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Muna and Broad

Tarawi Shirt Sewing Pattern PDF

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The Tarawi Shirt is a relaxed fit shirt with classic details. View A features a two-piece collar and gusseted flap pockets. View B has a simple band collar and no pockets. Both views feature a beautifully finished button band, shirttail hem, and back yoke with a box pleat. There are four cup sizes (including a no-bust option), two sleeve widths, and two neck width options that will help you achieve the ultimate shirt fit. Sew up the Tarawi in medium weight linen or cotton lawn for your new favourite everyday easy shirt or sew it in silk for elevated office wear!

We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Tarawi region, the Danggali people, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Difficulty 3/5

Sizes Available:

Sizes A-M

36"-66" (91-168cm) Bust

41.5"-71.5" (105-182cm) Hip

See the Size Chart here
See the Finished Measurements Chart here

If our sizes are too small to include you, we will grade our patterns up for you. Please get in touch with us here.

Finished Garment Measurements:

Please select your size based primarily on your bust and hip measurement. Alterations in length can be made using the shorten/lengthen lines.

Intended Fit
The intended fit of the Tarawi Shirt is very loose and relaxed. It is not fitted at the waist and does not have any waist shaping. The sleeve is a set in sleeve and is designed to fit about 1/2” (13mm) wider than the acromion (shoulder bone). The collar is designed to be a relaxed fit around the neck. If your neck is proportionally small compared to your body, you will need to use the narrow neck pieces.

Choosing your size
Please select your main size primarily based on your upper bust measurement and then choose the corresponding cup size in the shaded area of the size chart. You can blend the bust size to a different hip size, if required. Do not worry about your waist measurement unless it is larger than your hip (in which case, use this measurement to select your size).

Selecting your cup size
This pattern has different cup sizes to choose from. Because of the confusion between ready to wear bra sizing and sewing cup sizing, we have chosen to express our cup sizes as measurement-based descriptors. 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.

Selecting your sleeve width
This pattern includes a “regular” and a “narrow” sleeve option, however both are generously cut and designed for large bodies. There is approximately 3/4” (2cm) difference between bicep measurements and the sleeve head is about 1” (2.5cm) higher in the narrow option. This difference in shaping in the narrow option achieves a blended fit for people with relatively narrow arms compared to their bodies. If you often have to do a full bicep adjustment, select the “regular sleeve” option, and if you rarely need to do an adjustment, the “narrow sleeve” is likely right for you. As always, please compare your bicep measurement with the finished measurement chart in images.

Selecting your neck width
This pattern includes a “regular” and a “narrow” neck option to reflect the neck circumference diversity in our community. The Tarawi is designed to have a generous neck fit that looks great buttoned or unbuttoned. When buttoned, the collar will not sit flush with the neck.


Suggested Fabric:

This pattern is designed for use with a wide variety of light-medium weight woven (non-stretch) fabrics. We suggest light-medium weight linen, cotton lawn, cotton shirting, silk noil, silk satin, crepe, crepe de chine, tencel, cupro, viscose/viscose blends, or rayon/rayon blends.

As with most garment sewing, we do not recommend the use of quilting cotton

Fabric Yardage:

Both Views

Sizes A-F
• 2.4m/2.6yds (150cm/60” wide)
• 3m/3.3yds (115cm/45” wide)

Sizes G-M
• 2.9m/3.2yds (150cm/60” wide)
• Sizes G-M not suitable for 115cm/45” wide fabric

If you’re using a patterned fabric with a repeat that you’d like to match, you may need more fabric than what is suggested above.

Ensure your fabric is washed and pre-shrunk before cutting.


All Views

• Matching all purpose thread
• 10-11, 20L (1/2” or 13mm) buttons (can substitute with 18L if a smaller button is desired)
• 0.8m/0.9yds (50cm/20” wide) light-medium weight interfacing such as Pellon Armoweft or Shapeflex


The Tarawi looks great over our wide-leg Glebe Pants, our Noice Jeans, but will pair well with any of our pants. Wear it unbuttoned as a layer over a Nullarbor Cami  or a Tarlee T-Shirt.

You are purchasing a multi-sizes digital sewing pattern for home use only (not commercial use). This digital pattern comes with PDF files for A4 and Letter sized paper, a large format A0 PDF file and an illustrated set of instructions illustrated pattern instructions to take you step-by step-through the process of making the pattern.

These files need to be opened and saved on desktop or laptop computers — you won't be able to open them on your smart phone.

Muna and Broad make plus-size sewing patterns for Sizes 12+. If our size chart is too small to include you, we will grade our patterns to your size at no additional cost.