Pairs of Pants

New plus size pattern company Muna and Broad hit the scene with a bang last year and haven't stopped releasing well-fitting wardrobe staples in sizes that start where most pattern companies leave off. I've been following founders Jess (@fat.bobbin.girl) and Leila (@leila_sews) since they showed up on the fat sewing scene and have been so... Continue Reading →

Wiksten Jackets Galore

The Wiksten jacket/haori has been a darling of the indie world for years, with thousands in the Instagram hashtag. While I liked the look of it, I stayed away from the pattern because of its very limited size range. I'm a good 6-8 inches above the largest size. Other versions, such as the Seamwork Quince,... Continue Reading →

A Bevy of Zadies

The Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit has been sweeping the online sewing community, and with good reason: it comes in a decent size range of UK6-28, it's easy to put together and adjust sizing, and the wrap style works comfortably for many body types. The minute I saw it, I settled on it for my graduation... Continue Reading →

Chartreuse Calders

When Cashmerette reached out to me about making their newest pattern, I happily joined in. I've longtime loved their pattern drafting and have been excited to try out a pants pattern from them -- enter the Calder pants! As part of this preview program, Cashmerette provided me with a free copy of the pattern and... Continue Reading →

A Scrappy A-Frame

I've long admired the patterns made by Blueprints for Sewing, a small pattern company creating garments inspired by architectural forms. The Geodesic Pullover has been a quiet staple in the Instagram sewing world, for instance, and I've always loved the practical, kind-of-queer styling of the A-Frame Skirt. So I was really excited to hear that... Continue Reading →

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