Monday, April 7, 2014

shop update!

I have spent the day in front of the computer, adding dresses and skirts to the shop for the mother of all shop-updates! More than 30 new items all ready to ship. Check it out here

Bec x

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014


On Tuesday, 18 March 2014, many of you logged on to read my blog post entitled mistakes made, lessons learned, in which I wrote about feeling copied. The blog post was withdrawn later that day.
The statements I made in the post implied that another dressmaker in my general area had copied the dresses I make and my business style.
 I withdraw those statements and wish to apologise sincerely to that person.I am a supporter of the dressmaking industry, and in particular of those that handmake and did not intend to harm the other person’s reputation or business.

Sunday photo sesh - new pics

My lovely and most generous neighbour came by this morning to try on my teeny-tiny size 6-8 and size 8-10 bee-keeper dresses. We decided that while we were at it an impromptu photo-shoot was a good idea. This beautiful girl is a part owner of the most amazing coffee shop in the south-west. It is called Chocolatte and If you are ever in old Dunsborough town I suggest you put a visit to this lovely cafe on your to-do list. Do not take your kids in there if you don't want them having any sugar. You will be the meanest person in the world.

I graded my bee-keeper pattern a while ago but I was yet to make up samples. So far I think that I have got the sizing right :) Thanks for everyone who has been waiting most patiently for me to get some made.

The bee-keeper is designed for a comfortable fit. This means that if you are a size 12 and you prefer a snug fit you could wear the size 10 or if you want an extra loose fit, size 14 will still be OK.  

I am designing this so it suits lots of body shapes. It features an elastic casing on the waist at the back and drawstring at the front. I can also make this with a fuller and longer skirt and it looks gorgeous. Each one is made with it's own quirky details. Mix and match fabrics, lace and even cotton fringing. Hooray!

The pretty little capped sleeve dress with the lace hem will be a part of a big shop update next week and is a size 10... (just in case you were wondering)

Thanks for being my model today, Jessie, you lovely thing!

Happy Sunday everyone. Wherever you may be. 

Bec x

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Instagram favourites

My gorgeous new bakers storage units  from Feedom - love them!

Drawings on the kitchen counter - "I love you mummy" apparently...

Amazing orange manicure that I have been admiring against all of my vintage fabric...

Naughty shorts 'skirts' on their way!

Potting succulence with a gorgeous friend...

Wrapping and shipping parcels...


I won this!
Here are just some of the pictures that have turned up on my instagram page over the last couple of weeks.

If you would like to follow me on instagram my username is naughtyshorts. I have heard that sometimes my name doesn't turn up! This is a bit frustrating, but if you search (hash tag) #naughtyshorts then you will find some of my pictures and from there, find my profile.

I hope your week has been amazing so far!!

Bec x

Sunday, March 16, 2014


I haven't been buying flowers lately. I usually will buy or pick a bunch after my weekly clean, but my house has been so chaotic with manic dress making, that for the last few months I would not even know where to put them. 

I have been going through a massive clear out. Weekly op-shop drop offs and a couple of huge garage sales have finally made a dent in my hoard. I am getting to a point where everything has a place, including a pretty bunch of flowers for my dining table.

Happy Sunday!

Bec x

Saturday, March 15, 2014

mental health day

Sometimes you just need to ignore what you are meant to be doing, in favour of what you want to be doing. A mental health day of sorts. I tried so hard to get all of the jobs I needed to do finished today, but my head wasn't with it and what I really wanted to be doing was crocheting a trim onto a new little cape for my girl. After hours of procrastination and unproductive behaviour I finally gave in and sat down with a cuppa and my hook.

Sometimes I have too high expectations of what I can achieve in one day! I bet most of you do the same. I'm starting realise now that to save my own sanity I just have to turn down the pressure and let some things go.

I hope your weekend is full of things you would rather be doing!

Bec x