The Tarawi Shirt is here!

The Tarawi Shirt is here!

Our newest pattern is the Tarawi Shirt!

About the Tarawi Shirt

This Tarawi Shirt keeps our relaxed M&B vibe, but has has a set-in shoulder (which is designed to sit about 1/2" past the shoulder bones). The Tarawi has a 2-piece collar and gusseted pockets, but can also be made with a band collar and the pockets omitted.

This pattern has cup-sizes options to choose from and comes with a regular and narrow-width sleeves, and an option for regular and narrow necks to help you get a great fit.


Sizes and cup-sizes

Our Tarawi Shirt is available from a 36"-66" (91-168cm) Bust and a 41.5"-71.5" (105-182cm) Hip. We will grade this pattern up at no extra cost, if our size chart is too small to include you (contact us about this service here).

Because of the confusion with cup-sizes, we've gone our own way with the size chart. 2+ indicates a 2” difference between the upper bust and full bust measurement, 4+ is a 4” difference, and 6+ is a 6” difference. The no bust front is designed for people with no breast tissue (e.g. mastectomy or top surgery) or people who bind their chests.


Fabric for the Tarawi

 Designed for light-medium weight woven (non-stretch) fabrics, the Tarawi Shirt will look lovely and relaxed in linen, cotton lawn, and silk noil (these will also be lovely to sew). The Tarawi will also work in drapey fabrics like a tencel, cupro or viscose. For a very special shirt, consider a silk satin or crepe de chine.

Make the Tarawi with Leila

Make the Tarawi with Leila in Washington DC at 3 Little Birds (29-31 October).

Leila's classes will include the Torrens Box Top, Glebe or Birchgrove Pants and the new Tarawi Shirt and are suitable for all levels!

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