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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This week was the 2nd Birthday celebration of the Belemnite Dress from Marilla Walker. This dress has a couple of views and is available up to a 60″ hip. I can’t tell you anything about the project apart from that the dress looks lovely! Marilla sewed and sent me this very wearable dress toile as… Continue reading Belemnite Dress
The aim was a matching floral faux-jumpsuit, my inspiration was summer garden parties, or perhaps the kind of ensemble that one might wear to an outdoor wedding in the summer. The fabric didn’t necessarily scream ‘Jess’, but I was also quite drawn to it, so perhaps it actually did call my name (but more of… Continue reading Floral Faux Jumpsuit
Clearly, I needed a wisteria coloured Cobden Chore Jacket! This is the latest pattern from Leila and I through Muna and Broad, and it’s 15% off this week, no discount code needed! Size Details: I made a Size E, which matches my bust measurement. I’ve got a 48″ full bust and am 57″ at my… Continue reading Cobden Chore Jacket
I’m on a franken-pants kick at the moment, and I whipped up these buttery soft tencel pants with a slightly tapered leg. This mulberry tencel is from Fabric Deluxe in Australia. This is about a 5oz tencel, but it’s buttery soft and has a slight peachskin or sandwashed sheen. I thought maybe it wasn’t heavy… Continue reading Plum frankenpants
I whipped up a new pair of Frankenstein’s monster pants and my intention was to make a top in matching fabric (for a faux jumpsuit matching-set), but I couldn’t decide on a pattern so the top remains a work-in-progress! It’s not SUPER obvious in my photos, but the pants have a double pleat on the… Continue reading Green Monster Pants
Every month there’s a Muna and Broad Patreon Zoom Sewing Circle, which lasts for 2 hours. This weekend, the Zoom kicked off at 8am NZ-time, and I really didn’t feel like cutting out a new project at that time of the morning (it’s my least favourite thing to do)! So, I used the 2 hours… Continue reading New pink Glebe
The Glebe Pants got a size update this week, so I thought it would be appropriate to sift back through all my past Glebe Pants to see both how many I’ve made, but also what were the big successes (and failures)! The first Glebe! The Glebe Pants (and eventually Muna and Broad) came to be… Continue reading Glebe Pants roundup!
These are my original Spinifex PJs, and I’ve really been enjoying them as night-time wear. Since releasing the pattern, I’ve also made a second sleepwear set with the bottoms from this pattern and a Tarlee T-Shirt turtleneck (because it’s cold in the house in NZ in winter)! If you want to read more about this… Continue reading Day time PJs?
I’ve been casually making and modifying a pants pattern (which is made from a mash-up of several patterns) for the last wee-while, sewing up a toile and then taking terrible mirror selfies of the fit before trying to think through how I could address the various bits I notice. I’d been stewing on adding some… Continue reading Tencel Pants
The new Tarawi Shirt has happily joined my wardrobe! This is the 23rd pattern that Leila and I have released over the last two years and at the time of posting, there’s about 48-hours left to get 15% off (no discount code needed). Here’s a little bit of wardrobe and colour-scheme exploration about fitting these… Continue reading Tarawi in the wild!