Maai Design Willandra Pants

Maai Design Willandra

These Willandra Pants in deep-stash tencel from Maai Design is my third pair of Willandra Pants.

I actually won this tencel in a giveaway over a year ago, and I was so excited when it arrived and I waited and waited for the perfect pattern came along, and in the end I pushed away my thoughts about ‘pants shouldn’t be light colours’ (after all, my most worn pants are natural coloured linen Glebe Pants)! and cut in to this gorgeous fabric.

Maai Design Willandra

Fabric Use:
I think I had won about 2 metres of this fabric, but it was a very generous cut of fabric. I know I can squeeze a pair of these our of 2 metres of 150cm wide fabric (but I might need to piece together the waistband rather than cut it on the fold), so I’ve got enough of this fabric left for a wee scrap-buster project.

Maai Design Willandra
Maai Design Willandra

I’m using Me Made May to take daily outfit photos and I’ve pledged to wear no repeat outfits for the month. I’m excited to use the challenge to explore pairing my pants with different (and perhaps surprising colour combinations)!

New Willandra Pants from Muna and Broad

Milk Plum Willandra

The Willandra Pants are the newest pattern that Leila and I have released as Muna and Broad! These pants are our ‘fancy work pants’ and call for fabric with lots of drape.

Apologies for the over- edited photos, but I tried to lighten the pictures up so you could see my side-seams as the diagonal side seam which wraps around the body is kind of the highlight here (in addition to the extra-fancy look).

Milk Plum Willandra

I made these pants in Maroon colours MeetMILK sanded wash tencel which I purchased from Studio of Sewing in Auckland, New Zealand. The fabric, as the name suggests, has a lovely sandwashed look and the texture is really dreamy to wear.

The tencel wasn’t slippery to sew with and it didn’t fray or stretch over my hems. That’s great news because the diagonal seam means the edge of the pants is mostly on the bias, and over-handling could lead to a lot of stretching out.

Milk Plum Willandra

Size details:

I have a 56″ hip and I make a Size 1 in the Muna and Broad pants patterns (conveniently our sample size. These pants are definitely the most fitted of any of our pants, and I also made sure the elastic was super tight back there, as there’s nothing worse than gapey pants.

I love that these pants have the same excellent fit for me, straight out of the packet. I didn’t make any changes to the pattern other than adding bias tape around the edges of my pocket bags for some extra fanciness.

Milk Plum Willandra

Fabric Usage:

I was able to squeeze my Size 1 pants out of 2 metres of fabric by the pattern pieces out with the fabric on the flat (not folding the fabric over to cut out two mirrored pieces at once. You could potentially achieve the same results by folding the fabric in the opposite direction to usual- one of the leg pieces is much wider than the other, and depending on your size, I think it would be a struggle to fit those across the width of the fabric

Roundup # 2 of Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup

Adrianna Dress

Fern Top

Elliot Sweater

The Elliot Sweater from Helen’s Closet is available up to a 56″ bust and 58″ hip

For inspiration check out this cosy make from leila_sews, thegreenviolet in the snow, this ribbed knit version from sew_and_saw, and this salmon version from sheila.okelly

Montrose Top

Kabuki Tee

Kabuki Tee from Paper Theory is available up to a 56″ bust and 57.5″ hip.

Check out the hashtag #KabukiTee on Instagram for some inspiration, or this double gauze version, this dress version, this version from daisysewcrazy, and this thrifted tablecloth version from rare.device

Factory Dress

The Factory Dress from Merchant & Mills. Their new sizes go up to size UK28 (or 57.5″ hip)

Collins Top

Collins Top from In The Folds is available up to a 51.5″ bust and 54.5″ hip

Check out this amazing version from @meanwhilemaker, this Collins from Applefranca, this dramatic raw silk Collins from Tasha and the #collinstop hashtag on insta.

Torrens Box Top

The Torrens Box Top from Muna and Broad is available up to a 71.5″ hip, but the sizes will be graded higher for you, if needed.

Check out this double-gauze version from Meg, this review on the Curvy Sewing Collective, this linen version from Jenna, this silk version from weboughtamanor, this hacked silk-noil version from whatlydiamade, a patchwork version from jessandhen, and my box dress versions (here and here)

Thayer Jacket

Thayer Jacket from Grainline Studios is available up to a 56″ bust and 59″ hip

I love the pink cord sample but other inspiring makes include Jen’s ‘Loon Watch’ Thayer, this other pink cord version, this version from chrichrimano, rare.device’s version, sewtospeak’s wide-wale corduroy version, and this toffee version from prof_pudge

Somerfield Coat

The Somerfield Coat from Elbe Textiles is available up to a 52″ bust and 54.4″ hip

Check out the Somerfield coat from Leila_sews, the check version from handmade_all_day, this plaid version from needlesnbeetles, and this plum version from 3rd_gen

Nathalie Bodysuit

The Nathalie Bodysuit from Untitled Thoughts is available up to a 56″ bust and 58″ hips

Ashton Top

Amy Parka

The Amy Parka from Schnittchen is available up to a 55″ hip

Check out this parka from @inselschwestern, this bright orange parka from @Garichild and the hashtag on insta

Laminaria Swimsuit

The Laminaria Swimsuit from Tuesday Stitches

Available up to a size 24 or 55″ hip

Check out some great photos from the pattern testers here or this great review from Wis for inspo.

Wide-Strap Maxi Dress

Wide-Strap Maxi Dress from Peppermint Sewing School by Elbe Textiles (this is a free pattern) is available up to a 51.5″ bust and 54.5″ hip

For inspiration check out; Christmas red linen from Katie_Parrott, green linen from TheLadyWhoLunches, white and black scribbles from MaggieWix,

Olive Jumpsuit

The Olive Jumper from Untitled Thoughts is available up to a 58″ hip

There’s not many examples of plus size versions of this- if you’ve made this, let me know!

Thelma Jumpsuit

The Thelma Jumpsuit from Merchant & Mills

Available up to 57.5″ hip and was released recently as part of the Merchant & Mills extended size range.

Looking for boilersuit inspiration?

Slouchy Cardigan

The Slouchy Cardi from Peppermint Magazine (AKA In The Folds)

This free pattern is available up to a size K or 45.5″ (116cm) waist and a 62″ (158cm) finished hip.

Have you made an inspirational version of this? I’d love to see it!

Sculthorpe Pants


The Sculthorpe Pants from Muna and Broad are available from a 46-71.5″ hip.

Check out versions from theladywholunches, frocksandfroufrou, leila_sews, irishsurprisesews, the CSC, and jessdoesallthethings

Rushcutter Dress

Rushcutter Dress from In The Folds

In The Folds patterns are available up to a 51.5″ bust and 54.5″ hip and drafted for B-cup. View A has 3/4 raglan sleeves and in denim makes for a great winter dress to pair with stockings!

Check out versions from twirlgirlbotique, nuno_studio, fabric_scraps,, and this plaid version from studioeventually

Fuller Cardigan

The Fuller Cardigan from Cashmerette

The Fuller cardigan is available up to size 32 which goes to a 62″ bust and 62″ hip.

Check out the sweater hack version on their blog and these makes from plumkitchen, sewcankenna, sierraburrell, tanyamaile, dairyofasewingfanatic and cookinandcraftin


The Tacara from Seamwork

Check out this ‘Same Pattern, Different Bodies’ post on the CSC which shows a lot of my favourite plus-size sewists wearing the pattern! Also check out Shannon’s plum Tacara here, this orange version from Sara of Fabric_scraps, this make from Michelle of Clayhen and this patterned Tacara from AshBetteridge.

Chandler Trousers

The Chandler Trousers from Untitled Thoughts

Available up to “size 16″ which has a 58” hip

Check out this lovely red pair from Sierra Burrell, and makes from bettyboopkin, and sandi.204,

Poppy Bralette

The Poppy Bralette from House Morrighan

Available up to a 61.7″ H/I cup bust

Check out this mini-review from @WhatLydiaMade

The 101 Trouser

The 101 Trouser from Merchant & Mills

Part of Merchant & Mills’ new plus-size range, there are available up to a size 28 (or 57.5” Hip). They’re drawstring trousers with a false fly and side pockets and are designed to sit on the waist.

Page Dress

The Page Dress from Elbe Textiles was released this week!

The dress has B cup and C/D cup options and is available up to a 54″ bust and 56.3″ hip

With a plain front and a tucked front option, this dress can be as involved as you choose!

Check out the dress on @cook_sew_love, on Lauren from Elbe, and on and on me!

The Rome Collection

Closet Case Patterns have released their Cielo, Pietra & Fiore patterns in their extended size range

The new size range for Closet Case goes up to a size 30, or 58″ bust and 61″ hip. To find this info on their website, select ‘details’ because they don’t include the size details of the extended sizing in the images (as they do for their original size range).

Hove Jacket

The Hove Jacket from In The Folds

This jacket is available up to a size J, which is a 51 5/8″ bust and 54 3/4″ hip.

Check out great versions from meanwhilemaker, sonicka, andsewnorth,

Cozy PJ’s

Cozy PJ’s from Laela Jeyne Patterns

This classic pyjama pattern includes options for sleepshirt or top and bottom (as well as variations for short and long sleeve).

Available up to 58″ bust and 58″ hip

Claryville Jeans

Claryville Jeans

The Claryville Jeans from Workroom Social have just been released up to size 28 (or 60″ hip)!

I’ve got a pair of these jeans mostly cut out, and now just need to find the time to sew them up!

Lichen Duster

The Lichen Duster from Sew Liberated is available up to size 30 (or 57″ hip) and is the largest size so far released by Sew Liberated

There are some great photos of the coat worn in versatile ways (including as a wrap dress of sorts). Check out these versions from Meg and Jacqueline! It’s also well worth a look through the instragram hashtag

Winslow Culottes

The Winslow Culottes from Helen’s Closet are available up to a 58″ hip

For some inspiration check out What Lydia Made, Sew Anemone, Crafting a Rainbow, Cookin’ and Craftin’, and Emotothethird!

Autumn Dress

The Autumn Dress from StyleArc is available up to a 61″ hip

Check out these versions from Katherine, Mie, Lara, Meg, and Megan!

Betty Top

The Betty Top from Schnittchen is available up to a size UK26 or 55.91″ hip

Check out this gorgeous short-sleeve version from Garichild, which is how I originally discovered the pattern!


This Me Made May I’ll be taking part by wearing mostly me-made clothes for the month of May and endeavouring to avoid a single repeat outfit.

I’ll also be sharing pictures, sketches or flat-lays of my outfits and using #MMMayPlus2020

Last year for MMMay I did manage to wear me made clothes for the month of May, but I didn’t manage to finish all my unfinished objects (which was my other goal for the month).

I’ve organised a series of giveaways to celebrate plus-size sewing which will be shared through, on instagram and on my instagram account @fat.bobbin.girl

Roundup of Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup

For this week, I’ve decided to do a roundup of some of the past roundups of plus-size sewing patterns, and I’ve added in more inspiration links from makers if there’s been some making since I shared this pattern!

The Flynn Jacket

The Flynn Jacket from Australian pattern-maker Emily of In The Folds

Blogless Anna has made a gorgeous yellow version, there’s some gorgeous pictures here from Roxyintransit and The Mindful Sewist and BayHaus7023 both have lovely versions.

Do check out this great denim version, Leila_Sews’ black version, and I’ve also made the jacket in denim and blogged about it.

The Adeline Dress

The Adeline Dress from StyleArc. There are so many inspiring versions of this dress online! Check out these ones from Gillian from Craftin’ a Rainbow (left), Jenny from Cashmerette, this one from Gillian for Califabrics, and also versions from Raches, dkrn, ashbetteridge,

I’ve made this dress in pineapple printed linen, in crazy check printed linen, in scribble rayon and in marsala linen.

The Rose Dress

The Rose Dress from Schnittchen Patterns

I wish I could tell you that there’s lots of amazing versions of this dress online but I can’t find any, so here’s one that I made (the first thing that I ever sewed)!

The Hemlock Tee

Check out this version from Fabric_scraps, this floral version from Crafting a Rainbow, this dress version from omgsrslykris, this version from sewprettyinpink, I made a version of this, and is there a plus-size pattern that Cookinandcraftin hasn’t tested?

The Cornell Shirt

The Cornell Shirt from Elbe Textiles. For plus-size inspiration check out theladywholunches, riksusewing, paisley75, drcris, elizabethgales , and my brown tencel cornell.

The Sabrina pencil skirt

Sabrina pencil skirt from Forget-me-not patterns

Also based out of Wellington, New Zealand, this skirt comes in with straight, mid and curvy-fit options.

Muna and Broad Undies

Undies and Period Undies from Muna and Broad are available from a 46-71.5″ hip

What Lydia Made has posted some great pics of the undies here and also here.

The LB Pullover

The LB Pullover from Paper Theory is available up to a 56″ bust and 57″ hip with turtle neck and crew neck options.

Check out these versions from ceramic67, sheila.okelly, my sweatshirt version, raches, threadpanda, and the_catwood

A-Frame Skirt

The Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame Skirt is available up to 61″ Hip

Check out versions from rare.deviceand rare.device again.

The Ilford Jacket

The Ilford Jacket from Friday Pattern Company

Available up to a 54″ bust and 57″ hip, this unisex design has different views available, and can be worn as a jacket or shirt.

Check out versions from sheila.okelly, Helen, on the Curvy Sewing Collective, jessdoesallthethings, and rosewoodstitches

The Jumpsuit

Free Jumpsuit Patterns from the Rational Dress Society don’t use their size finder to step you through assigning you a size, it’s best to take a look at their size charts. Check out their #RejectChoice hashtag

The Belemnite Dress

The Belemnite Dress from Marilla Walker is the first release of the new extended size range from Marilla Walker at a 58″ bust and 60″ hip

For inspiration check out theladywholunches (and her second version), bonniekatewolf, whatlydiamade (and her second version), purplesewingcloud, and my tester version.

Hippolyta Dress

The Hippolyta Dress from Sew Me Something

This pattern squeezes in to the listing with 49″ bust and 52″ hip as the largest size. Check out GariChild’s version for a better idea of the lines

Rachel Dress

Rachel front-tie dress from Jalie is available up to a 51″ bust and 54″ hip.

For inspiration, check out Craftinarainbow, cousudecousu, and cookinandcraftin

Iris Dress

The Iris dress from StyleArc

If you know the secret to finding Style Arc’s hashtags, then please do let me know! I can’t find any inspiration pictures of this dress.

Kaye Shorts

Kaye bra and shorts from Seamwork

What a better accompaniment to a roundup of dresses then a pair of shorts that will stop your thighs from touching (and rubbing)!

There’s a review of the pattern over on the CSC and make sure you read Green Violet’s review before you cut in to your fabric!

The Sylvia Coatigan

The Sylvia Coatigan from Schnittchen Patterns

Check out this version from sewn_lea

Glebe Pants

Glebe Pants from Muna and Broad are available from 46.5″-71.5″ hip

Check out the review on the CSC, and these versions from kristinesews, sierraburrell, weboughtamanor, sheila.okelly, whatsammade, ladywholunches, and daisysewcrazy

Byrdie Button-Up Blouse

Byrdie Button-Up Blouse + Dress from Pattern Scout is available up to 54″ full bust and 58″ hip, this pattern includes options for 2 shirt views and 2 dress views.

For inspiration do check out kristinesews, weboughtamanor, kunklebaby, sierraburrell, and thandiw

The Cambria Duster

Cambria Duster from Friday Pattern Company

Check out this gorgeous salmon pink version from theladywholunches, a pinky red version from ecarolinewaters, mymemadecloset,

The Roscoe Blouse

Roscoe Blouse & Dress from True Bias

Check out these versions from birdstalkpatterns, isewinkzoo, sierraburrell, sandrewmakesthings, and the epic frocktails version from cuttingthingsfine

The Acton Dress

The Acton Dress from In The Folds is available up to a 51.5″ bust and a 54.5″ hip and is drafted for a b cup.

Check out these versions from theladywholunches (who’s made at least 2 versions), a gorgeous azure version from fabric_scraps, erincharter, and carolinesomos,

The Tobin Sweater

The Lawley Skirt

The Lawley Skirt Pattern from Elbe Textiles is a free pattern which is available up to a 48″ waist

Check out needlesandbeetles, meldalgleish, codenamesarah, and rosesybrant

The Miller Trousers

Miller Trousers from Paper Theory are available up to a 47.5″ waist and 57.5″ hip

For inspiration, check out, raches, daisysewcrazy, and

The Blackwood Cardigan

The Sienna Maker Jacket

Sienna Maker Jacket from Closet Case Patterns is available up ti a 58″ bust and 61″ hip

For inspiration, check out this version in quilted gauze, and these makes from kunklebaby, this wool version from ilovecupkates, theladywholunches, and diaryofasewingfanatic

The Reed Skirt

Reed Skirt from Grainline Studios is available up to a 49″ waist and 59″ hip

For inspiration, check out these versions from threadyforit, rare.device, and sewmarymac

The Lodo Dress

Lodo Dress from True Bias

If you’re looking for some Lodo inspiration then you should check out The Green Violet’s Grey dress

The Fremantle Pants

Fremantle Pants from Elbe Textiles

Fremantle inspiration can be found from TheLadyWhoLunches, ChucklesPoncho, SewnInSeattle, SewedItMyself, and the Instagram hashtag in general

The Wilder Gown

Wilder Gown from Friday Pattern Company

For Wilder inspiration, The Curvy Sewing Collective has a ‘Same Pattern, Different Bodies’ review of the pattern, which is how I found it!

The Bonnie Woven Top

Bonnie Woven Tops from Style Arc