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Old 04-08-2005, 11:38 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by KellyK
There are not enough patterns for AMPLE sized women. ESPECIALLY ones that are not big boxes. I DO have a waistline, you know!
AMEN SISTA!!!!!!!! Have you seen this thread posted by yours truly back in February? I have found some other resources... and i DO have a BBW sweater booklet (KK i'll let you borrow it when we get together!). I hate the boxy look too, and I hate the mumu look even more, and the tent look most of all
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Old 04-09-2005, 12:10 AM   #12
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See....that's the thing. What about SBW with Football player shoulders? IM A FREAK, I SWEAR! :(
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Old 04-09-2005, 01:01 AM   #13
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nah you're not a freak... just "special"
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:02 AM   #14
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Old 04-29-2005, 01:12 PM   #15
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I have to agree
More Plus sizr would be Great! I find patterns i LOVE, but they are not in my size! I think there should be more cool patterns for plus size up to a size 4x I think, but thats me. I love tank tops i do not care how big i am i love them , and turtlenecks , and hoodies, there are a lot of cool things i would love to see in plus.

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Old 04-30-2005, 02:21 PM   #16
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More Plus sizr would be Great! I find patterns i LOVE, but they are not in my size! I think there should be more cool patterns for plus size up to a size 4x I think, but thats me. I love tank tops i do not care how big i am i love them , and turtlenecks , and hoodies, there are a lot of cool things i would love to see in plus.
Let's hear it for tinkercat!! I totally agree. Retailers seem to think anyone over a size 16 doesn't exist. I have money and I spend!!!
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:33 AM   #17
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unusual things
The thing that really got me back into knitting was finding the prospect of making clothes for myself that I can't find in any store, anywhere. I'm just not motivated to make clothes that I can easily find in a store (I doubt I'll ever make socks, unless they're gifts). I have unusual style preferences that I'd like to put into practice more! I really like medieval dresses, the super-old fashioned look of tight vests over loose shirts, wearing short skirts over pants (or shawls tied around my waist)... to name a few examples. But most of the time I just wear plain t-shirts and pants because that's all I have!

Anyway... I'd love to see more patterns for unusual, creative things that are NOT mainstream (specifically, I recently fell in love with a floor-length, fitted, vest-like thing made of a cool gold mesh material that I saw in a Stargate episode, that was worn over tight pants -- like I'd ever find anything like THAT in a store :rollseyes: )
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Old 05-02-2005, 02:05 AM   #18
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I, too, am a beautiful, able, ample woman that would love to see lovely patterns that r easy, too, I'm afraid that I've not yet made my 1st garment...but I'm a fast learner...so I want to see very now, very cool, very sexy, tho covered for our loveable, voluptuous selves!!!
I just bought plus size knits...nice book, but many of their plus sizes are 1x...paalease!! yes..next summer i will be back to my normal fighting/limping weight...but it ain't ever gonna be anything but amply, voluputuously ample....(how'd that sound, girls?! )
And...altho...it's on the internet, I'm sorry, but I've not yet understood it...and I the look, and that's entrelac...I want to learn entrelac
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:20 AM   #19
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plus size...
I too bought a plus size book and your right 1x and 2x are the plus size...what about 3x 4x.....for the bigger girls! I like 3x because i do not like anything tight on me! I wear a 2x in all my cloths and sometimes depending on the way made 1x. But PLEASE!! I have a yarn store about 45 min from me that the owner has told me if i need help converting into a larger size she will help me !!! So i am looking for the right thing so i can make me something cool!

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I have unusual style preferences that I'd like to put into practice more! I really like medieval dresses, the super-old fashioned look of tight vests over loose shirts, wearing short skirts over pants (or shawls tied around my waist)... to name a few examples.
Jess, I found a great pattern in this knitting magazine (?? I can't even remember which one, I'm pathetic ) for a vest that you do in 3 pieces, w/no finishing... the front and sides are tied w/ribbon like a corset... I don't think it was in a plus size, but it shouldn't be that hard to modify... Let me look for it and see if there's a version online for ya...

As far as what I'd like to see more of... Maternity patterns - also in plus sizes- I've been drying out my eyeballs trying to find something for my sister, and all I've found assumes a skinny woman got pregnant, not one who's already had 3 kids and thought for sure she was done and gave away all her clothes... LMAO but I digress...

I'd also love to see more stuff for men... if it's not a cable knit sweater (or sweater vest) it's just not available. My husband has a rather trendy style, and all the sweaters I've asked him about he turned up his nose at... plus I'd like to see some men's pants, loungers, boxers, etc... If I don't find something soon, he may be getting a warmer for Xmas!

So I found that pattern, it's the "laced peplum vest" from creative knitting magazine, but they don't post the patterns on their website grrr you can at least check out the picture...http://creativeknittingmagazine.com/...ils.php?_id=28
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