Back in July last year I made a couple of hacked Waikerie Shirts from Fine Cloth Company linen. I made a gathered mocha Waikerie and this breast pocketed peach Waikerie. While the mocha Waikerie got a lot of wear, this peach shirt has been somewhat spurned. The mocha linen was a slightly heavier weight and… Continue reading Pale Peach Waikerie
I have real scrap guilt, and the 4 large lidded buckets under my A0 printer which are overflowing with scraps will confirm my story. I recently undertook some batch cutting (3 Torrens and 2 Glebe Pants)- my scraps looked quite good together and I didn’t have room in my bins to add these in so… Continue reading Improv pieced scraps
The new Tarawi Shirt has happily joined my wardrobe! This is the 23rd pattern that Leila and I have released over the last two years and at the time of posting, there’s about 48-hours left to get 15% off (no discount code needed). Here’s a little bit of wardrobe and colour-scheme exploration about fitting these… Continue reading Tarawi in the wild!
After more than a year sitting in the ‘finishing pile’, I dug these wool Muna and Broad Glebe Pants out and finally hemmed them! This time last year, I didn’t have an overlocker (I finally bought one in August 2020)! So, before finishing the hems, I also whipped around the seams with my overlocker! I… Continue reading Silk noil and wool
This week the roundup includes a new pattern from Elbe Textiles! You can see all of the previous posts that are part of the Plus-Size Pattern Roundup series here and all the patterns from previous roundups which are available over a 60″ hip here. The new Reznor Skirt from Elbe Textiles is available up to… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #47
Today I’ve included a new release, a recently updated pattern, and a pattern from a great Germany-based pattern company! Everything this week is available over a 60″ hip! As always, the roundup is ordered based on the largest hip size that the pattern is available in. Number 1, Willandra Pants The Willandra Pants from Muna… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #46
How great to have a roundup this week with so many new patterns, and so many designers who will grade up to your measurements if their sizes are too small to include you. Don’t miss the posts that are part of the Plus-Size Pattern Roundup series and all the patterns from previous roundups which are… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #45
I didn’t share a roundup last weekend, so I added 2 extras this weekend! You can check out the posts that are part of the Plus-Size Pattern Roundup series and all the patterns from previous roundups which are available over a 60″ hip. The Allison Tent Dress from Sew Much Jazz is available up to… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #44
The weekly plus-size sewing pattern roundup this week coincided with the launch of our latest pattern from Leila and me through Muna and Broad, the Birchgrove Pants! This inspired me to take a ‘fancy’ angle for the pattern roundup today! The Birchgrove Pants are available from 41.5-71.5″ (105-182cm) Hip, there’s technically no upper size limit… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #43
Hello Hello! Some exciting new patterns are included in the weekly roundup! The Jackie Trousers from By Hand London are available up to a 69″ hip
Welcome to #41 in my weekly plus-size pattern roundup! This week, I imagined a work-wear, or gardening-look vibe when putting together the roundup. That’s not to say that I necessarily think that these particular bibs or overalls would be especially practical for outdoor uses, but a bit like cottage-core they have the vibe of outdoor… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #41
Sew Family Jammies, hosted by Sew Altered Style is a Christmas blog tour! Keep up with the blog tour and the fun jammies being sewn on Instagram here.
Baby sunbonnet from Purl Soho
I’ve been planning my second Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory since before I finished my testing toile version. This project has sat next to my sewing table for months- it was cut out and ready to sew, since the week that the fabric arrived by post. Since the weather has started to warm up, it… Continue reading Zadie Jumpsuit in Marsala Linen
Stylearc’s Eme Dress is touted as the roundneck sister dress to their popular Adeline Dress (which I’ve made so many versions of)! Stylearc sent me a copy of the Eme multi-size printed pattern, but quite ironically I thought I’d sew a straight size 22 and I don’t think I’ll bother grading for my (inevitable) next… Continue reading Stylearc Eme Dress in Tencel
I’m amassing a collection of hacked Cashmerette Montrose Tops for workwear since I can now easily cut-out and sew one of these in about half a day. I’ve added neckline facings, which cuts down enormously on the time (I find bias binding to be a huge bummer).
I’ve been working on sewing up two almost identical Mini All Well Bucket Bags for some cute young relatives that we’ll call French nieces for the sake of ease. I used these adorable ‘Ta-Da’ labels from Kylie and the Machine because I hope those will span the language barrier and improvised a way to line… Continue reading All Well Bucket Bag & Pear Pouch Hacked
I started this Cashmerette Harrison Shirt, my first shirt, with the intention of making a ‘wearable toile’ but have settled for a toile that included plenty of ‘firsts’ for me! Usually when making Cashmerette Patterns, I’m able to pick my cup size, select my bust measurement and then grade out a size or two where… Continue reading Toile of Harrison Shirt from Cashmerette
Here’s a little sneak peek of a yet-to-be released bag pattern that I’ve been testing over the past few days! This cute little bag is the mini size version of the pattern, and I’ve made it as a birthday gift for a very cute 2 year old who loves dogs as much as me!
In less than 4 hours this afternoon I cut out and sewed a new pair of Elbe Textile’s Fremantle Pants. Lauren has increased her original size range to 61.5″ hip (67.5″ finished measurements), which is great!