These are my original Spinifex PJs, and I’ve really been enjoying them as night-time wear. Since releasing the pattern, I’ve also made a second sleepwear set with the bottoms from this pattern and a Tarlee T-Shirt turtleneck (because it’s cold in the house in NZ in winter)! If you want to read more about this… Continue reading Day time PJs?
I’ve been casually making and modifying a pants pattern (which is made from a mash-up of several patterns) for the last wee-while, sewing up a toile and then taking terrible mirror selfies of the fit before trying to think through how I could address the various bits I notice. I’d been stewing on adding some… Continue reading Tencel Pants
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!
I’ve been on a Tarawi Shirt-making tear over the last wee while, which I suppose is to be expected when you’re preparing a shirt pattern for release into the world! My latest version uses the 3″/8cm check linen from A+R Fabrics in Australia. I was planning a colour-blocked version because I didn’t think I had… Continue reading A+R Linen Tarawi
This week, the Tarawi Shirt is 15% off as part of our pre-order. This is another View A of the new Tarawi Shirt pattern, and one that I had whipped up as a toile from this brushed cotton which I got on sale. It was so snuggly that I had to turn this toile into… Continue reading Check Tarawi
The Tarawi Shirt is the latest pattern release from me and Leila under the Muna and Broad banner! The Tarawi Shirt comes with 2+, 4+, and 6+ cup sizes (difference in inches between upper and full bust) and a no bust option (for folks with no breast tissue, or who bind). The size chart spans… Continue reading Tarawi Shirt
Today in misadventures! I finally tried on a swimsuit that I had sewn up just before NZ went into lockdown, and discovered that I could barely get it on and the fabric was very stressed being forced to accommodate me! I’d been saving this lovely ribbed black swimsuit fabric from Nellie Joans for AGES for… Continue reading Ribbed swimsuit
Hello and welcome to this post about my recent Tarlee T-Shirt experimentation, which will contain hack details but also musings on my shape. I’ve been wondering more and more about categorising my body, to try and nut out which parts I have to think about when making choices about size on sewing patterns. My very… Continue reading A hacked Tarlee T-Shirt
After many months of thinking about it, I finally bit the bullet and bought a bike! Definitely prompted by Leila finding me one which she recommended (she used to be quite in to cycling)! Of course, I have a lot of feelings tied up with outdoor activities while fat, and I can’t say that I… Continue reading Matching a bike!
I’ve been on a bit of a Waikerie Shirt making kick recently (actually, I’ve been pretty prolific in general since I made my 2 Medlow Robes (silk and waffle), my new 3-piece outfit (see here and here), a pink Waikerie Shirt and this voluminous mocha Waikerie Shirt (I used the View B, with no collar… Continue reading Voluminous Mocha Waikerie
Did you know that I keep track of the online shops that sell fabric in NZ? I’m often looking for specific kinds of fabric, so often stumble upon new shops and add them to my list! In the case of The Fine Cloth Company, I found their website before it was live and signed up… Continue reading Pale Peach Waikerie Hack
I’ve had The Pinkest satin-backed rayon crepe in my stash for a while now, and my intention was always to make myself some excellent going-out pants (Muna and Broad Glebe Pants, of course)! I used a concert I had tickets to as an excuse to make myself an entirely new outfit (of things I’d been… Continue reading The pinkest Glebe Pants
I’m in the middle of a 3-day makefest to put together a whole new outfit (comprised of things I’ve been intending to make for months) for a concert that I’m attending tomorrow night! My outer-layer for this outfit is this Muna and Broad Belmore Jacket in pink boiled wool from FabFabrics in Botany (I got… Continue reading Boiled Wool Belmore Jacket
This Medlow Robe from Muna and Broad is made from cutting into my favourite waffle blanket to make myself a cosy & delightfully textured robe! Since making, I’ve been intending to wash the robe, to get it back to peak squishy/waffleness. I bought this blanket back in 2020 with the intention of sewing with it,… Continue reading Waffle Medlow Robe
The Medlow Robe is the latest pattern from Leila and I at Muna and Broad! I knew I was going to be making this up in silk, which I assumed would be tricky to cut out, tricky to sew, and tricky to photograph…. No pressure! Not sure if you can tell from the pictures below,… Continue reading Silk Medlow Robe
I’m so excited about these pants, my soft pink, wide wale corduroy Glebe Pants! These are going to be my go-to pants now that it’s cooled down and my linen Glebe are feeling a little…. insubstantial in the face of chilly winter breezes. Of course, it was unusually warm today when I took these photos… Continue reading Corduroy Glebe Pants
The Spinifex PJs are pattern #21 from Muna and Broad, and they’re available in the standard size range, from a 41.5″ hip to a 71.5″ hip. These classic PJs with an easy-application collar come with dartless cup-size options, a crotch gusset for comfort. If the Muna and Broad sizes are too small to include you,… Continue reading Fat Luxury PJs
I’ve made a lot of different versions of the Muna and Broad Banksia Bralette and I think I’ve finally been able to settle on my favourite configuration! The Banksia Bralette [pronounced like Banksy-a] comes in two different cup sizes, and options for narrow shoulders too. The Banksia has a unique inner sling system which works… Continue reading My perfected bralette
Is there a better time to be talking about perfecting your me-made undergarments than me-made-may? I think not! This turned into a pretty long post! I’ve been making my own undies, something I never thought I would do, since we tested the Waratah Undies & Period Undies for Muna and Broad in November 2019! In… Continue reading Perfecting my undies
Today I’m sharing 2 toiles that I’ve made of free sewing patterns! The free Luna Tank from Helen’s Closet is available up to a 56″ bust and 58″ hip and the Elemental Pencil Skirt from Sew House 7 which is available up to a 62″ hip. It can be hard to try new styles when… Continue reading Luna and Elemental patterns