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!


Some great dog clothes can be found here:



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?



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