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Ashley Nell Tipton Debuts Her Fall Simplicity Collection with Customizable Pieces

Are you a DIY-er? Sew your own clothes? Ashley Nell Tipton has just made it possible with the debut of her Simplicity Collection of plus size customizable patterns.

From her Project Runway fame to her new plus size jewelry collection, Ashley Nell Tipton is making sure she’ll be a household name! We all know there’s a craft to fashion designing: from pattern making to sewing. Ashley just makes it look easy!

Most of us may have an ideal dress design in our heads, but when it comes to executing that idea?! Intimidating, much?! I know I’m not the only one who is on the edge of their seats watching the Project Runway contestants scramble to piece their outfit together from scratch with little to no time left.

Well, Ashley Nell Tipton is here to save the day! You may know the designer from her collaboration with JC Penney or her overall championing for women — and that goes for all women, no matter their shape or size!

Ashley Nell Tipton Debuts Her Fall Simplicity Collection with Customizable Pieces

Now, Ashley is teaming up with Simplicity to make it easier for anyone to create customized pieces in sizes 18W through 34W. With the pattern making expertise of Simplicity, Ashley’s patterns allows you to create cute dresses, draped coats, and chic separates in a range of fabric to match your own personal style!

Check out the Ashley Nell Tipton and Simplicity collab and shop the full collection at!

Fortune favors the brave and your fortune can be your own personalized cute fit! Are you ready for the challenge?

So, what do you think of this new collaboration? Does it give you the courage to try your hand in designing?

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  1. Beth Hish

    September 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Eleanor Hish

  2. Jami Ann

    September 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I have her previous two patterns, but haven’t had a chance to make them. 🙂

  3. Deloris Tan

    September 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Yes girl yes…thank you..I wish I had this when I was young just getting into fashion.

    • The Curvy Fashionista

      September 15, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Its never to late to shake things up!

    • Deloris Tan

      September 15, 2017 at 11:42 am

      I always do I work in fashion now so the dream came true and actually was a pattern maker and worked for a few plus size lines

  4. Melissa March

    September 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I approve this message!!!

  5. Jessica Pierson

    September 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Ohmigod FINALLY! I have been waiting for plus size sewing patterns forever. Designing and making my own clothes is a dream of mine but I haven’t been able to learn to sew clothing because there’s no way to learn. I will be buying some of these!!

    • Jillian Johns

      September 14, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      If you would like to learn to sew, try for different classes, tutorials, and such. I’ve been sewing since I was very young but I still have learned so much from the many classes on their forum ☺

    • Jessica Pierson

      September 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Jillian Johns thank you! I’ve been teaching myself to quilt from internet classes and stuff but learning clothes is much harder since the fabrics are harder to work with.

    • Diane Flath

      September 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      Try Rad Patterns Discussion Group. They have PDF patterns that come in a wide range of sizes, and the instructions are really excellent.

    • Elizabeth Inman

      September 17, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Jessica Pierson many of us use quilting cotton to sew garments. I love it for summer shirts because it comes in every conceivable print and even full price, is $12 a yard. Once you master that, or you know, get comfortable with t, move on to some of the trickier fabrics. I still won’t sew with satin or velvet.

    • Jessica Pierson

      September 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Elizabeth Inman thanks!

  6. Annie Kontor

    September 13, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    More power to the DIYers…I can’t even sew a seam!!!

  7. Meagan HW

    September 14, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Only 4 patterns?! I need more

  8. Amanda Baronowski

    September 14, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Nicole! These might be some funkier patterns for you!

  9. Christina Way

    September 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I love the two party dresses with tulle overlays. So pretty. I especially like the dark embroidered maxi dress. Love that material.

  10. Kim Redlin

    September 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Very cool!

  11. Marcia Gail Cooke

    September 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t sew. Glad for the inclusive sizing. I am waiting to see what the curvy fashionistas do with her patterns. I do not like her clothing point of view

  12. Michelle Holloway

    September 14, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    4 patterns is not a collection. On the positive side at least we do have 4 patterns!!!!! Love Ashley Nell Tipton. Has she lost weight????? or been photo shopped. Beautiful young inspiring lady either way!!!! Go Ashley, you are my winner!!!

  13. Renee Bell

    September 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Kima’Your Royal Highness’ Caulton

  14. AuntieBizzie Broadhurst

    September 14, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    KeithnHeidi Sampson

  15. Terry McEwan

    September 15, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Super cute! Although, kind of sketchy to sell the over dress as a separate pattern, AND call me a cynic, but $5 says the bust sizes are ALL still all based on a C cup only. One day we’ll get ACTUAL inclusive patterns that let you have a ridiculous bust size without the shoulder’s of a linebacker in full gear… but looking at the size chart, that day is not today.

  16. Sara Gehring

    September 15, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Awww nuts. I was so excited because I love the dress in the header image but lolololol no way in hell im sewing my own clothes. Tried that once years ago and it did not go well. 😕

    • The Curvy Fashionista

      September 15, 2017 at 11:42 am

      You only tired it once! you never know if you try again… 😝

    • Sara Gehring

      September 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Haha I’m scared though! What if I buy nice fabric and jack it up? lol so much pressure 🙀

    • Elizabeth Inman

      September 17, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Sara Gehring buy cheap fabric to practice. A large big box store sells some fabric for $1 a yard, second hand sheets (or new on sale), some second hand shops sell fabric. Just a few ideas. One question for you? How did you get so lucky to have other skills come so naturally to you? I had to practice sewing, knitting, spinning, riding a bike, skiing, heck, even talking 😉.

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