Knit Skirt stripes

The Whitlam Skirt from Muna and Broad is here, and I’ve sewn myself up a little Whitlam capsule.. or maybe a Whitlam trio is a better description!

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Tarlee and knit skirt-28

Fabric: This ribbed cotton has 5% elastane and I bought it to make a Hyde T-Shirt but I never got around to it. That was pretty convenient because I think this makes a much better summery casual skirt than it would have made a t-shirt! I did not make a matching top for this one, and the yardage states 1.5metres (so I had leftovers from my 2 metres).

Tarlee and knit skirt-52

The bum is where the party is at on the Whitlam and while Leila and I have pretty similar measurements, we have very different bum shapes. This meant that we ended up adding 2 bum shape options for the Whitlam, just like we did for our Noice Jeans! I’ve used the Fit 2 back piece, and I’m pleased with the way the skirt cups through the back.

Tarlee and knit skirt-36

Size details: My current measurements are 50″ bust 48″ waist 59″ hip. I made a Size G in the Whitlam and used the Fit 2 back piece. I’m wearing my white Tarlee T-shirt with this skirt, and since my yellow shoes are incredible uncomfortable, I’d probably leave the house in sneakers.

Squiggle combo

The Whitlam Skirt is the newest pattern from Muna and Broad and I spent the last wee while whipping myself up a few matching sets with the Atrax Top.

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Squiggle knit combo-36

Fabric: I’d eyed this Ecovero Viscose Elastane Jersey from Spotlight for a long while and when it came on sale recently, 3 metres of it snuck into my cart. The fabric is surprisingly thick and nice- sometimes printed jerseys leave a lot to be desired but this is even nicer in person than in pictures. Since both patterns are very fabric thrifty, I have some leftover for matching undies.

Actually, I bought enough for me to make a knit top with sleeves to match the skirt, but the Atrax is such a good match that I felt like there was no point messing with a winning combo.

Squiggle knit combo-41

Size details: My current measurements are 50″ bust 48″ waist 59″ hip. I made a Size F in the Atrax and I made a Size G in the Whitlam with the Fit 2 back piece.

Knit skirt

Pattern number 30 from Leila and me is here: The Whitlam Skirt from Muna and Broad. I didn’t think it could be done but Leila has drafted a knit tube skirt that doesn’t want to crawl up under my belly overhang. Pure magic.

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Atrax red ribbed knit skirt-025

Clearly the first version of the Whitlam Skirt that I shared needed to be this entirely red ribbed version with a matching Atrax Top. Is it a bit much to say that I feel very sexy in this combo? Probably, but I’m standing by it. I love how the Atrax makes me feel elevated and fancy and I feel like my bum appreciates that curved centre back seam for excellent cupping.

Atrax red ribbed knit skirt-034

The fabric I used is a super stretchy polycotton with ribs from Backstreet Bargains here in NZ. The ribbed pattern is intentionally uneven, which brings a nice texture to the fabric and that shade of warm red… I’m enjoying its boldness.

You can kind of sandwich the Atrax and Whitlam pattern pieces together while you’re cutting your pattern out because the back of both patterns is made up of 2 pieces! I had 3m of this fabric and ended up with leftovers but I could have cut with less abandon and used even less.

Atrax red ribbed knit skirt-036

Size details: My current measurements are 50″ bust 48″ waist 59″ hip. I made a Size F in the Atrax but if I lose that pattern then I’ll print a Size G next time since I’ve gone up a size. I made a Size G in the Whitlam and used the Fit 2 back piece which is for folks who have a relatively smooth transition down my bum (as opposed to having a butt shelf).