Category Archive: DIY ideas

MSFW: Do try this at home #1

Things move so fast in the fashion world that what was hot yesterday is passe by tomorrow. So forgive me for not getting around to posting anything from MSFW until now, but what… Continue reading

Add some puff to ready-made stuff

 A few years ago I was very proud of myself for making this pink dress and neckpiece out of a shawl I found for $5 at an op shop. I wouldn’t normally wear… Continue reading

Make do and .. well, make!

Ever got halfway through a sewing project only to find you’ve underestimated the amount of material needed? This is what happened to me when I made this dress. It was once a full,… Continue reading

Stealing DIY ideas from Chris

 Melbourne is a big city in some ways, but in others it’s such a small world. I tend to bump into the same people a lot at shop openings and launch parties –… Continue reading

Put a peplum on it

Hello sewing types! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a DIY but hopefully this one will make up for that. It’s also about how to easily take an outfit from work-safe… Continue reading

If only I’d listened in maths classes…

…Then I might be able to work out how to make this.  I spotted this pic on Hanneli Mustaparta’s blog ages ago and have been fiddling around with bits of old blanket trying… Continue reading

Run Melbourne!

 Look what Berri Drum from Hand Hook Yarn crocheted for me! Panda ears!  Um, why? Because I’m taking part in Run Melbourne this Sunday to raise funds for WWF, which, as you would… Continue reading

DIY – the prequel

 Love them or hate them, prequels seem to be a part of life these days. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon to show you what one of my potential DIYs looks… Continue reading

Circle skirts seam like a good idea

I know, fellow Melburnians, it really isn’t the right weather to be gadding about in this summery clothes combo. But I wanted to show you this skirt I made a few months ago… Continue reading

Little China girl

We all know that time flies, but this was made particularly obvious to me when I completed a DIY project and went looking for the “before” picture. “Surely I only thought up this project a… Continue reading