Say hello to our latest pants pattern, the Willandra Pants!
Leila has a 54" hip and makes Size 1 Willandra Pants
The Willandra Pants have an unusual side seam which runs almost diagonally down the leg, a classy pocket detail and a flat-front waistband all of which make this a slightly dressier look- perfect for work and events. These ankle-length pants also have the built in adjustments that our other pants feature (with a rise that's similar to our Sculthorpe Pants, so a little less high than our Glebe Pants) so there's plenty of room front and back.
The Wilandra pants need drape! Unfortunately, this isn't the time for lovely heavy-weight linen but it's the perfect opportunity to break out the tencel, cupro, viscose/viscose blends, rayon or lightweight-crepe fabrics.
Do you need to toile?
As with all our pants, they're so comfortable that you could absolutely wear them as pyjamas, which is coincidentally a really handy plan for toiling pants- make them up in something drapey that you'd be happy to sleep in before you go ahead and cut in to your final fabric.
Jess has a 56" hip and makes Size 1 Willandra Pants
What size should you make?
We recommend avoiding 'sizing-up' for our patterns, even if your measurements are closer to the next size up. In most cases, grading between the waist and the hip can be skipped because you can customise the length of your elastic to achieve a great-fit at the waist.
Below is our size chart for all of our Muna and Broad pants, including the Willandra Pants. We've popped down some examples of sizing to help step you through how to decide which size is right for you.
Picking your size:
To choose your M&B size for pants use your hip measurement and pick which size your measurement falls in, not which size your measurement is closest to.
If you have a 51" (129.5cm) hip then you are Size ii (even though your measurement is closest to Size i)
If you have a 55.5" (141cm) hip then you are Size 1 (even though your measurement is closest to Size 2)
If you have a 56" (142cm) hip then you are still Size 1 (even though you might be tempted to make a Size 2)
If you have a 56.45" (143.3cm) hip then you are Size 1 (even thought you're just a tiny step away from Size 2)
Often in plus-size sewing, it can be tempting to 'size-up as you can always bring it in later, but since our patterns are designed with large bodies in mind, we've already built in the extra room and there's no need to err on the side of caution.
I'm ready to sew, now what?
Check out Leila's Sew-Along video of our Willandra Pants on Youtube. Leila will step you through construction of your Willandra Pants, and give you some helpful tips along the way.
Our Youtube Channel is full of helpful videos which will help you sew all of our patterns to date!
Keep an eye out over the coming days for more posts about our new Willandra Pants!