Tag Archives: Dress

All I want for Christmas is an OCD Dress

Jingle bells

Pretty Girls

in an upcycled dress

Let me make one for you too,

it’s sure to impress!

Shirts to dresses

Pants to skirts

Rummage through your clothes…

What I see in your old things

Will make you smile, I know.

Yes, I was inspired to rework another Christmas Carol in the spirit of ‘reworking’ clothes.

I have been super busy getting a few upcycled designs ready for fabulous Christmas dresses, I hope you like what you see.

All are available right now or I can make you one from your clothes stash or in your colours

Well here they are……

CHRISTIE

(named by the lovely Deidre Pettit in my naming competition)

A cool, refreshing dress made from upcycled skirts and dresses and attached to tanks, great for BBQ’s, shopping with flats or work or a more glamorous event with heels and some blingin’ jewellery.  This design looks great on the young, mature, thin or curvy, in fact, my Mum has several (every time I showed her the things I was working on, she snavelled them up for herself)

I have even designed some for the princesses in your life (Girls version $35)

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This is a little extra one, the shirt dress that Miss G is wearing

Women’s version

$65

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A great work look

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Casual with flats

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Jess got bored and decided to watch the sunset instead

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Pretty in pink pleats

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Blinging it up for the evening

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LAUREN

$75

A great dress for those classy Christmas parties, this dress is pure class!!

Made from a preloved skirt and embellished with a fabulous handmade belt, I will let the photos tell the rest of the story..

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KIRSTY

$55

I have to call this one after myself after my favourite jeans saga

It is a pair of pants/jeans made into a skirt , this is the result…

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I only got one of these made, more to come.

FRIDA

$85

FRIDA is a wardrobe MUST HAVE!

An oversized wrap, overdress which dresses up anything, over jeans for a BBQ, or over dress pants or a dress for a more glamorous event.  You may remember seeing it in my collection, I love this dress and I have done some in gorgeous flowy fabric and lace. This dress isn’t upcycled, seen here in an all sizes women’s version but I am working on some little girls versions too.

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Over Dress pants (WHITNEY from the collection)

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Over a fabulous vintage dress…..WOW, I love this

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Fit for High Tea!

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So, what do you think??

Which one is your favourite??

Have you got your Special dress for Christmas?  If not, then throw me a message and I will send you your favourite!

Love Kirsty

xx

I’m doing FROCKtober!

As you may know I am a bit of an old fashioned kinda girl and it shows in my designs….oh to be back in the day when you were considered undressed if you went out without a hat or gloves.  It seems anything goes these days in fashion and etiquette and more often than not, women are sporting pants over a dress.

Well, I am here to change that (well in my own world anyway) and for a very good cause, I am challenging myself to wear a dress everyday for the whole month of October…..BRING ON FROCKTOBER!!

frocktober Kirsty McKenzie

In Australia, 1 woman dies every 10 hours from Ovarian Cancer.  At present ovarian cancer is commonly diagnosed at advanced stage with only 20-30% of women surviving beyond five years, compared to more that 90% when the disease is detected and treated early.

A pap smear does not detect ovarian cancer.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) is Australia’s pre-eminent body supporting ovarian cancer research and dedicated into proper research for early detection into this not very well understood disease and support for those suffering with the disease.

So, this is where you come in…..Head over to my support page and give a donation and I will reward you with photos of my daughters and I “rocking the frock” for the 31 days of October. (I’m now on Instagram too, you can follow me here.)

I have decided to set another challenge on top of that for myself and make every dress, my daughters and I wear!!

I am currently working on some upcycled ball dresses, so imagine me grocery shopping in one of those numbers , I am heading off on a weeks holiday in the middle of this too, so THAT is going to be interesting (hubby won’t want to be seen with me – I had better make sure I take my craziest frocks for that haha) and don’t forget, my Dowerin Field Day dresses will definitely be making an appearance (now where can I wear my wedding dress, and the barbed wire bustle??  haha) and the dresses from my collection and the little girls version of my collection as well as many upcycled pieces you have not seen yet …..EXCITED YET!!

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Show me your support here

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I am also working on a local FASHION FROCKTAIL NIGHT to conclude this event, would you be interested??

More details on that later, in the mean time, get donating and I will start dusting off my glamour heels to go with my Frocks!!

You will see me soon!!

Love Kirsty

xx

TWIGGY, GAIL AND BONNIE

The next chapter in the story of the forest is the one involving Twiggy, Gail and Bonnie, the lovely lace sisters.

TWIGGY, GAIL & BONNIE

TWIGGY

Obsessive Creative Design Twiggy

Obsessive creative design TWIGGY

Obsessive creative design Twiggy

Inspired by the model of the same name, a bit of ’60’s charm in this sweet swing dress with a racer back for an edge.

Made up of a two toned lining with an all over lace which falls just right to create a cute little day dress, show here with boots, vintage pearls and a bowler hat or glam it up for the evening with heels.

Your choice of colour combination

Dress price- $75

GAIL

Obsessive creative design Gail

Obsessive creative design Gail

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I made this one and showed the person who taught me all of my sewing skills – my Mum – and she fell in love with it!

It isn’t something she is used to wearing and certainly does not wear anything that draws attention to her waist, but when she put it on OMG, so flattering on her, and the tie belt gave a waist to her apple shape.

So this one is named after my Mum. She even wore it in a fashion parade at a recent event for me – very much out of her comfort zone – she did a great job!!

Spaghetti straps, a soft jersey lining and a contrast lace overlay, comes with a tie belt.

Your choice of colour combination

This dress is styled up with a Sistaco ‘Zhen – Gold Chinese Coin stunning necklace and a Carrie Bradshaw head piece (or crown if you will) made by me.

Dress price- $75

BONNIE

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This one is a sheer lace overdress, can be worn over a dress, skirt or pants and a top, a favourite of mine to dress up a pair of jeans!

Featuring an off the shoulder, tied at the side and a flutter sleeve.

Your choice of colour.

Dress price- $85

Models – Tarryn Woods, Adelle Cousins and Libby Rabson

Photography – Sheridan Lee Photography

Hair –Twisted Scissors by Lisa Rabson

Make up – Rachael Campbell

I am ready to take your order!!

So, which of the 3 sisters inspires you??

Love Kirsty