Twice a year we do a special report to see which plus size children’s patterns are the most popular. We keep totals for the spring season and for the fall season – what do mothers, grandmothers, etc really NEED for those plus size boys and girls?
This fall the most popular pattern for plus size boys is Pattern 6105 – the jeans pattern. I’m assuming that the oversized sweatshirts and tops are clothing items that are by their very nature, big and bulky, so are fine for everyday wear. The pants, on the other hand, appears be a totally different story. What do you do for plus size children when a size 16 only fits around the 8 year olds’ waist — the legs are a couple feet too long and the crotch hangs down to the knees. This year we have nearly TRIPLED in sales for the boys jeans Pattern #6105 from last year. The patterns come in 3 size ranges – 4-5-6 / 8-10-12 / 14-16 and have been made with plus size childrens’ actual measurements.
There were TWO that actually tied for the most popular plus size girls patterns. And, as with the boys pattern, the plus size girls jeans pattern #5302 was extremely popular. I believe the same reasons mentioned for the high volume of jeans pattern sales for the boys is also why the girls jeans patterns sold so well. In addition, we did have a very popular Long Sleeve Tops pattern (#5103) for the plus size girls. The Long Sleeve Tops pattern has many variations that can be made for the plus size girls. Also, both of the girls patterns have the same size ranges as the boys — 4-5-6 / 8-10-12 / 14-16.
We do have a wide variety of patterns at PlusSizeChildren.com, where you can see these and many other styles. Remember, all patterns have been made using actual plus size children’s measurements in order that they will FIT the plus size children.