If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I picked up the fabric for this skirt at Savers. When I say ‘fabric’ I mean it was actually a tablecloth that I spied for all of $5.99.
Can you make a (beautiful) fascinator for the races for under $20?
I’m here to tell you that you can, and that there is no sewing, stitching or millinery skills required. Amazing right?!
I always like to find ‘do-it-yourself’ options, specially when it comes to on trend items that may only find their way into your wardrobe for one season. I thought I’d try my hand at a maxi skirt and black wasn’t going to be such a disaster if it didn’t work out. I’m very pleased to say that it did AND you can probably make it even if you can’t sew. Behold….
I’m a huge Alison Goldfrapp fan, so it was when I re-discovered ‘Black Cherry’ the other day after many years of it sitting at the back of a cabinet I fell in love with the red glittered heels that feature on the back cover.
Deciding that as I’m a DIY girl I could make my own pair, so I went to K-mart and bought a cheap pair or $20 heels.
This is somewhat of a new purchase for me, in that I actually bought the item, brand new. I don’t always shop second hand but I realised lately that I don’t mention the new clothes that I buy as often as I do my op-shop or vintage finds. I don’t normally wear a kimono sleeve but I was attracted by the dramatic print of the dress and of course it is now the most comfortable dress I own.
I’ve been wondering whether or not to sell these camisoles because they are original and one off, but then, they are simply languishing in my studio at the moment so I thought why not put them out there?
Before Lady Melbourne when I had my own accessories label, I dabbled in a couple of ranges of camisoles hand made in Melbourne from vintage fabrics. They sold well, I only ever used the same design but different, beautiful fabrics.