Category Archive: DIY

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

Peruvian Pink

Winter is my least favourite season. I’d planned to escape to warmer climes somewhere in South or Central America this year to avoid months on end of feet like ice blocks, but somehow… Continue reading

From grunge to goddess

Visiting the accountant to go over my income tax return is never something I look forward to. However, the knowledge that there are FOUR opshops just metres from said accountant’s office helps make… Continue reading

Chloe the Quarterback

Are you often put off opshop garments because they have huge shoulder pads that make you look like an American football player?I found this dress (labelled “Chloe” … but made in New Zealand!)… Continue reading

Deborah Wurrkidj’s design as a dress

  Not too long ago, I found this fabric for $3 at an opshop (where else!?). As its designer, indigenous artist Deborah Wurrkidj, and the Babbarra Women’s Centre were credited along the selvedge, it was… Continue reading

Taking a chance on pants: part 2

So you might have noticed I haven’t posted for a while. That’s because I haven’t actually made anything since the last post – but I have done a bit of opshopping! I seem… Continue reading

Red + recycling = Melbourne Cup magic

  Living in Melbourne and loving fashion as I do, it’s hard not to get swept up in the magic of the Spring Racing Carnival. So when Estelle asked me to be her… Continue reading

Bodycon & braiding

It’s been quite a few years since I got all frocked up in a DIY dress for the Spring Racing Carnival … and I have no plans to do it this year either… Continue reading