The wonders of a $1 op shop dress.

There was this one time, I bought a dress from an op shop, for $1.

Aaaaaaaand ta-da!!! I fixed it up a little and it actually looks okay 🙂

It’s just a Target dress, but I think it must be quite old because it is made with reasonable fabric (none of this awful stuff they use today!!). Said size 12 on the tag, and I had to take it in at the sides because I’m an 8. I also added the white bow around the middle as a belt, just as a nice touch.


Good times have been had in this dress. Worth every cent of the dollar it was worth.



Cheers to my friend Kara for taking these photos.


Inspired by a cape I found online from Nadinoo (see Life is sew hard.), I made this lovely blue hooded cloak that I am labelling my “Playcloak”… Mainly, this is because I will never work up the nerve to wear it out in public I think. I mean, it’s a bit ridiculous, let’s be honest here. BUT it is warm and comfortable and I feel like a fairytale character wearing it 🙂 (I actually did try to do a red one, but the red fabric they had wasn’t very nice).

I think once I am a bit more experienced I will attempt the cloak again. Even though there was only like 5 pieces to sew together, it is hard work! I would like to add bows and cute things as well.

It is warm in here.

Overall, pretty pleased with the result. The material is quite a nice blue and it feels so warm and soft inside!! Perfect for these chilly days we are having at the moment.

P.S. Thankyou to Josh for keeping your promise and taking these photos for me 😀 Whataguy!

Nice and easy to wear 🙂

Be inspired.

Okay, first of all, last few posts have been rubbish. Let’s just accept it, shed a tear or two of disappointment, and move on.


Thankyou to garbethegoddess, I have been inspired to share my inspiration on here! I keep a notebook of inspirational pictures and things I see in magazines that I become obsessed with and can’t get out of my head. So here are a few snippets.

Gorgeous clothes from Nadinoo

These pictures were from a spread on Nadinoo in Frankie Magazine. Good times had by all! I love the colours and the cuteness 🙂

This is a mixture of pictures from the same Nadinoo spread and some pictures from Peppermint magazine. Let’s be honest here, I just have to mention these magazines so I come across as an indie/hipster girl. But seriously I love magazines! Especially what they’re all about these days with thick matte finish paper stock. Mmmmm it smells so good! And it is nice to have something solid to hold in your hands and flick through. Beats the Internet any day of the WEEK!!

I could make these dresses!

Frankie had a section on old-fashioned op shop dresses, and yeah, I liked some of the finds 🙂

That is a dress, right there.

Bahaha!!! Me. What a crazy kid.