Singapore Airlines stylin’

Welcome to Singapore Airlines flight 2017. I’ll be your friendly attendant for today, if I can actually move wearing my uniform… OK, so this batik outfit probably wasn’t ever worn to serve cocktails in… Continue reading

Oilskin: from ugly to ooh la la!

Finding hideously ugly items at opshops never fails to bring a smile to my face… so who knows why I’m not laughing my head off here.  I found this monstrosity at Vinnies for $8 and… Continue reading

Jumping into January

Actually, thanks to the crazy hot weather, there hasn’t been a whole lot of jumping going on here. It would be more apt to say I’ve slid sweatily and lethargically into the new… Continue reading

Last minute DIY Christmas gift ideas

A few days ago I was listening to a program on the radio which was about how the Victorians (ie those olden-days people, not the state of which Melbourne is the capital) used to… Continue reading

Ruffle-less at Raffles

As regular readers would know, I have enough fabric in my stash to outfit myself for the rest of my life (and probably to kit out everyone else AND their multiple feline familiars at… Continue reading

Beads, tassels and more at Singapore’s Peranakan Museum

As you may have realised if you follow me on Instagram, I was in Singapore for a few days’ holiday recently. Although I’d been there a few times, the last time was 2007… Continue reading

Dressing up a dressing gown

Who would have thought it? I’ve actually finished off a makeover only a few weeks after I showed you the original. Namely, this Chinese dressing gown-style multi-tasker. Confused? Don’t remember seeing the original? This might… Continue reading

And now for some good news

Walk. Sew. Good. news, that is. Amid all the global doom and gloom (you know who what I’m talking about) and personal trials and tribulations (the latest of which was being made redundant)… Continue reading

Indian inspo

Just a quick post today – although the garment featured wasn’t so fast to make, mainly because I kind of made it twice. Eight years ago I went to India and went a bit overboard… Continue reading

Viktor & Rolf & Recycling

Think haute couture and images of haughty models in exquisite ballgowns made from extravagant, exclusive luxury fabrics come to mind. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as Dutch fashion designers Viktor… Continue reading