Saturday, May 29, 2010


It's on again and you're all invited...

This time next week, on Sunday, June 6th, Captains of Industry (my work) is holding a jumble sale. I've posted about this before, it's always great fun!
Here's a map for those in Melbourne...we'll be at the yellow dot from 12-5pm.

There will be fairy floss, the amazing photobooth and great food and coffee! We're having a bake off comp too! So, if you like 30's-60's vintage,(if you're reading this, I'm guessing you do) come along. Bring your buddies for an afternoon of great (and affordable) vintage shopping.

See you there!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Captains of Industry...

I work here.

It's really amazing.

You should come for a coffee if you're in Melbourne.

We're located at Level 1, 2 Somerset Place, just off Little Bourke St in the city.

We are a shoemaker,

a tailor,

a hairdresser,

a cafe,

a vintage store,

and an amazing space.

You should come. Bring the boys in your life - they'll love it too.

You can get cheap, simple, great quality food, like a pear and blue cheese roll,

or a tin mug of our home made ginger beer.

We're open Monday to Friday, 8-5pm and on Saturdays from 10-5pm.

So come!

Friday, May 21, 2010

"Is That a Uniform?"

I made this dress yesterday and wore it to work with my wings. I got asked 3 times if it was an old uniform. That made me happy.

off to work!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Recent Finds...

Here are a few of my latest treasures...

Smelling Salts...

I'm going to try and clean these curlers up - maybe with some fine steel wool and use them to set my hair...

Fringe pins, glass beads and a standard issue metal army comb...

"Finest Watercolours"...and little wooden "Tulip" Lipsticks!

Pins! (Made in Britain - in case you didn't get the hint...)

and a Pelaco collar...

I made a dress today too - pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

No More Hats!


All hats now sold!

Thanks to all buyers.

I will keep my eyes out for more...

Love Karlee.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Deadstock 30's Hats For Sale!

So I chanced upon a bag of deadstock 30's hats. Who wants one? $20 Australian plus postage!

They're made from pure wool felt, with grosgrain ribbon trim.
**click for bigger pictures**

They're all the same size and shape, but are available in 3 different colours. Email me if you're interested and let me know which one you're after. There's beige with dark brown ribbon, chocolate brown with chocolate ribbon and dark brown with cream ribbon.
My email address is:
I'm more than happy to post anywhere in the world!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Six Ft Hick...your new favourite band.

Last night we went to see one of my favourite Brisbane bands,Six Ft Hick.
You should check them out. In all their strange, masochistic glory.

That's all.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Deadstock 40's Fabric Dress...

I liked the pattern of the last dress I made so much, I thought I'd make another.

This fabric is deadstock 40's wool, which is really nice and warm, yet still drapes nicely and is easy to sew.

I love the patriotic colours in the print, and it matched my hat perfectly!

I got the fabric at Job Warehouse, which is the creepiest fabric place EVER. It's run by two brothers, who are at least 65 years old and hasn't been cleaned in about 50 years. We're talking floor to ceiling shelves of fabric, with the lower layers rotting away to dust. It smells of mould and dank and they make up the prices as they go. Buttons are kept in a massive box and you have to sort through to find a matching set. Zips are thrown in a corner, on the floor. It's seriously gross. BUT - you can find great vintage fabric, and if the brothers like you, it's cheap.

The end.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Roller Disco Party!

Ben had a party at Rancho Deluxe. It was rad. Gemma took waaay better photos than me, because she is waaay more awesome. See more of her great stuff here...

Disco drinks
Limbo Party Action
Disco in the garage

There was roller limbo, a revolving cast of dj's, a bbq spit and potent punch, courtesy of Lupita, who has the amazing gift of hiding high alcohol content with fruity flavours...

The MIrror Ball


So many lovely new friends!

Karlee Disco Lady

Disco in the Garage
Chris plays records

Disco in the Garage
Disco in the garage

Thanks Ben!