Category Archives: plus size

Friday’s Favorite: Vintage Week: New Vintage Lady

In my preparation for Vintage Week, I came across New Vintage Lady on Etsy. As a still plus size woman (even after the loss of 125 pounds), I can tell you that finding plus size vintage clothing is a near impossible task. I thought if I got down to the size I am now, that a whole world would open up for me. It did, but vintage was not going to open up no matter how hard I knocked. Oh, you can find muumuu’s and no offense to my Polynesian friends, but muumuu’s aren’t exactly my style.

Okay, back to New Vintage Lady. What is so great about her shop is she not only has vintage reproductions in plus sizes to buy, but also patterns for those who’d like to DIY be they plus size or not. “I specialize in plus size vintage patterns (but carry items of all sizes!), reproduction patterns 40″ bust and over, clothing, notions, and vintage inspired creations often of my own design. All patterns have been checked for pieces and if anything is missing (be it a piece, instructions, etc) it will be described in the listing.” -

New Vintage Lady also has a blog: and a website:

FYI: I have sought permission from this vendor to use her photos of her work. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. This product is the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of the artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both highly unethical and in some cases is a violation of copyright law.

Nordstrom Weddings

Nordstrom has recently launched a wedding shop featured online and in many of their stores. Before you think, “Nordstrom, I can’t afford that,” I highly encourage you to take a peek at their site. There are many affordable options available from dresses under $200 to jewelry for under $50. In addition, they have a great “mothers” section. Take a look here and use their locator to find a Nordstrom Wedding Shop near you.

Plus Size Brides: I have a site for you!

Beautiful dresses available in a wide range of sizes.