I cut up one of Nick’s polo shirts to clone it, because clothes for larger plus size men don’t exist.

I cut up one of Nick’s polo shirts to clone it, because clothes for larger plus size men don’t exist.

Menswear is a dearth wasteland of boring nothingness but when you’re a plus size guy going clothes shopping… it’s more like a hellscape of polyester tropical prints, jorts, and too-short shirts. My poor large husband, sweet precious Nick, has been so traumatised by shopping for clothes over the years that he fears he’ll never be…

Muna and Broad Waikerie and Sculthorpe.

Muna and Broad Waikerie and Sculthorpe.

I haven’t sewn in a long time, not since I went into hospital at the end of last year. When I went to sew up some face masks the other week I found, unsurprisingly, that my Pfaff 1222E had seized up. Usually I can get her going again with a bit of oil and hand…

I made a dress out of vintage tea towels.

I made a dress out of vintage tea towels.

She was a vision wearing modern vintage, and the most epic skirt made out of… tea towels? Yes! I met a lass named Hope at the Brisbane Brooch Lovers event a few months ago and couldn’t stop ogling this tea towel skirt that she’d made herself. I was immediately taken with the idea of making…

Hanky hems for a stuffed up week.

Hanky hems for a stuffed up week.

Last week I went into a bit of a hanky hem t-shirt frenzy. I had two I’d made a few months ago, but I wanted to make some more after my boss complimented me on one I was wearing! Funnily enough, I’ve had a head cold and last week I was working 5 days, but…

A Mimosa and A Flamingo.

A Mimosa and A Flamingo.

A while ago some friends sent me this adorable flamingo fabric and I held onto it for so long because I didn’t want to use it on a wadder (i.e. something so crap I’d wad up and throw in the bin for non-sewist readers!) Since I’ve been making a bunch of half circle skirts I…