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Three Little Birds Sewing Co

Capsule Wardrobe Weekend Workshop with Leila Kelleher of Muna & Broad

$ 170.00

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We're excited to host Leila Kelleher of Muna and Broad for the very first workshop in our brand new space! Muna and Broad is an indie sewing pattern company that focuses on modern patterns for the plus sized body. Under Leila's guidance, students will have the opportunity to create a capsule wardrobe consisting of the Torrens Box Top, elastic waist pants (either the Birchgrove or Glebe), and a Button-down shirt from a soon to be released pattern. Whether you're new to sewing or an experienced sewist, we promise this weekend will be a celebration of our bodies through sewing garments that will make you feel amazing. 

This workshop is offered " a la carte" style -- so students may take one, two or all three. See below for a full description of each class.

About your instructor: Leila Kelleher (she/her)

Leila is the patternmaker and one half of Muna and Broad, an independent sewing pattern company that centres and empowers large bodies. Her patterns focus on fit and are designed to delight the maker with interesting construction details and techniques. Leila studied fashion production and worked in the custom clothing industry and wardrobe for film and theatre before changing careers. She holds a PhD in Biomechanics (the science of human movement)and is a professor of Biomechanics. She is a skilled adult educator and facilitates a safe space in her workshop settings. Leila combines her knowledge of the human body with her expertise in fashion production to create sewing patterns that provide a great fit for large bodies.


Friday 5:30-9pm: Torrens Box Top (short sleeve version)

This workshop is suitable for a beginner garment sewer or a more seasoned one! Learn to sew a facing and also the unique Muna and Broad sleeve band application.

Fabric requirements:

  • All sizes 1.75 yards of fabric
  • 0.25m lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Matching thread
  • Muna and Broad Torrens Box Top pattern (discount code provided upon registration)

Saturday morning 9am -12:30pm : Elastic waisted pants (Glebe or Birchgrove, sewer’s choice)
Choose your own adventure! Select loose and breezy wide legged Glebe Pants or the tapered Birchgrove Pants. Get tips on avoiding saggy pockets and learn different methods of creating an elastic casing.

Fabric Requirements:

Glebe Pants

  • 3 yards of fabric
  • 1.5” wide ribbed non roll elastic to fit waist

 Birchgrove Pants

  • 2.5-3 yards of fabric, depending on size & width of fabric
  • 1.5” wide ribbed non roll elastic to fit waist
  • 1.25 yards of 1/4” twill tape 
  • Matching Thread

 Muna and Broad Glebe or Birchgrove pattern (discount code provided upon registration)

Saturday 2-5:30pm and Sunday 10-5pm: Forthcoming Button down shirt

Be one of the first to sew a new Muna and Broad release! This classic take on the button down shirt features a relaxed but not sloppy fit with a bust dart, set in sleeve, front flap pockets, and a traditional two piece shirt collar. Leila will share all her shirt making tips to achieve a polished finish.

Yardage TBD (in July/August)


This workshop will take place in our new space located at 5307 Baltimore Ave in the Arts District of Hyattsville, MD. We are located Northeast of Washington, D.C. and just minutes from College Park, MD. If you're flying, we are within driving distance of DCA & BWI. Metro buses F8 & 83 and PG County #13 stop right in front of our store. If driving, we have free parking in the back. 




For the safety of all participants, we ask that students are vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend the workshop. 

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