Thursday, May 13, 2010

Designer Feature: Platipuses

Good Morning! I need to tell you guys something, I am on a mission. I want this to be the best blog ever. So I have been hard at work trying to figure out ways to make that happen. I have a whole list of ideas to bring here, so there shouldn't be a shortage of posts. I just need to find some readers! Hopefully, they will come with time. :)

Some of my planning is already paying off and I am super excited to feature a plus size clothing designer today!

Her name is Christi, but she is known as Plats at Platipuses on Etsy. I first found out about her on Ebay a few years back and even purchased a skirt from her! I will make sure to feature it sometime. One thing I love about her, she makes clothes that fit from a size large all the way to 4x!  I am so excited she agreed to answer a few questions and  share them here. So, here we go!

How would you describe the style of your clothing line? Where do you get your inspiration?
I would describe my clothing to be badass loveliness for fat girls. It's punk/rockabilly/nerd. anything that will make curvy ladies feel awesome. I just get my inspiration from what fabric I have/like.

How long have you been designing plus size fashion? How did you get your start?
I've been designing for about 5 years I think. I started just by being sick of there never being any cool looking stuff in the 'Plus Size' areas in stores. It was all for old ladies.

summer lovin dress.

  Where do you see yourself in relation to your clothing design in the future?
I want to keep doing the same thing, designing, modeling, and making all the stuff myself.

What is your favorite article of clothing? Why?
I have a Conan O'Brien hoodie that I just got at his show here in Seattle a few weeks back. It's not the best looking thing, but I love the memories it brings back!

What is one thing every plus size woman should have in their closet?
A killer hoodie.

Where are your favorite places to shop? On etsy and/or elsewhere.
I like going to Thrift stores, that's where I get most of my clothing.

Lastly, any advice or final words you would like to share with the readers?
Well, if you want to start sewing, do it! It's fun and pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Also, there is no reason to dress like a frump just because you are plus size, dressing adorably will make you feel adorable. And that's all that matters.

                                                                                                                    the comfy hoodie.

Christi's clothes are so fun and playful, and a little bit hardcore. If you want to make a statement, these are the things to wear. I am going to be honest, I was a little hesitant adding the first dress, I want it for myself! What I have pictured here is only a small portion of what is in her shop, so make sure to stop over at Platipuses and do a little shopping for yourself!

Other Places you can find Plats: twitter, flickr, facebook.


  1. Awesome feature! I love her stuff!!

  2. Love the feature, Plats is love! :)

  3. Plats is honestly the best....I've got 4 pieces of hers and every week I have to forcibly restrain myself from not buying out her whole shop...
    Love Love Love her.

  4. I love sellers on Etsy who make their items in a wide range of sizes. It really is always better to buy handmade!

  5. Love it - "badass loveliness for fat girls"! I love that Plats and Etsy empower us to sew/sell fashions for everyone.

  6. Plats is one of my favourite sellers on Etsy. No doubt about that.. =)


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