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My lace tablecloth skirt

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.

DIY Fascinator for under $20!

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?!

Lady Melbourne’s DIY Maxi Skirt

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….

There’s no place like home…

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.

Kimono sleeves: Lady Melbourne says knowing what fits you makes the world of difference

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.

From the archives: A time before Lady Melbourne

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.