Tag Archive: sewing

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

The caftan story continues

Hello! It’s your local crazy cat lady here, reporting on even more ways to refashion a caftan (so you can give your cat-walking outfits some variety, of course). You might remember that after… Continue reading

How to join the Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution Week is upon us again, which means it’s time to think about the people and processes behind your clothes and how we can all do better (although it’s really something to… Continue reading

Saiorse Ronan and her suitcase

Have you seen Brooklyn yet? I finally got to see it this weekend and can fully concur with all the reviews about it being a heart-wrenching depiction of migration, love, life and life choices. However,… Continue reading

If you don’t like it then you shoulda put a ruffle on it #2*

Nearly three years ago, I promised I’d show you a dress I bought at an opshop. In yet another case of “better late than never”, here it is. It didn’t start life looking… Continue reading

Zero-waste (and nearly zero-waist) dress

You might have seen this photo last week if you follow me on Instagram, but I thought I’d share it here because it makes a nice change from my usual selfies in front of… Continue reading

Holiday dressing at home

The concept of “holiday dressing” these days conjures up beautiful Instagram flat lays of carefully chosen designer pieces that evoke the spirit of the travel destination: photogenic bikinis, straw hats and sarongs for… Continue reading

From cover-up to mini-caftan

Whether we like it or not, work tends to have a major influence on how we dress. But it wasn’t my part-time office gig that inspired today’s DIY – rather, it was a story my editor there… Continue reading

Pleats Please me

How was your Christmas? The weather has been so hot and I’ve overeaten so often recently that any DIY project needs to be super simple for me to work up the motivation to… Continue reading