Lillipilli Lane is Environment l Handmade l Art l Learning l Wellbeing

We do consultancies, teach workshops, present and create handmade wares. Workshops for children and adults in art/environment/wellbeing...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

*Specials In- Store Now*

*Sale Now On, some great bargains to be had*
for a limited time...

This girl's pretty cotton vintage inspired skirt, now $14.95 plus postage


Friday, March 18, 2011

My Creative Space today, fabric necklace

I really enjoyed making this little beauty.  I was itching to try my hand at making one of these and don't you just love the net (ok its a kinda love hate thing really) after searching I found a great little tute over at Froo*Gal and Twirling Betty.  Both just great.

I made a few adjustments that I will share, and put in my own tute sometime soon(ish)

I can feel more are on the way!

What is in your creative space today?  Would love to see! To join in 'My Creative Space', and view others Creativity, pop over to  Kootoyoo's blog on Thursdays.

Keryn xx

Monday, March 14, 2011

Time for a cool change, How to wear a summer skirt in Autumn and Winter

It's now Autumn, and cooler weather is on it's way (southern hemisphere!). 

Those familiar with the Lillipilli Lane handmade women's skirts will know I recommend they may also be teamed with leggings and boots in winter, as do others.

After doing some research for this article, I came across a great article of a lady who has done just that, but with a summer dress.  Called "My Paper Doll: Winterizing The Summer Dress" the article by 'My Style Pill' (a NY stylist)  explains so well  how to 'winter-ise' a summer dress. (If this link doesn't take you to that article do a search in her blog for paper doll - it's an enjoyable read and her look is so much more chic !)
So here's my tips on how to adapt that summer skirt for winter-

1.  Start with a Summer Skirt 
Use any summer skirt already in your wardrobe. 
I have used this fave of mine just for example ( its a handmade clothing at Lillipilli Lane skirt) Got to love your own creations : )

2. Add a long-sleeved T or skivvy
Choose black for winter. I love this tight fitting, flattering skivvy OR choose a long sleeve T if your climate doesn't get too cold.  You may also coordinate with same colours in your skirt, such as the green or red.

3.  Now Accessorise!
Add one of this season's beautiful scarves and there are sooo many gorgeous ones to choose from. Doesn't everyone need at least dozen! I have chosen a bright red to coordinate with the red pattern in the skirt.  
This is one of my favourites, yes it's a handmade clothing at Lillipilli Lane scarf.

You could also choose a green.

4. Add a jacket
I have used an old fave, a well-worn navy cord jacket. 

5. Add long black boots
Personally I love these Dr Martens mid length boots.  For a more feminine, chic look  pop over to My Style Pill .

5. Now to finish
To give your look that something special and add your own individual style add a pair of over-sized black sunnies.  For tips on how to choose the right pair of sunnies pop over here.

6. Voila... What I like about this is you are adpating pieces you already have in your wardrobe.
You may need to buy an accessory or two but you are building on some main pieces you likely already have.

Lets see how you have adapted your summer skirt!  Give it a go and pop back and leave a post, would love to see.  Have fun and let your creativity fly.

The only problem you may occassioanlly have, depending on the fabric, is the skirt may be a bit clingy over tights, stockings.  Has anyone overcome this?

Keryn xx