Category Archive: showing off my sewing skills

The skinny on sewing leather #2

The pencil skirt is an extremely flattering garment, which is why I gave this leather skirt a go last year (that, and the fact that it only cost $2!). Unfortunately, the leather at the… Continue reading

Working the day shift

When was the last time you heard someone ask “do you have a hobby?”. “Hobby” sounds so quaint, doesn’t it? I think the last time I heard it used seriously was in my Japanese language… Continue reading

What a maharani wears on her day off

It’s a good question, don’t you think? What DO exotic royal ladies wear and what do they get up to when they’re not ruling kingdoms? In the nation over which I rule (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

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

Triple the thrifty holiday fun!

Can you believe it’s JULY already, people? Where on earth does the time go? This time last week I was sitting on a beach in Bali, and now here I am back in… Continue reading

Batik for Bali

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m off overseas this week. Here’s my holiday wardrobe… I’m quite proud of myself as it’s nearly all either DIY or op-shop stuff, including this white… Continue reading

The incredible shrinking jumper

You may wonder where I am and what exactly I’m doing in this shot. All will be revealed in the very near future (that is, if you haven’t already seen my weekend Instagrams… Continue reading

Autumn – the season for sewing

What season is it in your part of the world? Here in Melbourne the past few days have been more like spring, but as it’s officially very late autumn, I thought I should… Continue reading

LMFF: Pier pressure

It was a whirlwind week, but LMFF is over for another year. Did you make it to any of the shows? If not, here’s the action you missed – away from the runway*.… Continue reading