What better time to delve through the archive for vintage pants (3 years old is vintage now).
Above, our first pants pattern, the Glebe Pants! The natural linen ones were my first pair (and the pants that started it all… literally started M&B), then the dark green on the left and the green on the right.
If you squint at the photo on above with the very colourful top you can see the early Willandra Pants that I made and then we put on the back burner for months (I thought I didn’t like them, but my love grew over the months). After the Glebe we released our side-pocketed Sculthorpe Pants next!
Next, the Willandra made it out into the world. I made them in a plum tencel and it was love! Pink wool Glebe joined my wardrobe and we released the Birchgrove Pants (the red ones above)
At some point, the bright pink pants that I made on a whim and which revolutionised my wardrobe and thoughts on colour need to be mentioned.. These pants changed everything.
And I keep filling my wardrobe with Glebe… It’s fair to say that they’re my favourite pants pattern (and so, by default they’re also my favourite M&B pants pattern)!
I’m headed to Wellington later in the month for Camp Boom (a 2-day camp for fatties which I’m both super excited to attend, and very honoured to speak at), and I’m using the travel to justify sewing up a new little capsule!
I’ve shared some info about the travel capsule planning over on the Muna and Broad Patreon, but suffice to say it’s likely going to be a pink, plum and brown affair. I started off with what’s probably the 2nd quickest of my planned makes, which was very stupid. I really should have saved this one for a sweet little pick-me-up at the end of my other, much lengthier makes!
This top is a Muna and Broad Melba Dress which is hacked to have a gathered peplum at the bottom (it’s basically just a top-length version of my hacked/gathered Melba Dress). I gathered the full width of the fabric as a front and back piece for the top and the trial-and-error to get the right hem length reminded me why I so enjoy working directly from patterns instead of making decisions on the fly.
I had 2 metres of this ecovero challis which I got from Blackbird Fabrics in Canada (now sold out but this is similar, as is this), which isn’t a huge amount of fabric when you’re fat. My stash is full of 2 metre pieces and I wish past me had been a but less thrifty sometimes.
Anyway- I was quite taken by this print because it’s low contrast (for my low autumn face) and because the print reminded me of stretch marks. Next time I might crop the top part even more and start the gathers even higher- I can absolutely see a crisp cotton version of this hack where the gathers start closer to the bust apex.