Tag Archive: leather

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

Leather weather

“Summer time… and the leather is easy” according to the famous song by Ella Fitzgerald (OK, I might have altered a word for my own purposes there). Anyway, it actually is easy to… Continue reading

’70s-style secret agent

As unlikely a career choice as it would be for me, if I were ever to become a secret agent, I have just the right outfit. A tan leather trenchcoat and black patent… Continue reading

Of libraries and leather skirts

These past few weeks have been a blur of translating – books about kimono patterns and moss and a hair salon catalogue all due around the same time have meant I’ve been giving… 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

Little bits of leather

It’s a long, long time since I finished high school, but as I can never throw anything out, scraps of leather from my final VCE Art project are still sitting in my DIY stash. A… Continue reading

Little black dress = little black lifesaver

You might remember a few posts ago that I complained I was frustrated about what to wear in winter. It’s been taking me ages to get dressed in the morning as I agonise about outfits that… Continue reading