20-2008, 05:02 PM
I hate how they catagorize "plus size"...I dont even like the term...

I have a skirt I want to make, and its top size is a 29" waist...so...I with my 39" waist have to expand the pattern 10" and feel like a hippo for having to do so...so I have a big waist...apparently that makes me obese...

http://kpixie.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1977

khaosx5
02-20-2008, 05:56 PM
There is a book from Family Circle called Easy Plus-Size Knits that has about 50 patterns in it - both knit and crochet. Most of them are quite nice and fairly simple. There are even some in there for men.
:knitting:

jdee
02-20-2008, 07:19 PM
I hate how they catagorize "plus size"...I dont even like the term...

I have a skirt I want to make, and its top size is a 29" waist...so...I with my 39" waist have to expand the pattern 10" and feel like a hippo for having to do so...so I have a big waist...apparently that makes me obese...

I agree with you. And, no, you're not obese. Just an average, normal sized person. I guess I was just so excited that a model, who is not bone thin, was shown wearing pretty cloths with flair. It's so rare, and quite refreshing, to see.

Lucy78green
02-21-2008, 02:32 PM
They also don't design clothes for people with big boobs. I wear a 38 because I'm 34FF (I'm def not skinny either) and I've only found one (on-line) shop that takes chest size into consideration. In most normal shops I have to buy a few sizes too big, so the sleeves are too long, the shoulders are hanging off me, just so it buttons over the chest - that's why I like knitwear it's stretchy! Although I'm not sure really which jumper size I am.

nonny2t
02-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Most large women don't like stuff fitted so much anyway. I sure wouldn't wear something that hugs the body that much. I guess if you were like a 14 or something it wouldn't be so bad, but at my size, room is important! lol

The designs at Vermont Fiber Designs
http://www.vermontfiberdesigns.com/
have lots of beautiful stuff for larger women. You know, you would think with the majority of the population now being overweight fashion would come to the other side, but it is still dragging it's feet. Of course, with obesity at an all time high, I guess it isn't too good to encourage us to get bigger. In the meantime though, I would like to have clothes that don't look dumpy, frumpy or look like the crap Mama Cass used to wear.

GinnyG
02-21-2008, 03:16 PM
Ya know, now that I read through it, I'm not sure. I don't consider a 38 bust to be plus sized. Sorry for the false hope.
:roflhard: :roflhard: me either!!!!!!!!!!

As lovely as the sweater is she shoulda made a size bigger.

wiredqs
02-22-2008, 01:43 PM
Also, hook and eye closures are not a friend to the curvy! Not real sure about the lavender/green floral print combo. Looks like a cute sweater tho

jdee
02-22-2008, 03:17 PM
I noticed that the buttons were straining on the beautiful young woman modeling it.

I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I'm a 45 bust. I just got a mental picture of those poor buttons, screaming for mercy.:roflhard:

Lucy78green
02-22-2008, 03:52 PM
I looked about her website, she's based in England, and I'm afraid over here according to most clothes shops 38 is a size 16 and most shops only go up that far in size. In general terms I'm a large or extra large in some shops - there's only a few high street shops that do nice clothes in anything bigger.

BethLaf
02-22-2008, 09:13 PM
its a sad commentary, i used to be a lot bigger, but now im a 38 dd,long, so i would be ok in the sweater, but, i used to be bigger so to me , 38 isnt plus sized....

monzogary
02-22-2008, 09:30 PM
I have a weird problem - I consider myself plus sized (size 16+ depending on brand) but my bust is small (about36-38B)! Every time I try to buy nicer clothes, the bust flops around and the waist is just right or too tight. Why do clothes designers/manufacturers think that every plus size person automatically has big boobs?!

suzeeq
02-22-2008, 10:52 PM
Or a large rear. I've always had a very thick waist, even when I was skinny, so if I find something that fits the waist, it's 2 sizes too big in the butt and legs.

KnittingNora
02-22-2008, 11:07 PM
Above 16 and you're a plus size makes me so mad!!!! I'd love to know what percentage of people are below a 16 these days! Unless they are a teenager.
Grrrrrr

jdee
02-23-2008, 12:50 AM
It makes me mad, too. Especially when they talk about obesity being such a problem, and in my opinion, what they consider obese isn't obese. In fact what they call obese isn't even pudgy in my book. They're making it harder and harder for us to like ourselves for who we are.

Anyway...'Nuf of that. Sorry for the mini rant.

marlajap
02-23-2008, 01:12 AM
Now *this* is a rant I can get in on. I'm a between - I'm not a perfect plus, perfect regular, and I'm 5'2" tall, but petite pants are usually too short for me (while average ones are too long). If I go to the "regular" sizes, a 16 is too small, and an 18 is too big in the waist, the shoulders and even sometimes the bust (46/C). But if I should happen to wander over to the plus area, well, then the 16W is usually too big all over...unless I'm at Wal-Mart and looking at something that stretches.

And to think I used to LIKE shopping for clothes...when I was a size 6 or 8 and even when I was a 10. Once I hit size 14 after c-section #2 at age 36, it was no longer any fun. And now it's just a pain in my posterior.
:hair:
Could I go back to Jenny Craig again (did that when my first child was about 2 to take off all that weight I couldn't claim was from the baby anymore!!)? Probably. But the truth is that clothes didn't just fit me off the rack when I was a size 6 to 8, either - everything I owned had to be tailored to some extent, and I had to shop carefully and a LOT to find a few things that weren't too big in the waist or too tight in the bust - the hazards of a 36-38" bust with a 25" waist. Nowadays, of course, I'd be lucky to get one thigh into the waistband of things I wore back then. Gotta love that mid-life pudge...

Debkcs
02-23-2008, 03:17 AM
Why do clothes designers/manufacturers think that every plus size person automatically has big boobs?!

And try being 6'1", and small busted (thanks,again, mom!)

susi
02-23-2008, 03:37 AM
I looked about her website, she's based in England, and I'm afraid over here according to most clothes shops 38 is a size 16 and most shops only go up that far in size. In general terms I'm a large or extra large in some shops - there's only a few high street shops that do nice clothes in anything bigger.

yep in the uk shops do only go up to like a 16, unless you go into pluss size shops. my mums pluss size (although according to that web site so am i lol, im a uk 14/16 with 38 bust). if you go into most pluss size shops in the uk they are seriously awful. they expect pluss size women to dress like a frilly barbie doll! admitedly i havent been in one back in the uk for a couple of years as i refuse to go it. last time i did i ended up telling the magager who ever buys the clothes should be shot as they have no clues about larger ladies lol. not sure i should go back again hehe. esp as at the time i was a uk size 8 hehe.

i hate the pluss size thing as well, in some places it starts at a uk 14!!

i swear the clothes are designed by gay men for young boys to wear not women! but thats just me (not anti gay at all, just dont want clothes for women designed for men lol)

anyway will shut up as this is something that has annoyed me for soo may years now

susi

gingerbread
02-23-2008, 07:58 AM
High hopes ya I Agree shattered again. The sweater was really pretty though. I looked at the girl and then the tummy. :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: I haven't looked like that since the kids were born. Baby fat took over and made a nice home. My grandchildren say oh you have a nice pillow to lay on! :shock::shock: Thank you for the thought.:waving:

Lisa R.
02-23-2008, 09:51 AM
Why do clothes designers/manufacturers think that every plus size person automatically has big boobs?!

Or that every plus size person with big boobs automatically is 6 feet tall??? (I'm 5'4" and fit most of the off-the-rack plus sized clothes, except that sleeves are 2-3 inches too long, and pants and skirts are at least that long...often 6-8 inches too long!!!

Lucy78green
02-23-2008, 01:35 PM
yep in the uk shops do only go up to like a 16, unless you go into pluss size shops. my mums pluss size (although according to that web site so am i lol, im a uk 14/16 with 38 bust). if you go into most pluss size shops in the uk they are seriously awful. they expect pluss size women to dress like a frilly barbie doll! admitedly i havent been in one back in the uk for a couple of years as i refuse to go it. last time i did i ended up telling the magager who ever buys the clothes should be shot as they have no clues about larger ladies lol. not sure i should go back again hehe. esp as at the time i was a uk size 8 hehe.

i hate the pluss size thing as well, in some places it starts at a uk 14!!

i swear the clothes are designed by gay men for young boys to wear not women! but thats just me (not anti gay at all, just dont want clothes for women designed for men lol)

anyway will shut up as this is something that has annoyed me for soo may years now

susi

Used to annoy me as a teenager when I was a UK size 14 (US 10?) I would try and buy clothes in teenage shops, but they were always still too small, so I ended up buying in adult shops where they fitted. That and the old style communal dressing rooms did wonders for my self esteem at that age! Now I'm size UK 16 (US 12 I think) and some shops just don't fit me at all, where others are actually too large - I hate the "one size fits all" mentality of clothes manufacturers.....

suzeeq
02-23-2008, 01:59 PM
I just noticed that there's going to be another Big Girls Knits book coming out in April. More BGK I think the title is. Go to knitpicks.com and look in the Books section under Future releases for the link; there's a few pictures of the patterns too.

Debkcs
02-23-2008, 02:06 PM
Or that every plus size person with big boobs automatically is 6 feet tall

Lisa, they think every person 6 feet tall HAS big ones, not true!

knittingymnast
02-23-2008, 02:10 PM
Have you all tried this site that is on Shandeh's signature?

http://knittingplus.blogspot.com/

susi
02-23-2008, 02:10 PM
Used to annoy me as a teenager when I was a UK size 14 (US 10?) I would try and buy clothes in teenage shops, but they were always still too small, so I ended up buying in adult shops where they fitted. That and the old style communal dressing rooms did wonders for my self esteem at that age! Now I'm size UK 16 (US 12 I think) and some shops just don't fit me at all, where others are actually too large - I hate the "one size fits all" mentality of clothes manufacturers.....


oh it drives me mad as well the one size fits all thing. i can wear a uk 10 to a uk 16, how off can they be for goodness sake lol.

i actually have problems with my 4 year old son as well, hes not overly tall but isnt over weight or skinny, hes just right. can i find clothes for him.

in the uks defense they at least have clothes, i now live in france. all i can buy is sports clothes, and then thats a mans!! i have to get friends to buy my clothes back in the uk if i want anything for me or my son if i cant get back to get it myself. i must confess i am planning a trip to america just to hit the shops next year.

susi

tarrentella
02-23-2008, 05:49 PM
i have a different size problem .. i am short and relativly slim (UK 10 ish) but for some reason clothes manufacturers think that if you are a small size then you have a tiny waist tiny hips and biggish boobs (a 36 inch or more measurement) i dont .. .i dont know who does!!
and if i try and buy petit things then there is virtually no shaping at all and you would think they are made for a 12 year old boy. trust me .. it is not just larger sizes they cant get the hang of ... it is the shape of women in general!

somebody needs to tell these places that we dont all look like women in magazines!!

KnittingNora
02-23-2008, 09:10 PM
Oh Susi I know what you mean!!! Here in Asia everything is for tiny Asian sizes!!! It drives me bonkers! At least they have Marks and Spencer here, but there is only so much M&S a person can wear!!
I have gone into shops here and before I have even touched anything been told they don't have anything as big as me... I am a UK 16, so not THAT huge!! However I do have a thick skin now haha!