Inclusive Size Resources
for Designers

Majority Doesn’t Rule slides

Make It Fit slides

General Resources

Inclusive Sizing is Not Impossible, We Just Need to Work Together – Kim McBrien Evans for Digits & Threads

Inclusive Design Resources for Designers and Makers – Kim McBrien Evans for Digits & Threads

Discount code10% off Digits & Threads memberships

How to Expand Sewing Patterns into Plus Sizes ebook – Cashmerette
– This is an excellent resource for anyone working on patterns for larger sizes. It includes some sizing information, marketing to plus size audiences, what plus size makers are looking for in their clothing and more.
Discount code: 30% off book with code INDIGO
Articles

International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education 2016 study on sizing data: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17543266.2016.1214291

“Plus-Size” & “Size-Inclusive” Collections Aren’t The Same. Here’s Why The Difference Matters

https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/2021/05/10482806/plus-size-size-inclusive-fashion-meaning

The Fashion Industry has a Plus Size Problem
https://www.glamour.com/story/what-its-like-to-be-plus-size-and-work-in-fashion

The Average Women’s Clothing Size Explained

https://www.thelist.com/105630/truth-average-womens-clothing-size/

Yes, You Can Be Petite and Plus Sized
https://www.petitepoire.ca/being-petite/advocacy/yes-you-can-be-petite-and-plus-sized.html

Templates

My Body Model
– custom fashion illustration models built on actual body measurements you enter
Discount: 10% off with code INDIGODRAGONFLY

Fashionary: poses for fashion illustration

  • includes many plus size examples


Size Charts

Charts for Knit Design

Sewing Pattern designers

Cashmerette – specializes in larger sizes

Muna and Broad – specializes in larger sizes

Closet Core

Helen’s Closet

Plus Size Clothing Brands
Torrid

Additionelle

Loft Plus

Sizing Standards

Craft Yarn Council of America

Body sizing standards

Women: https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/woman-size

Men: https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/man-size

ASTM    https://www.astm.org/

ASTM charts are extensive, offering size standards for girth, length and width across a wide range of sizes. They include visuals of body shapes for each of their size standards which can be helpful in visualizing and sketching designs on various sizes. Each size standard chart is $42-$64

CDC Vital and Health Statistics 2015-2018

Curvy Sewing Collective size survey

Patterns discussed in class

  • Endorphins – Kim McBrien Evans (includes “sweater course”, lessons in fit and modifications)
  • Damn Good Dress (Forest and Thread)