When I think back on great overseas travel experiences, a lot of my memories are unfortunately regrets about clothing! I remember being hot, uncomfortable, sore, sweaty and generally discontented. I remember red stinging chub rub in Kyoto, I remember wearing a new shirt for the first time on a 16-hour flight to London only to… Continue reading Fat travel planning
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
In the last blog, I tried to analyse some of my favourite and most-worn makes to see if I could pin down exactly what makes them winners! ‘Sewing Wins, but why?‘, you can read the post here. After all of my rambling, I didn’t actually get around to drawing any conclusions, so here are some… Continue reading Sewing Wins, conclusions
I’m always thinking away about how to make everything I make a great fit for my life and wardrobe, but mostly I’ve concentrated on building a colour-scheme for my wardrobe, rather than the success of individual pieces. My reason for drilling down past the colour on some of my favourite makes is basically to see… Continue reading Sewing Wins, but why?
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
I’ve been relatively prolific in making recently, and I’ve also still been doing lots of thinking about how I could rework my colour scheme and do some more work on narrowing down a colour-scheme that I can buy fabric by. If you’re a warm autumn, like me, you might be interested to read this blog… Continue reading Revisiting a colour-scheme
I’m in the middle of a 3-day makefest to put together a whole new outfit (comprised of things I’ve been intending to make for months) for a concert that I’m attending tomorrow night! My outer-layer for this outfit is this Muna and Broad Belmore Jacket in pink boiled wool from FabFabrics in Botany (I got… Continue reading Boiled Wool Belmore Jacket
I’ve been thinking a lot about colour over the past year-and-a-bit. Maybe you’ve noticed? I’ve posted blogs on my colour-scheme planning, and M&B Patreons got lots of my musings about colour seasons and wardrobe colour-planning. I’ve even got a whole Pinterest board of ‘Warm Autumn’ inspiration! I was still ending up with outfits that I… Continue reading On colour-schemes
Today I’m musing on planning a colour palette, and the info here is taken from a larger post that I’ve shared on the Muna and Broad Patreon, where I’ve been posting about colour theory. Today I wanted to try and codify why some of the colours are larger than others, what that means, and how… Continue reading Colour Palette Planning
I’ve been sharing a lot on the Muna and Broad Patreon about colour theory and colours in wardrobes, as I try to get myself to a point where I have a high hit rate with my makes. Cutting down on makes that don’t feel like a success, will save me lots of time, money and… Continue reading Trying to pin down a colour scheme!
Although I know I’ll never have a capsule wardrobe, I like to break my wardrobe down into mini-collections. I like to think that if/when we get back to international travel, I’ll have my wardrobe down pat and will easily be able to put together a comfortable travel wardrobe which all pair with each other. To… Continue reading Belmore M&B Capsule
I’ve been thinking more about wardrobe planning and how to find things which ‘work together’ in the hopes of finding the secret to not buying fabric which don’t go with anything, or shades that could be paired with my existing wardrobe pieces! The Curvy Sewing Collective has lots of posts about capsule wardrobes, but the… Continue reading Sculthorpe Capsule Wardrobe
The 3×3 wardrobe capsule is something that I first read about on the Curvy Sewing Collective here. The idea is that by mapping out tops, bottoms and layers in a grid (like below), you can find combinations which work together. I’ve been experimenting with capsule wardrobes as a way to avoid wardrobe orphans (garments that… Continue reading 3×3 collection from Muna and Broad
I’ve been experimenting with testing out the mix-and-match possibilities of the current Muna and Broad pattern offerings. A few years before I got in to sewing I tried to coordinate myself a black and white capsule wardrobe of nicer, work-appropriate clothes (I know now that neither black or white are great colours for me ).… Continue reading Muna and Broad Capsule Wardrobe
I’ve been pestering my real-life sewing friend Naomi to help me work out what colours suit me for a while now (mostly because I’d like to stop wasting money on fabrics that I like in theory, but not in practice on myself) and last week it finally happened! Yes, it looked a bit like this… Continue reading Warm Autumn colours for sewing
Recently I’ve made a lot more wardrobe orphans than usual (light sky-ish blue pants that don’t go with any of my tops being a prime example) and I’ve also not been sketching my makes as much. I’d like to start doing that more, both before I cut-and-sew but also before I purchase fabric. Hopefully this… Continue reading MyBodyModel for plus-size sketching