Last minute DIY Christmas gift ideas

A few days ago I was listening to a program on the radio which was about how the Victorians (ie those olden-days people, not the state of which Melbourne is the capital) used to… Continue reading

Ruffle-less at Raffles

As regular readers would know, I have enough fabric in my stash to outfit myself for the rest of my life (and probably to kit out everyone else AND their multiple feline familiars at… Continue reading

Beads, tassels and more at Singapore’s Peranakan Museum

As you may have realised if you follow me on Instagram, I was in Singapore for a few days’ holiday recently. Although I’d been there a few times, the last time was 2007… Continue reading

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

And now for some good news

Walk. Sew. Good. news, that is. Amid all the global doom and gloom (you know who what I’m talking about) and personal trials and tribulations (the latest of which was being made redundant)… Continue reading

Indian inspo

Just a quick post today – although the garment featured wasn’t so fast to make, mainly because I kind of made it twice. Eight years ago I went to India and went a bit overboard… Continue reading

Viktor & Rolf & Recycling

Think haute couture and images of haughty models in exquisite ballgowns made from extravagant, exclusive luxury fabrics come to mind. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as Dutch fashion designers Viktor… 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

What Leeyong did next

Once again it’s Monday – the day I usually post – but I didn’t finish the sewing project I was intending to show you. Possibly because I’ve been a bit distracted by the… Continue reading

Japanese jerkin, rejigged

In a case of perfect timing, I’ve finished rejigging my cosy, fleecy Japanese jerkin… just as spring makes its appearance in Melbourne and I theoretically have no need of cosy, fleecy things. Actually, a few… Continue reading