Category Archive: sewing challenges

Book giveaway: Stylish Skirts & Basic Black

In each last post of the month this year I’ve been showcasing other people’s work, but this month maybe you’d like to see how I earn a crust (well, at one of my several jobs, that… Continue reading

Fluffy fatale or lady in leather? Why not be both?

As you might remember, my most recent DIY post was all about getting two outfits out of one (if you haven’t seen it, take a look here). It seems to have become the… Continue reading

Elastic waists? Mais oui!

Look what I found at a Vinnies recently! Sonia Rykiel woollen pants for $22 (although I had a Vinnies gift card, so I didn’t even have to pay for them)! Plain black and… Continue reading

If the ’70s aren’t your style, try ’50s fashion

Is it too late to wish you happy new year? I hadn’t intended on such a long blogging break, but various forms of technology conspired against me*, and so I find it’s been… Continue reading

Denim DIY

Regular readers of this blog will know I love a good dress-up with the best of them. However, despite what these posts might indicate, I do actually have other things happening in my… Continue reading

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

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

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

Oh. Sew this is what I’m doing wrong…

A perfect zip every time

 Although I have been sewing for something like a quarter of a century (aggh!), I still feel pretty unqualified to give sewing advice. However, I passed on a tip about how to insert… Continue reading