April 2017

Do I have any hobbies? How do I explain and justify my ongoing interest in colour, pattern, form, construction, materials and history….


Melbourne Ruff #2 April’17


Sister Corita (image detail)


Vintage @ Melbourne Grand Prix


Crafty South Melbourne Salvos Store

During the upcoming weeks South Melbourne Salvos Store will be selling a huge selection of fabric remnants and secondhand sewing patterns. South Melbourne is the perfect place for Crafty Folk to visit. Spotlight is just around the corner from the Salvos Store!

July Diary

Brown Street Bespoke at the Vintage Roundup 14 April


Thank you Brown Street Bespoke friends, colleagues and supporters. It is school holidays and at last I have some time to sort out my studio- put away costumes, file paper work and hang up new vintage purchases. And then…….sewing, designing, bedazzling…

Relining Winter Coats

At last Brown Street Bespoke’s favourite winter coat has been relined. It was lined with a ghastly white polyester which I strongly suspect was not the original lining for a 1960’s coat. The lining always felt cold and marked easily. I have relined the the coat with a fine East African cotton print and the sleeves with silk from a kimono. It looks and feels so much better for the upcoming winter.

I think Brown Street Bespoke’s vintage Womble print cotton would make an ideal quirky lining or shell. Email me if you would like a coat/ jacket to have a Womble make over!

Coat Lining