Category Archive: DIY ideas

A singlet changes its spots

Have you ever worn a garment made from modal before? This cloth keeps its cool even on a hot summer’s day and has a great reputation as an eco-friendly fabric, as well as… Continue reading

The incredible shrinking jumper

You may wonder where I am and what exactly I’m doing in this shot. All will be revealed in the very near future (that is, if you haven’t already seen my weekend Instagrams… Continue reading

Woodblock workshop

As regular readers will know, I’m a big fan of anything DIY, but it’s not often that I get to try my hand at things other than clothes or accessories. So I was… Continue reading

Hollywood Costume at ACMI

Looking for an escape on a cold winter’s day in Melbourne? (This green dress from Atonement isn’t exactly appropriate for chilly weather, but it certainly is gorgeous!) Well, you could go to a… Continue reading

Knitwit, old-school style

Some girls get their grandmother’s diamonds, others get pearls handed down to them. I, on the other hand, scored something that to me is far more valuable, namely, a Paton’s knitting and crocheting… Continue reading

Autumn – the season for sewing

What season is it in your part of the world? Here in Melbourne the past few days have been more like spring, but as it’s officially very late autumn, I thought I should… Continue reading

DIY – stick with it!

This would have to be the easiest and cheapest (ie free) DIY ever. But for those of you who like instructions, here’s the how-to.1. Go into your backyard, or somewhere where there are… Continue reading

Scottish Samurai style

In my last post, I showed you a few of my outfits from LMFF and promised I’d give you a closer look at this neckpiece.  It’s a bit hard to tell what exactly… Continue reading

LMFF: Pier pressure

It was a whirlwind week, but LMFF is over for another year. Did you make it to any of the shows? If not, here’s the action you missed – away from the runway*.… Continue reading

Got a minute?

 If you have about 60 seconds, a scrap of lace or braid, a pair of scissors and some bobby pins, then you’re all ready for the quickest and easiest DIY ever.  I wasn’t… Continue reading