Episode 107: #pfLegCages Intro

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I love the Gabriela Pajama Suit – footed pajamas! Up to 67” hip.

The Anna Button-Up skirt is just like a pattern I love that is not yet expanded in size and goes up to 67”hip.  Love it!  I think it will be great in one of my new twill fabrics.  There are also quite a few free patterns if you want to try the instructions etc before you commit!

Sew Explicit Eve dress pattern 63” hip

Catch up:


632/15/2023EvaSew ExplicitTaylor.Hart.FabricsPonteGolden tan
59.52/17/2023LodoTrue BiasSimplifiBarkclothPale bulue with stacked animals
59.52/18/2023LodoTrue BiasJoannDenimDark blue non-stretch

Beverly: I made a T shirt and a dress, both patterns purchased before we changed our standards and neither one qualifies to talk about!  

Next up: Another pair of Cosecha pants and I am ready to get back into my Sew Liberated Creative Hinterland class.

New patterns:

Grainline studio – Town Bag – 

Originally designed and sold by Fringe Supply Co., the Town bag is a great everyday purse and/or a do-it-all project bag, no matter what your project may be. It has the same drawstring closure and interior pockets – designed for corralling tools, patterns, and miscellany – as the Field bag (minus the grommets), but with the addition of tote-style handles and external front and back pockets. It’s large enough to fit a Field or Stowe bag inside but small enough to fit into a larger bag if needed.

Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, working with heavy fabrics, and setting rivets (optional). 

They are selling Fabric and Notions kit, just notions kit, just rivets or just the pattern

Friday Pattern Company Avenir Jumpsuit – size expansion! Up to 60” chest/63” hip

I bought a paper copy of this and made it a couple years ago; I’ve reached out to see if I can get the PDF or if I’d need to buy again.  Does the photo make it clear I wasn’t happy with it in the size that wasn’t designed for me?

Woman wearing rainbow seersucker jumpsuit


The Avenir Jumpsuit is an easy to sew jumpsuit with billowy sleeves and wide legs. It’s almost as comfortable as pajamas but still stylin’ enough to wear to dinner with friends! Elastic gathers the neck and waistline for a comfortable, easy fit. The pattern includes options for long sleeves gathered with elastic or short sleeves.

  • 5% of proceeds go to charity. This pattern benefits Against Malaria (
Line drawing of jumpsuit pattern

Brigit Tee by Pattern Scout – up to 60” hip with B, C, and D cup options

Sew Me Something Ferdi Dungarees – up to 64” hip 

Our lovely Ferdi Dungarees will hopefully become a staple piece in your handmade wardrobe. With their relaxed, wide-leg fit and deep patch pockets, they are the perfect throw on outfit, for any time of the year.

The Ferdi Pattern comes with three strap options which can be easily lengthened or shortened, for your ideal fit.

Version 1: 

Wide-legged dungarees with patch pockets and tie fastenings. 

Version 2: 

 Wide-legged dungarees with patch pockets and open button fastenings. 

Version 3: 

Wide-legged dungarees with patch pockets and concealed button fastenings.      

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Farris Jumpsuit and Playsuit – size expansion to 63” hip and cup sizes A -F

 With its cute grown-on sleeves, gentle V neckline and angled bust darts, Farris oozes confidence and playfulness, as well as a bit of sophistication thrown in for good measure.

Choose the short pant legs to make a fun playsuit/romper, or use the long, wide-legged pants to make the elegant jumpsuit option. Drafted for a height of 170cm/5’7″, the pant falls straight down from the hip, with the short ending mid-thigh and the long leg falling to just above the ground – meaning you can wear flats confidently, knowing you won’t end up dragging the back of your jumpsuit hem on the ground.

Comfort comes first, with Farris sporting the same drawstring waistline as her sisters, the Quincy & Mayberry dresses. Add in all-in-one pockets, and you’ve got the perfect pattern to play around with loud prints, soft colours and everything in between.

Closet Core Jude Jeans– Get your groove on with the Jude Jeans! Designed for stretch denim, Jude is close-fitting through the waist, hip, and upper thigh before widening at the knee in your choice of bootcut or flare leg silhouettes.

View A is a classic 5-pocket style, featuring a mid rise and a bootcut leg.

View B features an ultra high rise with front patch pockets and a full flare leg with a wide faced hem.

All views include a back yoke, contour waistband, belt loops, and a fly front zipper, with a 32″ inseam.

#pfLegCages Intro:

Seems like a thing that Jenny would suggest, right???? Ha!

What qualifies – pants, shorts, leggings, culottes, jumpsuits with legs, leg warmers?

Great pants fitting technique: Top Down Center Out from @Ithacamaven – We interviewed Ruth on Episode 74 

My favorite pants patterns:

#1 All time – most sewn pattern Sew House 7 Free Range Slacks

I want to make the Jennifer Lauren Handmade Bastion Culottes

Closet Core Ginger Jeans

Closet Core Mitchell trousers

I’ve got the Daughter Judy Isola Jumpsuit (67” hip) cut out and on my sewing table hoping to make it soon.  I’m also ready to make the Riley Overalls by True Bias (61.5” hip).


Muna & Broad Noice Jeans (non-stretch denim) 71.5” hip

Closet Core Blanca flight suit 63” hip

Deer & Doe Sirocco jumpsuit 60” hip

Calder Pants by Cashmerette 62” hip 

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