Wardrobe V Pantry

Recently featured as part of a series of fashion related talks at the National Gallery of Victoria were the Melbourne based authors of WARDROBE V PANTRY who match photographs of fashion with food.

 So how hard can this be?....well, as it turns out, very! It was so hard in fact, that I gave up and started screen shopping.

So above a new cushion cover pattern I'm working on called POWDER PUFF and, after hours and hours of searching, it's food handbag nemesis c/o Dolce & Gabbana....chosen mostly because I just want one!

The POWDER PUFF shown is made from a selection of vintage feedsack fabrics found at L'uccello.  For the inner I re-purposed an old feather doona (feathers everywhere!); the bias binding used for the edge also came from L'uccello.  

The pattern for the POWDER PUFF will be released shortly.



Found at L'uccello last week some guitar playing sailor buttons from the 1930's which I've used to finish a new version of the POCKET TOP (pattern coming soon).


If you're looking for unique and/or vintage accessories L'uccello is definitely a great place to go hunting.  Not sure where the hats will end up....they would make fabulous rings!

L'uccello is located in room 5, level 2 of the Nicholas Building on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane. 



Girly versions of a new cushion cover pattern I'm working on called THE SQUARE. These covers are made out of a collection of vintage feedsacks found at L'uccello in Melbourne.

Kim will be taking a large number to the Australasian Quilt Convention in April ....run, don't walk, these utterly beautiful fabrics will be gone in the blink of an eye.

The pattern for THE SQUARE will be released shortly.


Frida Skirt

The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was known for her use of vibrant colours combined with traditional indigenous references; I would describe it as surrealist folk art.

Inspired by her work and style I created the FRIDA SKIRT Fully reversible and with wide hem frills the skirt flips and bounces as you walk....also mighty good for spinning!

The pattern for the FRIDA SKIRT is available in sizes 6-14 from my Etsy shop.  It's worn here with THE BANDEAU and a tie belt (made for the shoot) in linen.  For the skirt I recommend lightweight cottons like the voile fabrics used here.  

I'm in the process of remaking the entire ensemble in a collection of textured blacks (very Melbourne) but I also spied a printed voile called Peanut Butter & Honey (half price right now) which would give the skirt a cool vintage look....magnifique!


Colour Combinations

Prada Fall 2013 collection favourites....

Definitely a colour palette I'll be referencing sometime in the near future, especially the turquoise blue!  The entire collection is beautiful but this section in the middle I found particularly powerful.