Busy Bee!

Friday, 30 November 2012



I have been a little busy lately... But here is a photo of my outfit yesterday. I just popped down to the post office and supermarket but I felt fabulous.

As you may know my talented mum made me this dress. I'm going to use this pattern again and make a dress using some really sweet cherry print fabric I recently bought!

I'm not enjoying the really hot Sydney weather, I miss winter already!

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The Waterfront!

Friday, 23 November 2012

I just want to share some photos of the waterfront where I take my dogs walking quite a lot.

We have a big long pathway to go walking on, lots of people take their dogs here, people use it to go bicycle riding and just have a nice time as it's such a beautiful, peaceful place to be.

The clouds looked so interesting today and got some lovely photos!

Look at Leo having the best time ever!

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My latest Sewing Project!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Hi everyone,

Wow three blog posts over two days! You can tell that I have finished university... I completed this dress a couple of days ago. I used a vintage 1950s pattern and vintage fabric!

It's just a simple dress, nothing complicated and a good dress made with light fabric for hot Australian summer days. I could wear it to the beach or to cafes after the beach - it's a simple casual, throw-over dress for the warmer weather.

I'm starting to make something a little more fancier and tailored now though.

I made the version on the right, however, I decided not to put pockets on the dress, maybe next time.
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Delicate Little Flowers

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Over the last two days I made a vintage inspired floral fascinator.

I've always wanted to have my own 1950s style floral hat/fascinator and after gaining some inspiration online I set off to Lincraft and Spotlight knowing exactly what I wanted!

I was after delicate flowers of various colours, I wanted it to be feminine, pretty, fun and reminiscent of the beautiful floral hats worn by women in the 1950s.

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Out and About!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

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Hi everyone!

I recently went to a local fundraiser and saw a local production of Grease... Here are some photos!
 Hell Bunny Ursula Dress and my 1950s beaded/tapestry purse

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Photos of my Grandma (1950s) - Part 1

Monday, 12 November 2012

Hello everyone!

I am going to share some lovely photos of my Grandma and her friends from the 1950s.

Most of her clothes were homemade, as a lot of women did make their own dresses back in the day.

Grandma was a fun and adventurous young women who loved to go on tours to meet new people and make friends along the way... She adored dresses and pretty things too.

I think we look quite similar!

I'll be posting a series of photos on the blog over time, enjoy!

Grandma looking lovely in a pretty dress!
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Once upon a time...

I went to a local op-shop and found a brand new YSL bustier with high quality metal garter clips and it only cost a magical $15!

I couldn't believe my luck and it is like a dream to wear... 

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A Quick Outfit Post!

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Hi everyone,

Here is a quick outfit post... The nautical shirt is vintage and the blue skirt is a modern ex-army skirt from a camping/army clothing recycle shop!

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A Peaceful Old House

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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Hi everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posts... I'm still busy with university! I have one more report to finish and then I am done with university forever!

I have been continuing with my work placement at a local newspaper publication and have had the opportunity to write articles (amongst other various things). I am quite excited as I have been listed as a journalist in the last few newspapers I have worked on.

I've tried to find time for sewing and have started working on a dress using a vintage pattern and fabric and will post photos once I get the chance to finish it.

Here are some photos of myself hanging out in this old house where my father has been working and renovating for his customers. I wanted to get a couple of photos in the kitchen before it gets modernised... I might be able to keep the funky cupboards.

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Glamour Girl!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Hi everyone,

I'd like to share some photos from my recent photoshoot I had a couple of months ago. I used all of my own clothing and props! :)

 My R&K Original 1950s vintage dress

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