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

Some Super Size 3 Dresses

I finally had time to make some new stuff this week and treated myself to making some girls’ dresses in really lovely fabrics.  I made size 3s since there have been a fair few requests for that size lately, but there will have to be some 2s and 4s made soon otherwise there’ll be an insurrection.

Anyway here they are, the new frocks.  I sometimes so wish I had a wee girly all of my own – thank goodness for nieces, cyber nieces, and friends’ kids!

butterfly dress

I guess at some point I should also make some trousers for the boys, too, since winter is just around the corner.

~ Dianne

Girls Love Sharks Too

Why do little girls never get clothes with diggers on?  Or sharks or monsters, or  Lightning McQueen and Thomas the Tank?

I mean, since when have exciting things like that been just for boys?

At mooandflo we just go for it and make monster frocks and shark dresses and even – dare I say it – skirts with Cars on them!  I know – it’s total anarchy here in the Waitakere Ranges.

And here’s the funny thing – they actually sell.  Go figure.  Do you think maybe someone should let the mainstream clothes manufacturers know?

Here are some of the cool girls’ clothes mooandflo have made so far:

mooandflo monster frock

shark frock by mooandflo

Lightning McQueen Skirt - mooandflo

pirate dress by mooandflo

So there you have it – just a small selection of mooandflo  girls’ things with a bit of grrrr and oomph and yo-ho-ho.

Now, boys’ clothes in pink, that’s a whole new thing to tackle…