Glebe Pants roundup!

The Glebe Pants got a size update this week, so I thought it would be appropriate to sift back through all my past Glebe Pants to see both how many I’ve made, but also what were the big successes (and failures)!

The first Glebe!

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The Glebe Pants (and eventually Muna and Broad) came to be because Leila got in touch via Instagram DM to let me know that she had a pants pattern which she wanted to release as a free pattern, but didn’t want to set up a blog. I had a blog and I loved free pants patterns, so we teamed up to release a free pattern via email together (and the rest, is quite recent history)!

The natural linen Glebe Pants were my first version. I cut into a linen remnant I’d been saving without toiling, and I finished a lot of the internal seams with bias tape (including the hem, which I hand-stitched up). My second pair of Glebe Pants came from a 5+ metre viscose/mystery remnant which cost me $15 locally. I loved how drapey they were and I wore them to work A Lot. The natural linen Glebe Pants are still going strong, and I recently sold the green pair as I decided that they weren’t a colour that I loved.

Middle period Glebe

Then I entered a period of Glebe Pants that didn’t necessarily work out, so you won’t see them online much (you can see them below though). After that I entered my middle period of Glebe Pants. What I’m going to term my own pants pinnacle.

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Corduroy Glebe Tarlee
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Huon Shirt

You can see the bright pink Glebe Pants which I made on a whim, but which have become a staple of my wardrobe. They’ve also lead the way for more pink in my wardrobe, in general, but also specifically more pink Glebe Pants (so they were pretty transformative).

You can also see the natural linen Glebe that I made to replace my first pair (hilariously, these ones are looking rattier than the OG pair, thanks to the weave of the linen on the original pair). I also made a pair of pink corduroy Glebe Pants (an homage to Sue) which were my go-to winter pants! The dusky pink/brown wool pants lead me to make a Glebe petti-pant (which you can see here).

Glebe Pants you won’t see

Black silk noil Torrens 2
Paper Theory LB Pullover 2
Side Batik Jammies

Seated Mum Jammies

This check flannel fabric feels like a mouth full of velvet when you have styrofoam teeth.

These Glebe Pants fell into obscurity because they were colours I didn’t love, or pocketless PJs (not for me, it turns out)! Or fabric which felt awful to touch and couldn’t be worn.

The blue and green day-time Glebe Pants above were made in a viscose or tencel blends, and it was at a time when I couldn’t mix the texture of linen and viscose (and especially not viscose on the bottom) without feeling quite conspicuous. Now, I’d manage better, but I still don’t think I’d choose those colours for my wardrobe.

The ultimate pink pants

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My most-recent pair of Glebe Pants has been this bright pink satin-backed crepe. Its brightness knows no bounds. My camera doesn’t want to deal with it, it’s so bright. These are my fancy going out Glebe Pants, and since the satin is on the inside, they’re like secret delicious silky PJs that are likely to make you fall off chairs if your underwear isn’t made of toweling or something grippy.

Total Glebe Pants

I think that puts me at 11 pairs of Glebe Pants in total, which is a pretty solid usage number for a pattern, even though a few of them weren’t winners (but maybe would be now that I can wear different textured fabric together😂😂)! The #GlebePants hashtag abounds with inspiration (aka, pants I want to blatantly copy), so there’ll definitely be more in the future!

Day time PJs?

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 project, click here!

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I took advantage of an extra-quiet neighbourhood to take some outside pictures of these PJs, and it wasn’t until I was sorting through the pics on my computer that it occurred to me that, actually, these look like they’d make good day-wear!

The PJ bottoms in the Spinifex PJs have a gusset in the middle of the legs which adds comfort and increases your range of movement (but the bum fit ends up looking pretty good on me too). The top comes with cup-size options, but no dart and there’s an ever so-slightly dropped shoulder. Describing it for you, I realise ‘that’s my perfect shirt’!

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I haven’t decided yet if I’d make a matching top and bottom for day-time wear, and I have been thinking about how to remove the PJs vibe. I think I’d omit the piping, and increase the size of the pocket (and maybe add a second one?). I’d definitely remove the cuffs, and I’m wondering if I’d change the sleeves (to add a placket, or shorten them) too.

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In the meantime, I’ve started a Pinterest board, and started my Instagram research: @styleisstyle has an amazing blue shirt, @littlerivermama has a relaxed natural shirt, this lavender shirt with big pockets, @styleisstyle in this relaxed matching set, and this pocket inspiration too.

Now just to choose a fabric and decide if I’m making a full Spinifex day-time PJs, or just the 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 new Tarawi Shirts into my wardrobe!

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Belmore and Tarawi

Above left, I’m wearing my navy Shoalhaven Shacket with a brushed cotton twill Tarawi Shirt, natural linen Glebe Pants and my McLean & Co scarf. Above right, I’m wearing my pink boiled wool Belmore Jacket, purple cow print Tarawi, and hot pink Glebe Pants.

I’ve posted before about my explorations trying to narrow down a colour scheme for my wardrobe, or ‘trying to make sure every project is a winner’. With still no solid answers (but ever more questions), these 2 shirts raised a lot of questions for me.

The two Tarawi Shirts that I’ve shared here were fabrics I had decided wouldn’t necessarily be for me, or not for me to wear out in public! The purple ‘cow spot’ fabric I had put aside to sell at a stash sale (but nobody bought it from me) and I got the blue plaid thinking I might make a shirt for someone else, or pyjamas for myself… Basically, these were toiles that I think have redeemed themselves (and given me food for thought) because I wasn’t sure they’d be winners colour-wise for me!

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Above, I’m wearing my purple cow print Tarawi with my quilted Belmore Jacket, corduroy Glebe Pants, my Breve Bag, and McLean & Co scarf

Because I love all fabrics and really bright colours (would you believe that I’m a bit obsessed with bright Kaffe Fassett prints?), it can be difficult for me to narrow down things that I’m quite drawn to, but don’t necessarily want to wear. The purple ‘cow print’ fabric arrived in the post, and I thought ‘why did you buy that?’. I was pretty certain that I’d fallen prey to that classic ‘love it but don’t want to wear it’ situation.

The pale lilac shade and the print both felt very ‘young’. Like something a Gen X would wear with mint mules. Fine for them, but not something for me necessarily.

Something obviously made me hold on to the fabric, and I’m quite taken by the final product! I like how there’s a pattern, but it’s still quite low-contrast, and how the purple shade will work with many of the other colours in my wardrobe.

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A navy Shoalhaven Shacket with a Tarawi Shirt, Glebe Pants and McLean & Co scarf.

Navy has been a colour that I’ve been avoiding lately. Not because I don’t like it, and not because it doesn’t suit me, but because I found that it was bringing a lot of contrast to my outfits- contrast that I didn’t feel good in (read more musings from me on low-contrast combos). This discovery came after I finished this Shoalhaven (a project I was really pleased with), and then found I really wasn’t reaching for because it was too high-contrast and wasn’t bringing me joy.

The cozy navy brushed cotton twill I used for this Tarawi was fabric that I’d decided to use as a toile- I didn’t expect to finish it into a wearable garment. The fabric was so snuggly and nice, that I did end up finishing it and it ended up being a great match for the Shoalhaven. Together, they make a pairing that I’m comfortable in.

I’ve paired the shirt and shacket combo with these rust Woden shoes that I was having a hard time pairing until @naomi.joy.creates pointed out that if I had leather shoes this shade I’d consider them a neutral. I imagine with some kind of denim pants, this would be the ultimate combo to make navy feel not-so-high-contrast!

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Belmore Jacket, Tarawi Shirt, and Glebe Pants.

So both of these shirts were from fabric which I had decided ‘probably weren’t for me’. I thought they’d struggle to fit into my current wardrobe, and that I wouldn’t necessarily get much joy from wearing them, or a lot of use from them. I’ve been absolutely proven wrong, and the colours have raised quite a few questions (like, do I need some warm blue linen pants?)!

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 enough fabric for a full shirt, but as I was cutting I discovered that I could squeeze the full shirt out, so long as I wasn’t too fussy about pattern placement.

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I’m wearing a Tarawi Shirt over a Tarlee T-Shirt and Glebe Pants (the mask is the free Japanese Sewing Book 3D Mask)

This hot-off-the-machine Muna and Broad Tarawi Shirt uses the narrow-neck option which we added in for folks with proportionally small necks. My two other shirts that I’ve shared (see the purple one and the other blue one) both use the regular neckline.

With the addition of the narrow neck option, the Tarawi Shirt gives regular and narrow biceps, 4 cup-sizes and regular and narrow width necks. The hope is that this will give folks a great starting point! The size chart spans 36″-66″ (91-168cm) Bust and 41.5″-71.5″ (105-182cm) Hip, and Leila will grade the pattern up (at no extra size) if the size chart is too small to include you.

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My measurements: Upper bust 43″, full bust 48″, largest measurement 56/57″, lower hip 55″. I have quite narrow shoulders, and the 5″ difference in measurements between my upper and full bust is quite misleading because that’s not my actual cup size.

Size details: I made a Size D, based on my upper bust measurements, and used the 2+ front and the narrow neck. I graded out to a little past the Size E hip to accommodate for my largest measurement and I also added 1″ to the centre of the lower-back (the piece is cut on the fold so this gave me 2″ extra through the back).

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Future versions: Inspired by the lengthened versions that you can see in the hashtag #TarawiShirt, I’m thinking about a cosy mid-thigh length version from a warm fabric.

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 a finished shirt.

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My measurements: Upper bust 43″, full bust 48″, largest measurement 56″, lower hip 55″. You can read more about my size choice for the Tarawi Shirt here.

Size details: I made a Size D, based on my upper bust measurements, and used the 2+ front. I graded out to a little past the Size E hip to accommodate for my largest measurement. The narrow neck option didn’t exist when I made this, but I’d choose that option for my narrow neck next time.

Fabric and notions: I got this Brushed Gingham Twill Cotton on sale from The Fabric Store for $12 per metre (no longer on sale). I actually bought 7 metres while it was on sale- and because I got it for such a steal, I decided to use it for a toile (obviously, I didn’t need 7metres for this toile). I used corozo buttons from Hawes and Freer and while I did put all the buttons (and buttonholes) that the pattern called for, I omitted the bottom button on my subsequent version (this purple one).

Check Tarawi back

Since this was a toile, which I really didn’t intend to finish, I didn’t put a lot of thought into pattern placement of the check. My big regret is not paying more attention to how the check would fall over the back pleat (fortunately, I don’t have to look at it). Otherwise, I did a half-assed job of matching the plaid by ensuring that I cut my pattern pieces out in the same spot on the fabric.

My recipe for check or plaid Tarawi Shirt:

Cut 2 cuffs on bias (interface these ones),
Cut 2 pockets on bias,
Cut 1 collar band on bias (interface this one),
Cut 1 yoke on bias,
Cut placket on bias

Because of the bust-dart, matching the side-seams is always going to be futile. The button band is created by notching the front of the shirt, which means that a bias-cut button band doesn’t work here.

Optional extra, cut 2 of cuff, 1 collar and 1 collar band, 1 yoke from a lining fabric. You won’t interface any of these, and they’ll end up under the collar, inside the collar and inside the cuffs and on the inside of the yoke.

Check Tarawi side

And now, I’m on the lookout for snuggly brushed fabric (my ultimate would be a red and pink check)! I’m thinking this will be my go-to weekend shirt, and it’s a great match for my Shoalhaven Shacket!

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 36″-66″ (91-168cm) Bust and 41.5″-71.5″ (105-182cm) Hip. There’s also a regular and narrow sleeve option and after I made this shirt we also added a narrow neck option too.

Purple spotted Tarawi Shirt front

Fit intentions: This relaxed shirt has a set-in shoulder (a Muna and Broad first), which is designed to sit about 1/2″ past the shoulder bones, so that it sits nicely on fat arms. The shirt has a 2-piece collar and excellent gusseted pockets, but can also be made with a band collar and the pockets omitted.

My measurements: Upper bust 43″, full bust 48″, largest measurement 56/57″, lower hip 55″. I have quite narrow shoulders, and the 5″ difference in measurements between my upper and full bust is quite misleading because that’s not my actual cup size. I also mostly wear soft bralettes, which means my bust apex is quite low and I don’t get any artificial shape or lift.

Purple spotted Tarawi Shirt back

Size details: I made a Size D, based on my upper bust measurements, and used the 2+ front. I graded out to a little past the Size E hip to accommodate for my largest measurement. I think next time, I’ll grade a little bit further out around the waist and the hips to give myself some extra room. Because of my IBS-related bloating, I often do have quite a large measurement directly above my navel.

I don’t measure in to the 2+ bust front, but based on experimentation I’ve found this cup size best suited the size and projection of my actual breast tissue. I used the regular sleeve (as opposed to the narrow sleeve), and although I didn’t on this shirt

Purple spotted Tarawi Shirt side

Fabric details: I used this crisp cotton shirting which has a similar feel to a lawn. I had 2.8m of this 150cm wide fabric and cut on the open. I have a decent piece of fabric left, but probably not enough for a garment for my body. For this shirt, I wasn’t fussy about pattern placement, which makes cutting out and being fabric thrifty quite easy.

Notions: I used river shell buttons from Hawes and Freer in Auckland, and used 1 less on the front than the pattern recommends. I didn’t have a great thread match, so ended up using a soft pink which blended fine.

I had this fabric bundled up, measured and priced to sell at a fabric stash sale a few months ago. Fortunately, nobody took a shine to it, and when I was packing up my fabric which didn’t sell, I snuck this one back onto my stash shelves. I hope this low-contrast patterned shirt will get lots of wear with my pink and purple wardrobe pieces.

You can get 15% off Tarawi Shirt this week as it’s currently on pre-sale!

Ribbed swimsuit

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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 this exact project. I’ve made a few swimsuits over the last year, using the Muna and Broad Banksia Bralette and the Kapunda Undies (in the same sizes that I make my undies versions from).

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I barrelled straight into this project, with quite a bit of misplaced confidence (I can say in hindsight), since I’d had so many other swimsuit successes. I think the issue is that the fabric that I’d used for previous projects was especially stretchy (and perhaps unusually so).

Although they look okay in the pictures, because there’s not a huge amount of stretch, I had to do a decent amount of careful placement of things inside the bralette to ensure decency, and the bottoms are so taut that the overlocking thread (bright pink, no less) is VERY visible along the seams. These are like super compressive spanx versions of swimwear, if spanx could suddenly burst on you, revealing your entire bottom half to other folks enjoying the local pools.

Size details: I made a Size F in the Kapunda Undies and I used my modified Banksia Bralette pattern which is Size E, D cup, narrow shoulder with approx 3” removed from the centre front.

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I’ve probably been quite spoiled because a lot of my bralettes and undies have been made with cotton or bamboo fabrics with 4-way stretch, so the fabric is easily able to stretch and accommodate my bits which need extra accommodation.

I’ll be doing some squatting and stretching in this before deciding if it’s safe to wear in public in front of others! One thing I could do to fix this is to unpick the fold-over (yuck) and cut down the front and back pieces of the bottoms and add side-panels which have more stretch. This would effectively convert the bottoms from View A to View B, and could give me the extra room I need.

Next time, I’ll make sure to test the stretch on my swimsuit fabric before rushing in!

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 complex combination of measurements can make for fun fitting times, or not so fun fitting times.. I guess it really depends what you think is fun. I feel like I should also say that, as sewists we become pickier and pickier about fit, because we feel like we should be able to do something about it. When I was buying RTW I didn’t really have the luxury of being especially particular, so I wasn’t.

You can see my O.G Tarlee T-Shirts here on the blog, in whisky merino and also white cotton (these posts also include size details for those particular projects).

An introduction

I suppose I could start by saying that this absolute experiment… I’ve got no idea if the modifications I made to the pattern were a good idea, and I’ve definitely still got things I’d like to change/nut out in future versions. Below, I’m going to give you lots of details on my measurements and then I’m going to talk about things I noticed and what my plan was with the changes.

Bamboo Tarlee and Glebe Pants

My measurements: Upper bust 43″, full bust 48″, largest measurement 56″, lower hip 55″. I have quite narrow shoulders, and I think also maybe a hollow upper chest. Immediately above my belly-button I have quite a pronounced roll (imagine that the top part of the letter B sat out further than the bottom part), and then below my bellybutton is my largest measurement because it was where my hips flare out at the back and my belly remains swollen at the front. Basically, measuring the part where my waistbands sit and the true ‘hip’ section of me really doesn’t indicate my true girth.

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Difficulties

Obviously, I’m in a tricky situation because in many size charts, the measurement of my upper-bust and my largest belly measurement can put me 4-sizes apart. Throw in some narrow shoulders, and I’m often left scratching my head about sizing.

What I’d noticed from looking more at my t-shirt collection is that I haven’t been accommodating my largest measurement, or for the upper part of my B-belly when choosing what size to make. I could tell because I was getting drag lines through the back of things and my side-seams were swaying where the fabric was getting pulled to the front to accommodate what was going on up in front there.

I’d also noticed that in the short-sleeve versions of my tees, I was having a hard time keeping the sleeves where they should be (they wanted to roll up), I was getting twist through the arm and I had some extra gathering at the sleeve head that my arm wasn’t filling.

I should add that I’m less concerned about the ‘textbook’ way that particular garments should look/fit and more concerned with comfort and making clothes that don’t annoy me.

How did I hack this?

I reprinted my Tarlee T-shirt pattern, sizing down to a Size C (which is a good match for my upper bust measurement, and I think also my shoulders. I attached the T6 turtleneck inset pieces.

Sleeves: I cut the sleeve out Size C around the armscye, and graded out to a Size E by the bicep. Then, I changed the shape of the sleeve-head to make it shorter/more squat, with the plan being that this would add room through the bicep (which might stop short-sleeve versions from rolling up) and hopefully remove some of the excess fabric at the top.

Body: I then took the back pattern piece and modified the centre-back seam- my ultimate goal was to keep the shaping around the back neck (so that the tee wraps around the hump at the base of my neck), but to remove the shaping that brings the shirt in at the small of your back.

To make room for belly, I cut up the centre of both the front and back pieces to just below the arm hole, then swiveled and cut at right angles to almost the side-seam (finishing just below the armhole). This gave me a point to pivot from, and I basically just hinged the pattern piece out an appropriate amount (enough to accommodate my front and my back at my largest points) and taped the pattern piece down onto some other paper.

Basically, I created a ‘swing t-shirt’ and gave myself extra room through my high and low belly.

Bamboo Tarlee hack

In lengthy conclusion

I made a wearable toile in some white viscose knit, tweaked the pattern and then made another wearable toile in some red viscose knit. I like to wear turtlenecks to bed during winter so both of these have become sleeping turtles (outdoor and indoor temps are often pretty similar in NZ). So, I’d made a couple of versions before cutting into this delicious bamboo (from For Fabrics Sake in NZ). I’m not sure that I’m done with my hack-tweaking just yet, but I’ve reached for this top every day since I finished it, which I think says a lot.

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 don’t feel nervous about my biking, but so far I’ve stuck to safe-feeling bicycle lanes, or car-free areas, and I’ve been enjoying the change of pace.

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I’m wearing an early prototype of the Birchgrove Pants and a Tarlee T-Shirt.

Of course, being the peak overthinker that I am, I’ve thought a lot about clothes that would be the most comfortable and appropriate! Fortunately, I have a great collection of Banksia Bralettes (which have slings which keep your breasts apart, so you don’t have your boobs smushed together getting sweaty), and a drawer full of merino and bamboo Kapunda Undies which are super comfortable. It’s not all that often that I stop to think about how much better things are when your undergarments are uncomfortable.

My Breve Bag has become the classiest bumbag/fannypack ever and keeps my phone, keys and wallet safe (mostly because I realised that my yellow basked actually didn’t hold keys, they just fell right through the holes in the wire)!

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I’m certainly not doing any long-distance cycling so don’t have any need for specialised clothes, so far I’ve been enjoying wearing my Sculthorpe Pants and Birchgrove Pants (because the tapered hem means I’m not going to catch anything in the bits and it keeps my legs a bit warmer). Tarlee T-Shirts have been my go-to top- I made so many during the pattern development stage so I have a tidy collection of cotton, merino and bamboo tees.

What will I sew?

I realised that none of my bike-appropriate outer-layers have closures (I never put snaps on my Grainger Coat, or buttons on my Mallee Jacket). So, I might sew myself a waterproof outer-layer (out of a fabric which is breathable) which has closures. I’ve also been thinking of a reflective vest, but a cool one while I’ll sew.. maybe it will be pink and have reflective piping (because safety first, folks)! Apart from that, I’ll wait and see what outfit problems come up and solve them, rather than assuming what I might need and ultimately making stuff which doesn’t actually tick all the boxes!

Voluminous Mocha Waikerie

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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 but then hacked from there).

The Fine Cloth Company sent me some of their Pale Peach linen (which I used to make this Waikerie Shirt) and also this Mocha linen, which I decided needed gathers and then I added THE MOST gathers ever.

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My measurements: My current measurements are a 53″ low hip and I’m 54″ at my roundest point (around my belly). My full bust is 48″ and my upper bust is 43″. I am relatively short through the body, and have narrow shoulders compared to my other measurements.

Pattern details: This is Size F of the Waikerie Shirt, with some modifications! I gathered in the entire width of the fabric below the back yoke and did the same to the fabric at the front (I added a front yoke). I added a chunk of length to the sleeves (maybe an inch.. ), because my previous Waikerie Shirts were a little short in the sleeve. Turns out that wasn’t necessary because Leila lengthened the sleeve before we launched.

Fabric & notions details: This 180gsm linen was nice to sew with. Where the peach version is a little sheer, this mocha doesn’t let you know what I’m wearing underneath. I had a hard time choosing buttons because of the washed colouring. In the end I found some at my local Lincraft (which was very expensive and I do not recommend it). I think I got 2.5 metres of this linen (I didn’t measure before cutting), so I’m pretty amazed that I got long sleeves and So Much Volume from that amount of fabric!

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The Waikerie Shirt will be going through some changes soon, as will the Waikerie Dress Expansion. What’s 2 patterns will become 3, with an extra collar and hem option. If you have both patterns before we make the change, we’ll send out the new view and collar once the pattern is ready to go. After that, to get all the views you’ll need to buy 3 separate patterns (but we’re phasing out this collarless view). Anyway, that’s my hot tip- if you’re thinking about it, do it before we change it.