Tencel Lobethal

Here’s my 3rd Lobethal Shirt, which is the latest Muna and Broad pattern.

Muna and Broad email subscribers get 15% off during launch week, and M&B Patreon Insiders and Makers get 15% off all patterns at all times.

brown oversized and plum Willandra-48

I’m wearing the Lobethal with my plum tencel Willandra Pants, a tencel on tencel combo. However, this project might be the nail in the coffin for me and tencel. I think we’re separating and not particularly amicably.

Right now there’s a big pile of stain treated tencel garments in a pile on my bathroom floor (Sard soap bars are my go-to) because they’ve all attracted little dark marks and discolourations. I guess they’re grease marks but this never happens on my cotton, linen or even silk noil makes. A search on the internet confirmed to me that it wasn’t just me that was having this problem- and it’s something that often stops me from wearing my tencel makes (let’s not forget, fat folks have to work harder to look tidy and professional).

Additionally, while you can usually spot treat marks on natural fibre clothes, I find that tencel really just marks when you do that so you need to spot treat and then wash your garments before you can wear them again- so wasteful!

Sure, I love the way tencel drapes, and the look of the nice twill…. but it’s really cramping my wardrobe flexibility.

Also, it really wants to wrinkle.

brown oversized and plum Willandra-52

For size details, check out this pink cotton Lobethal blog or this cobalt herringbone Lobethal blog.

Muna and Broad email subscribers get 15% off the Lobethal Shirt during launch week, and M&B Patreon Insiders and Makers get 15% off all patterns at all times.

By Jess, fat.bobbin.girl

http://www.broadintheseams.com/ https://www.instagram.com/fat.bobbin.girl/


  1. I was just noticing some marks on a Tencel dress I have made – luckily they are on the inside and not too noticeable on the outside – such a pity as it is so lovely to wear

  2. Yes, tencel seems to attract stains. And they don’t come out gracefully. But my main complaint about it is that it wears out fast. My brown tencel pants from last year are already clearly faded, and not evenly. I distinctly remember that the reason I gave up rayon after the 80s was that clothes made of other fibers lasted 2-3 times longer

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