This week the pattern roundup includes 3 recent releases, 2 which are free! I’m not sure if next week I should concentrate on a roundup of giftable patterns? I do have a collection of free giftable non-garment sewing patterns here.
Number 1, Free Bardon Dress
The Bardon Dress is a free sewing pattern by Elbe Textiles made available by the Peppermint Sewing School. The free dress is available up to a 53″ bust and a 56.3″ hip
This fabric from Lady McElroy almost got away from me! I spotted it, loved all the colours and the cool things on it but then it sold out! I used my internet sluething skills and eventually found some in-stock at Sew Me Sunshine in the UK! I decided that I wanted it, held my breath and ordered without working out the currency conversion.
I’m not sure that the pattern placement ended all that well since I’ve got two very prominent jugs on my own jugs! I was certainly trying to be thrifty with the fabric.
I think the thing I love about this fabric is that it’s basically just my dream home aesthetic! coffee pot, mid-century mustard chairs and indoor plants! This was my first short-sleeve version of the Waikerie Dress and I can see that it will get a lot of wear not that we’re heading in to cooler weather!
This week the pattern roundup includes two recent releases and two patterns from the back catalogue. It’s great to see pattern companies who are working to extend their size range, and folks who make sleeves to fit my fat arms!
It’s Muna and Broad’s first birthday party on the 15th of November and we’re planning on celebrating for the remainder of the month. It’s pretty amazing to think that after 1-year of working on patterns, it was possible to make M&B my full-time job!
The 15th of November is the anniversary of our website launch and our first pattern sales, so that’s when we’re counting from. We actually launched the Torrens Box Top as our first paid pattern, and then eventually went back and added extra sizes and full instructions to previously free the Glebe Pants and released those too!
This week, the Sunday Plus-size Pattern Roundup is inspired by slip dresses and frills!
I know that’s maybe not great timing for many of you who are heading into cooler weather, but it’s supposed to be warming up here so I’m thinking of summer clothes, more linen, and maybe even some ‘flirty details’!
I thought the frilled back as an interesting feature, which matched the Friday Pattern Company Sagebrush! Check out the hashtag here.
Number 2, Nullarbor Cami
The Nullarbor Cami and Dress from Muna and Broad is available up to a 64″ bust and 71.5″ hip. There are 3 views: a straight-cut cami, a cami cut on the bias and a bias cut dress. All are bra-strap friendly and the cami is a great scrap-buster.
Number 3, Sagebrush Top
The Sagebrush Top from Friday Pattern Company is available up to a 60″ bust and 63″ hip
Number 4, Sicily Slip Dress
The Sicily Slip Dress from Sewing Patterns by Masin is available up to 54″ bust and 56″ hip, and is drafted for a B cup. This dress comes with 2 views; skinny straps and wider straps.