Category Archive: DIY ideas

Oriental Express

 I’m sure by now that if you’ve read a few posts of mine, you’ll realise that I’m rather partial to fiddling with all sorts of ethnic dress to make it more fashion-y. Somewhat… Continue reading

T-dress times two

Do you remember this dress?   More to the point, did I ever actually post about the original refashioning that I did on it? I was sure I had, which is why I didn’t… Continue reading

Refashioning ethnic dress is not a sinh!

Remember I told you about my trip to the Talat Sao in Vientiane? Well, this was one of the things I purchased there. It’s a vintage sinh*, apparently from the Houa Phan region,… Continue reading

Three ways with a T-dress

Many years ago, I bought this oversized printed T-top while on holiday in Malaysia. It made a handy mini dress or beach cover-up, which is how I used it for a while.  But… Continue reading

Ballet & Fashion at the NGV

Vanessa LEYONHJELM (designer): Justine Summers in Tutu and headdress 1994 Divergence, choreographed by Stanton Welch, The Australian Ballet, 1994 The Australian Ballet Collection, Melbourne Photo: Jim McFarlane  Summer in Melbourne can only mean… Continue reading

Crop & Tails to kick off 2013

Happy 2013! Did you enjoy your holidays? I’ve just got back from a week in Laos, which I will post about later, but I thought I would kick off the new year with… Continue reading

From tent dress to temptress (?!)

 As regular readers of this blog would know, I’m rather partial to batik and African prints. So there was no way I was going to pass up this tent… er… dress… when I… Continue reading

Lengths & weaknesses

Hello! Have you entered my giveaway yet? Get to it, you have until Wednesday and it’s super simple.  And now back to my regular broadcast. It’s been a while since I’ve posted about… Continue reading

Home Crafts: DIY ’70s style

As you might have noticed, I haven’t managed any DIY projects lately. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about them though! I don’t usually attempt interior DIYs but this book I found… Continue reading

Kaviar for the hair

How’s your festive season schedule looking? I know, it’s still nearly two months until Christmas, but it never hurts to be prepared (not that I usually am…) with some inspiration! I found this… Continue reading