#MMMayPlus2020

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… Continue reading #MMMayPlus2020

Boxy Barkcloth Torrens Box Dress

There’s a very popular dress and jacket pattern that’s not available for fat-makers and I decided today on a whim that I’d like to make something very similar for myself, but using a pattern that is available in my size. So here’s part 2 of my Torrens Box Dress exploration, using the Muna and Broad… Continue reading Boxy Barkcloth Torrens Box Dress

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #21

There’s a strong t-shirt theme this week (purely because of what’s been released over the last few days, and also patterns that I’d planned to share with you)! Number 1, Rio Ringer The Rio Ringer T-Shirt and Dress from True Bias is available in plus-sizes from 14-30, or up to a 57.5″ bust and 59.5″… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #21

The perfect merino turtleneck pattern throwdown

I’ve decided to take advantage of this long-weekend to find the perfect pattern to use for my treasured marsala merino, which I’d like to make the winter-layering-turtleneck-of-my-dreams from! Since we’re in lockdown here in NZ and it’s not possible to print any new patterns out, this throwdown has been limited to patterns that I already… Continue reading The perfect merino turtleneck pattern throwdown

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #20

For the 20th edition of my Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup I wanted to include some plus-size style icons because it’s often difficult to find plus-size inspiration, especially when so many makers the using the “plus-size” and “curvy” hashtags are often full of bodies who aren’t visibly fat. Below are the patterns in the roundup for… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #20

Adrianna Dress Toile, Friday Pattern

I’ve used my ‘sewing in isolation’ time to work through the backlog of printed-but-unmade PDF patterns in my stash, which includes toiling this Adrianna Dress pattern from Friday Pattern Co in some rayon fabric that I bought on super sale, and which I now consider to be extremely ugly (but I can’t remember if I… Continue reading Adrianna Dress Toile, Friday Pattern

Flynn Jacket, In The Folds

The Flynn Jacket from In The Folds has a size range of 29 7⁄8″-51 5⁄8″ Bust, 33″-54 3⁄4″ Hip I made a size “I”, which was going by my bust size. I was part of the original testing group for this jacket and I didn’t make any changes to the pattern apart from making the… Continue reading Flynn Jacket, In The Folds

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #19

This Sunday plus-size pattern roundup is an entirely subjectively organised list of things that I like. In order to be included, the patterns will need to have either bust or hip measurements of over 50″, but preferably they’ll have both. I’ll also only share patterns that I like, either I will have made them or… Continue reading Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #19

Michelle Blouse from Schnittchen

I’ve had the Michelle Blouse from Schnittchen printed out for ages, but now that NZ is in lockdown and it’s not possible to print anything, I was finally spurred me on to testing it out (also because I hate buttonholes but love shirts)! The Schnittchen plus-size patterns up to EU 56 or 53.54″ (136cm) bust… Continue reading Michelle Blouse from Schnittchen