Tag 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

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

Share More. Wear More. Fashion for good.

As you may be aware, this week is Fashion Revolution Week. That means there are events on all around the world with the common goal of changing the current fashion system for the… 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

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

Two types of turban

I’ve been somewhat slack with the old blogging bizzo lately, haven’t I? This is maybe because I have been out and about the past few weekends, what with Open House Melbourne and staycations… Continue reading

Stocking up on simple DIY style … again

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may recall that I once suggested using a piece of old stocking to make a headscarf. Well, I’ve had a few years to… Continue reading

Adventures in African style

OK, so I’m about to show you a fairly miraculous transformation in this post, but first things first, meet my latest catsitting client. How cute is she, despite looking a bit disgruntled in this… Continue reading

Stripes in silk

Quite some time ago I bought a long silk skirt that looked like this* (and also like this). Now it looks like this. Not so different, really, but I’m hoping to get more wear… Continue reading