Finally, a web site for Petite-Plus women! I'm not Petite or Plus (anymore) but I DO understand how hard it can be to find patterns that really fit! Here's what she says about her site: "Petite Plus Patterns" are designed especially for the woman with narrow shoulders, D cup bra, rounded tummy, and delicious full curves everywhere!
Here's what she says in the chat transcript: "We have the Perfect Fit Guide that shows how to make the front larger or smaller. We draft our patterns for a woman who has narrow shoulders, a full bust, a tummy, a shorter crotch depth and lots of fast curves The height is a woman who is 5 foot 2 inches, but there are shorten/lengthen lines in all the appropriate places if you are taller or shorter."
Chat Transcript from Pattern Review (she gives "fool-the-eye" tips. You have to sign up for the site to read this, but it's FREE!)http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/archive.pl?var=chat&id=cheetham0407
By Cyinda from near Seattle
Thank you so much for your post. It seems most designers seem to think that as a woman's dress size increases, so does her height. I can't tell you how many times I've tried on store-bought outfits that looked like they were meant for "amazon" women! When you calculate in the tailoring costs, it's cheaper to sew them yourself, to fit.