Fat travel unders

I’m still thinking about travel wardrobes after my recent post ‘Fat Travel Planning’, which got an unusual amount of comments! Because there was so many great insights in the comment section, I thought that actually, some wardrobe sections deserved their own blog, so I’m cracking off with undies (not just because the Dulcie Boxer Briefs… Continue reading Fat travel unders

Dulcie Boxer Briefs

The Dulcie Boxer Briefs are new from Leila and me and they’re basically my ideal boxer short, which happens to be the perfect chub rub short! They’re also 15% off during launch week, no discount necessary! Kits containing everything you need for the Dulcie and also the custom M&B elastic on its own is available… Continue reading Dulcie Boxer Briefs

Core wardrobe pieces

After working through my most-worn and favourite makes in the last couple of blog posts, it occurred to me that beyond my favourite makes, there are a few pieces which go with everything in my favourites! You might want to check out ‘Sewing Wins, but why?‘, and ‘Sewing Wins, conclusions‘ before reading this post! This… Continue reading Core wardrobe pieces

Chalk and Notch Max

It’s not very often that I see a pattern for the first time and sew up a pattern that same day.. Mostly because the vast majority of my makes are Muna and Broad, and I see those before I get to sew them (and I don’t have to buy the patterns). I spotted this pink… Continue reading Chalk and Notch Max

Snow gum blue Waikerie

When Maaidesign got in touch to ask if I wanted to try some of their new exclusive fabrics, some of which had Australian gum leaf prints, I was in. You might have noticed that I have a collection of Australian botanicals on my arms, so I was particularly taken with the long gum leaf print… Continue reading Snow gum blue Waikerie

Pink Belmore combos

My pink boiled wool Belmore Jacket was whipped up on a bit of a whim to wear to a concert (as part of this ensemble), but has since become one of my most-worn layers! After I had made the jacket I’d actually discovered that I’d had a swatch of the exact fabric and had taken… Continue reading Pink Belmore combos

Huge pocket Belmore

It’s Autumn, which means I need huge pockets to gather all the pears and peaches I find on my walk (sometimes even Glebe Pockets simply won’t do). So, this Belmore Jacket hack (which I’ve been imagining for ages) finally came to fruition! These huge pockets basically span the width of the front body piece, I… Continue reading Huge pocket Belmore

Wine Hyde twins

The Hyde T-Shirt extravaganza continues in my sewing room (which is my loungeroom). Sometimes when we release a pattern it takes a while for me to want to make it again because I’ve made so many already and I’m feeling a bit ‘over it’. Not so with the Hyde.. So much not so that I… Continue reading Wine Hyde twins

Striped merino Hyde

Yesterday I finished this merino Hyde T-Shirt and this morning it was just 5 degrees Celsius. Is my timing impeccable or what? This great striped merino is from Nick’s Fabrics in Auckland and comes in a variety of colourways. The selvedge edge was quite wavy and almost stretched out near the edges. It wasn’t a… Continue reading Striped merino Hyde

Drapey Hyde T-Shirt

The new Hyde T-Shirt from M&B comes with a View B which has a crossover back. It’s accessibility-minded but also just looks good. After Leila whipped hers up in black, I decided that this rich chocolatey bamboo would make a perfect version for me! I love how the back detail and the bamboo can skew… Continue reading Drapey Hyde T-Shirt

Striped Hyde T-Shirt

The latest pattern from Leila and I through Muna and Broad is now here. The Hyde T-Shirt has a dropped shoulder and a couple of views, and is 15% off during launch week, no code necessary. I wanted a boxy t-shirt and Leila delivered! I’ve been wearing my toiles a lot while heading out to… Continue reading Striped Hyde T-Shirt

Snoot & Hexham

How fortunate for me that greyhounds not only don’t mind wearing clothes, but actually need to wear clothes because they have such low body fat! I’m imagining that you’ll likely see some matching outfits in our future (not just because I’ve got leftover jacket fabrics that are just enough for a greyhound coat)! Fifey is… Continue reading Snoot & Hexham

Spotted Hexham Dress

The cocoon view of the new Muna and Boad Hexham Dress! M&B email newsletter subscribers get 15% off during launch week, so it’s worth signing up to the email newsletter. What I’ve made here is View B with the cocoon hem, the long sleeves, and the T6 turtle cut into a mockneck (it’s half as… Continue reading Spotted Hexham Dress

Pinkest Hexham Dress

This is my peak-summer dress and the pinkest Hexham Dress yet! There are 2 views, 3 sleeve lengths and 2 neck options (3 if you could a mockneck as being separate from a turtleneck) included in the pattern. What I went with here is the crewneck option, the shortest sleeve and the View A, which… Continue reading Pinkest Hexham Dress

Ribbed Hexham

The Hexham Dress is the latest pattern from Muna and Broad (M&B email newsletter subscribers get 15% off during launch week)! The Hexham is a dress with options! For this one, I used the Turtleneck (T6), the longest sleeve, and View B (the cocoon option). Fabric & consumption The pattern calls for 2.3m of 150cm… Continue reading Ribbed Hexham