Chalk and Notch Max

It’s not very often that I see a pattern for the first time and sew up a pattern that same day.. Mostly because the vast majority of my makes are Muna and Broad, and I see those before I get to sew them (and I don’t have to buy the patterns). I spotted this pink… Continue reading Chalk and Notch Max

Wine Hyde twins

The Hyde T-Shirt extravaganza continues in my sewing room (which is my loungeroom). Sometimes when we release a pattern it takes a while for me to want to make it again because I’ve made so many already and I’m feeling a bit ‘over it’. Not so with the Hyde.. So much not so that I… Continue reading Wine Hyde twins

Striped merino Hyde

Yesterday I finished this merino Hyde T-Shirt and this morning it was just 5 degrees Celsius. Is my timing impeccable or what? This great striped merino is from Nick’s Fabrics in Auckland and comes in a variety of colourways. The selvedge edge was quite wavy and almost stretched out near the edges. It wasn’t a… Continue reading Striped merino Hyde

Drapey Hyde T-Shirt

The new Hyde T-Shirt from M&B comes with a View B which has a crossover back. It’s accessibility-minded but also just looks good. After Leila whipped hers up in black, I decided that this rich chocolatey bamboo would make a perfect version for me! I love how the back detail and the bamboo can skew… Continue reading Drapey Hyde T-Shirt

Striped Hyde T-Shirt

The latest pattern from Leila and I through Muna and Broad is now here. The Hyde T-Shirt has a dropped shoulder and a couple of views, and is 15% off during launch week, no code necessary. I wanted a boxy t-shirt and Leila delivered! I’ve been wearing my toiles a lot while heading out to… Continue reading Striped Hyde T-Shirt

Tarawi in the wild!

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!

A+R Linen Tarawi

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

Check 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

Tarawi Shirt

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

Ribbed swimsuit

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

A hacked Tarlee T-Shirt

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

Matching a bike!

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!

Voluminous Mocha Waikerie

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

Pale Peach Waikerie Hack

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

Tarlee Funnel Neck

Every month Leila and I release a pattern bonus to our Insider and Maker level Patreon supporters! I love this perk because it means that every month Leila’s making great pattern add-ons that can extend the versatility of my T’n’T patterns! The March Patreon Pattern Bonus from Muna and Broad is a funnel neck add-on… Continue reading Tarlee Funnel Neck

Striped Tarlee T-Shirt

I dug into my stash for this long-sleeve Tarlee T-Shirt! I made this during the pattern production process, and it’s a size larger than my bust measurement would recommend, so is a slightly more relaxed fit than my final version. I love a striped t-shirt, and have quite a few RTW striped tees in my… Continue reading Striped Tarlee T-Shirt

Tarlee swim shirt/rashvest

The Tarlee T-Shirt is the latest pattern release from Muna and Broad, and when I saw it I realised that with a mock-neck, it would make a great swim-shirt or rashvest for beach swimming this summer! Get 15% off the Tarlee with the code TURTLENECK until the 7th of January.