Category Archives: #Fabric

Getting ready for a Christmas Barbie

It appears that this Christmas has seen a revival in ‘Ugly Sweaters‘ or ‘Ugly Jumpers‘ that are knitted and have Christmas overtones. Garish in colour and design, they feature the typical ‘Christmas colours’ of green/red/white and can feature snowflake patterns, … Continue reading

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On Armistice Day – Lest We Forget

Above is part of a collection of World War One (WW1) recruitment posters, (A gift by Horace H.J. Roberts). Over 200 Parliamentary Recruiting Committee and Parliamentary War Saving Committee posters were published before the introduction for conscription in January 1916. … Continue reading

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Just one piece of the major Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a clothing retailer with outlets in Britain, the United States and an independent licencee in Australia. Formerly only a women’s clothier, Jigsaw launched their menswear range in 2012. The company is based on Mortlake Road in Kew, south west London and has 47 outlets across … Continue reading

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Alannah Alarmer!

If you’re a “girly” girl like me, you will be sobbing into your lace and bead-trimmed floral hanky. Australian fashion designer Alannah Hill, has announced splitsville from her label “Alannah Hill“, which she started nearly 20 years ago. What once … Continue reading

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You can’t embroider upon anything further than this…

Melbourne fashion designer, Anthea Crawford began her career in the fashion industry at the young age of 16, originating in the Flinders Lane fashion houses that are still sought-out today. The start to her career was just the beginning of … Continue reading

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Je suis Parisienne

This sample is from a summer cotton print in the Parisian style, from the House of Simona, which is a family run business renowned for showcasing timeless designs, sophisticated style, superior cut and outstanding quality for the ever-so stylish, Australian … Continue reading

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Florelei

Not sure if I have just invented a new word or not – but florelei (pron. like Lorelei) covers all things floral (guys, you can read that as girly). I am a sucker for a great floral pattern, be it … Continue reading

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