Category Archive: secondhand

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

Who says weddings are expensive?

No, no… not MY wedding! Ha! I’m talking about OTHER PEOPLE’S ceremonies and how pricey it can be attending them because of the costs involved in getting a new outfit and so on.… Continue reading

The skin-ny on sewing leather

Although opshopping is a bit like pot luck, there is one category of clothing you are guaranteed to find: leather. I’m not sure whether there is any data about which pieces opshops find the most… Continue reading

Back-to-front blouse

Around about the time I started this blog, back in 2010, I bought this blouse from an opshop. The colours and pattern had me hooked (they’re kind of so bad that they’re good)… Continue reading

The caftan story continues

Hello! It’s your local crazy cat lady here, reporting on even more ways to refashion a caftan (so you can give your cat-walking outfits some variety, of course). You might remember that after… Continue reading

Shorts for all seasons

Have you heard the expression “aspirational fashion”? It’s used to refer to ridiculously glamorous and expensive fashion which the admirer would never wear in real life, due to their social and/or financial circumstances.… Continue reading

Green spring clean

Spring is here (although you’d be forgiven for not noticing if you’re in Melbourne) and theoretically, that means spring cleaning. I never seem to have time for a really thorough clean-out, but, as… Continue reading