Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Custom Made

In addition to the handmade collections I design and make for Poppet I also create one-off pieces for my lovely customers in need of something specific.
This dress was made for Alice.....she came into the shop, fabric in hand and said "I would like a 50's inspired sleeveless dress that is both fun and elegant...and can work for both day and night" (I am paraphrasing but it did go something like that!)
So a few measurements and sketches later we came up with the perfect design and I was left to do the making.....and this is how it turned out

The fabric is a slightly stretchy cotton with small white spots. It has a fully lined bodice and gathered skirt. I think it came out perfect and I'm a little sad to see it go to its new home (I might just have to make myself a similar one!)

If you have something specific that you want made....come visit me at Poppet or send me an email and we'll see what we can do....Yay

Monday, March 29, 2010


Hey Folks.....I am now on Twitter....I still don't quite understand it....and I'm a little reluctant to tweet things....but I'll get better.
If you wanna follow me that'd be swell :)

There is a button right on the side of this blog.....also follow me on the facebook....you'll like it! yay

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Poppet in Print

The other day I picked up Bark Mag, which is a new magazine made in Melbourne. It is all about the art, music, fashion and good things happening in this fine city.......and I was in it!

Click to get a bigger version if you wanna read it! note...the red circling around text is a thing they do in this magazine....I didn't feel the need to highlight specific phrases about myself :) haha

Also....this is from last year....from the fantastic Peppermint magazine.

Phoebe...aka Lady Melbourne, chose Poppet as the setting for her photo shoot, and also chose to wear a Poppet signature handmade dress....and boy did she look cute in it!

That's all for now folks! I gotta get back to work

Friday, March 19, 2010

Super Sale!

Poppet is having a really big sale! You should come along.
20-80% off all vintage clothing
$20 rack of dresses
$10 bargain baskets

So many amazing deals to be had....these prices suggest that perhaps I've gone crazy....don't worry, I haven't...I just want you all to come say hello and pick up some bargains.

Poppet: 123 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North
open Thur-Sun 10.30-5
ends Sunday 11th April

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

High Tea!

Last Sunday I had the enjoyable task of attending high tea at the Park Hyatt with some charming vintage bloggers and enthusiasts!
This stylish gathering was organised by the lovely Nicole from Circa Vintage as a welcome for her new assistant manager Carly, and a chance for us to all meet up and talk about what we love.
I had never been to a high tea before, and I was a little nervous about going somewhere so fancy (I had to consult my friends before hand to determine if it would be inappropriate to order a cola instead of tea or coffee....haha, they said it would be a-ok....I love cola!)
There was cute little sandwiches, delicious mini lemon tarts, brownies....mmmm....and scones with jam and cream! Scrumptious.

Ester from Kitty's Drawings, Marianne from Esme and the Laneway, Carly (new assistant manager new at Circa Vintage) Julie from Ballarat Vintage Style (her dress was breathtaking, and I was super jealous of her cute short hair) Claire from HarbourMaster, Maria from Vintage Suburbia, Super Kawaii Mama, Nicole from Circa Vintage, Fiona (burlesque dancer and employee at Circa) and me.

It was a wonderful afternoon, thanks so much to Nicole for organising it.
Also, we got goodie bags! yippie, mine had a beautiful scarf, strand of bead and an adorable pocket mirror all from the amazing Circa....what a treat!

For such a fancy occasion I thought I really should whip up a new frock to wear. I used a black matt satin with a cute floral net overlay.....and of course threw in a big collar and belt with a vintage buckle! yay....it is very me and I absolutely love it :)

secret: there is going to be quite a similar style dress coming up in the new winter collection!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

So many short shorts!

I have been a busy lady lately! busy making lots of lovely new clothes for the shop.

There is 3 more blue dresses (this is the last of the fabric so get in quick) And lots of cute shorty shorts, in different colours too :)

I redrafted my shorts pattern to have nice deep front pockets....yay for pockets.

This vintage floral fabric looks adorable :)

And last but not least....yellow shorts with button detail!
I have been also busy toiling on other projects....but that is a secret for another time :)