Granny squares are go!

  My grandma was a crafty lady. She could sew, tat, crochet, knit, quill, and do all manner of other handicrafts as well as make a mean lemon meringue pie, roll perfect spheres… Continue reading

Isewlation achievement

Two months ago, I had grand plans for all the clothes I was going to fix/make/customise during COVID-19 lockdown. Back then, I thought I’d be posting here at least every fortnight, making great… Continue reading

From “just lining” to amazing A-line

Who remembers the blog post I did about this dress? Probably no one, because I didn’t do a blog post about it. I have also lost the “before” photos because they were on… Continue reading

Fashion rationed: wardrobe woes go viral

EXCLUSIVE Australians are being forced to take desperate measures as coronavirus prevents factories in China from filling and shipping clothing orders for the Autumn/Winter 2020 season. Several fast fashion chains have stated that… Continue reading

Boro’d time

Don’t I look young in this picture? That’s because it is from three years ago. Yes, back in 2016 I started altering this child’s kimono* that I brought back from Tokyo some time… Continue reading

Textiles and other treasures from my travels

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Somehow nearly a year has passed since I posted on this blog. I blame Instagram… I mean, does anyone even read blogs any more? If you’re… Continue reading

Spot the difference

Sometimes, when opshopping, I find garments that really make me wonder what the designer was thinking. Case in point, this yellow and black polka dot number. Behold… the “before” photos. Admittedly, it was… Continue reading

Tales of a table runner

Normally, I wouldn’t describe myself as a particularly argumentative person, but when I saw this stripy, woven, fringed textile in an opshop labelled as a table runner, I thought “what!? It’s a skirt!”… Continue reading

Leopard legwear

As much as I love fiddling with garments to make them fit me and my fashion needs, sometimes a quick fix is all I can be bothered with. So I didn’t overthink things… Continue reading

Patch Perfect

As much as I’d like to believe that the universe gives you what you ask for, I haven’t often found it to be true. But I’d been in the mood for 70s styling… Continue reading