Feline Fashions – A Real Cat In A Hat (and worse)

Oh my goodness, the can o’ worms is indeed opened and quite seriously upturned.

A friend asked me why the sudden obsession with dog clothes, since I make children’s clothes and do not even own a dog – indeed I’m know as something of a cat lover… and this lead to the inevitable question “Do they make cat clothes?”

My immediate response was to scoff.  NO self-respecting cat – or even a cat with no self respect – would EVER be seen in clothes, I said.  Not ever.  It’s not gonna ha…

Oh Hell!

High Society Cat in a Hat

Your common-or-garden working class (possibly French and/or a burglar) Cat in a Hat

A cat with high expectations of what he will be when he grows up

A cat who has taken to heart the notion that all cats are the queen bee

Who are these two handsome felines?
Elementary my dear pusskins – Sherlock and Dr Watson

May I introduce to you
King Whiskerworth of Paws and Lady Mewlington Scratch

it’s not easy being green…

I am now away to take my medication and try not to have nightmares, although I fear I will fail and the night will be long.

Oh the horrors.

~ Lady Dianne ‘Catlady’ Whiskerworth Scratch

Find more fantastic cat creations here:

http://whatifcatsworepeopleclothes.tumblr.com/

http://www.petoffice.co.jp/catprin/english/#akage

http://www.thesophisticatedcat.com/cat_clothes/index.html

Mental Mut Wear and Dapper Dog Duds

Oh I can’t help myself but be drawn to these ridiculous costumes for dogs.

Let’s be clear – I don’t own a dog;  I have never owned a dog;  I’m not even keen on dogs;  but dog clothes, well now, there I go all of a dither and just can’t help wanting a dog just so I can dress it up.

It’s not right.

It’s an illness, I’m sure.  And I think the only sensible cure might be to get another cat…

But meanwhile, to help me in my road to recovery, here are some of my favourite silly dog costumes:

For the dapper dog about town, this shirt and bow tie combo is an absolute must.

or for the more urban, street dog we can go jeans and hoodie …

and we mustn’t forget the hippie carrot-munching love and peace dog – he needs cool clothes too.

For the working dog: this is for the undercover dog on secret operations at the local zoo

and if your dog is looking at a career in time travel, then this is a must!

Weiner dog? Hot dog? Taco Dog?  Undercover ops at the local kebab house?  Who knows, but it’s fabulous!

Oh, they horrify me and bring me joy all at once.  Whatever next!

~Dianne

Some great dog clothes can be found here:

http://www.smalldogclothes.co.uk/animal-planet-halloween-dog-pet-costume-raptor-small/

http://www.mainstreetdog.com/2008/01/15/designer-dog-clothes-accessories/

http://www.alliedog.co.nz/

http://dog-e-style.co.nz/

 

Auction time over at mooandflo on Facebook

ImageA once in a blue moon sale of goodies over at mooandflo – things starting from 50c (NZ)

Kids’ clothes from $3

Kids’ slip-on shoes from $5

Bags from $8

Jewellery under $10

Wallets from $3

Cuddly toys from $4

Go see!  

Better still, GO BID 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/MooAndFlo

Cute Colourful Dresses

It’s been another good sewing week, and my favourite pieces are these bright and colourful frocks I’ve made.

It’s a no-brainer that I’d fall in love with the giraffe frock, since I have a rather sizeable giraffe obsession, but even accounting for that, you have to admit this fabric is just divine.  I’d like to thank my gorgeous friend Alice for gifting it to me – she is just the best.

Happy Giraffes Dress

The rangoli dress is made from a panel I found in a sale and just couldn’t resist.  I just adore it, not least of all because of the sassy strip down the back.  Wouldn’t that bring a bit of oomph to the cold winter months?

Rangoli Dress (front and back)

If you want to one of these dresses, or want to peek at my other creations, just pop over to mooandflo’s online shop.

Thank you, happy stitching,  Dianne

Mooandflo Facebook Giveaway

You should know by now that I like a wee competition or giveaway now and then, so here’s the latest fun.

You have to look at the mooandflo catwalk on Facebook and tell me which of the pics is your favourite.

That’s it!  Easy.

HOW TO VOTE

You can

– whichever method you choose, make sure you are very clear which pic it is you are voting for.

You can vote more than once, but you can only vote for each picture one time.

You can ask friends and family to vote too.

No-one has to like the page in order to vote.

WINNERS

The winners will be the pic with the most comments (by any method) and the comment that we like the most.

PRIZE

Winners will get a wee goodie pack from mooandflo.

CLOSING DATE

Entries close on Thursday 3rd May, 9pm NZ time.

Cat in the Hat goes into Space!

I’ve been nose down at Doris and Dotty ( the overlocker and sewing machine, for those of you not in the know) and have whipped up heaps of new trousers this week.

I’ve got pocket ones, frilly ones and even shark ones, but my faves at the moment are the rocket pants…

Cat in teh Hat Rocekt Trousers by mooandflo

There you go, that’s a small sneaky peek of what I’ve been up to.  If you fancy buying them, go to the shop – or just tell your friends about the fun things here at mooandflo!

Thank you, Dianne

Winter is Fancy Pants Time

The cold weather is slowly sneaking up on us here in New Zealand, and whilst a few hardy folk will steel themselves and wear jandals right through to next summer, for most of us the dark nights herald thermal vests, warm cardigans and long trousers.

This is good news for mooandflo, because I love making exciting trousers, fancy pants, and loony longs!  There’s nothing better than sewing fun pockets  or kooky frills onto a seemingly normal pair of denims or cords, transforming them into something that raises a smile and brings a bit of yippeeee into our lives.

With this in mind, I’ve embarked on a range of fun Carnival Pants with lovely flounces and frills around the bottom, invoking a bit of Brazil, a warmer climate, and a whole lot of dancing and fun.

carnival pants with antique rose frill

carnival pants with antique rose frill

carnival pants red and green frill by mooandflo

carnival pants with minty apple frill

carnival pants with sassy striped frill

carnival pants with sassy striped frill

carnival pants with strawberry  frill

carnival pants with strawberry frill

This is just a little sample of the trousers that will be coming up, so keep popping back and what on earth I’ll come up with next!

Until then, Ay Carumba!

Dianne (flo) – mooandflo

Top Trousers and Party Pants

I am making children’s trousers today, in all manner of fabrics, huge pockets, and frills.  Kids love bold trousers, big pockets for toys and a bit of joy in their clothing, and who can go wrong with clients like that?  What fun!

Anyway, there I was in trouser mode and so I thought I’d have a little look at what kinds of crazy trousers there are out there already it the loony world of the web, and boy oh boy, I found some doozies.

ciminy, you'd not get lost in a crowd in these

ciminy, you'd not get lost in a crowd in these

These dotty numbers are apparently all the rage for golfing in, although I’m not sure any of my golfing mates will be strutting around the links in them any time soon.  Well, not sober, anyway.  Would you wear them?

I’m thinking they’d be great for skiing or hiking in remote places, because there is no way on earth you’d be missed by the rescue helicopters if you were wearing those.  Maybe it’s a marketing strategy the makers need to investigate.

If spots and dots are not your thing, what about these fabulous trou’, called the Shagadelics?

Pant-tastic

Pant-tastic

Now, again, I don’t know any men that would wear these (or do I?) but I am quite sure at least two or three of my girlfriends would totally rock those babies.  You know who you are.

And if I had my 25 year old legs and not these ‘ah-hem-ty’-five’ year old ones, I’d even wear them myself.  As it is, my thighs are so wide that if I wore them now I’d look like a single bed, possibly a double.  Still, one can dream.

Yeah baby.

Farmer Giles was the envy of all the sheep

Farmer Giles was the envy of all the sheep

For those brave, nay crazy souls, with great legs, what about a pair of harem pants to show off your tanned pins?  I think they could really catch on in rural New Zealand.  I wonder if we could get male farmers into them in the summer weather – they’d give sun cover (slip, slap,slop) and let the air in all at once – surely the perfect outdoor work trouser?

No?  Sheesh you are just no fun at all today!

Okay, then I will leave you with THE best trousers in the whole wide world – the only pair that matter, and the pair anyone who is anyone at all should have:

Sing along now everyone… Hammertime

MC Hammer Pants

MC Hammer Pants

 

 

Groovy golf trousers can be found at http://www.loudmouthgolf.com/