I think the lolis are the ones most likely to know the kind of thing I'm looking for -- specifically, a pinafore-like dress with a roomy skirt that doesn't hinder movement or threaten immodesty. Nothing restrictive, too long or too short. Maybe something knee-length or a bit longer that can be worn with petticoats or bloomers.
The more I think about it, the more I want it to be a skirt with an overall-type front and straps that cross in the back. Less girly than a lot of the loli stuff, I know, but if the patterns out there are the right shape it's easy enough to leave off the frilly bits.
Here's my sketch.
I'm going to make it out of a heavier fabric. If I want to go for luxury and softness I'll do velvet, or if I want to steampunk it up as play/work clothes I'll go with corduroy.
Anyone have any tutorials or patterns that are tried and tested on bigger figures? Even a pattern for a skirt with a decent waistband would be great, and I could figure out the front and straps myself. Thanks in advance!