Tag Archive: sewing

Embroidery and elegance

As much as I adore summer, days of 40+ degrees pose something of a challenge. How to stay cool and still retain even a semblance of non-sweaty elegance? Wear a dress made out… 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

Big black dress; big styling potential

Although I’m not usually one to wear much black, I couldn’t ignore the potential of this dress when I found it at Vinnies recently for around $8. Even though it pretty much looked… 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

DIY drama: Chinese opera coat

When I’m in need of everyday-type procrastination, I rummage through The Fabric Stash On The Floor In The Spare Room. But for special occasions, I treat myself to a rummage through The Fabric… Continue reading

Belts: a waist of styling time?

A few days ago I was asked to answer some questions for a future magazine article about eco fashion influencers (I know! How flattering that I apparently fall into that category!). One of… Continue reading

Retro-fitting retro style #2

OK, so I know this looks like just an excuse to post photos of this dress yet again (this is the third consecutive post it has featured in!) and I admit I am… Continue reading

VAMFF 2017: what I wore

VAMFF is over for another year and it’s back to working at home in ugly trackies and old T-shirts for this little black duck. But no one wants to see that! So I thought I’d show… Continue reading