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Friday, August 15, 2014

groovy baby - retro terry towelling fabric

How lucky I was to chance upon a massive pile of retro terry towelling fabric last week. I bought it online and hey presto, here it is a week later sitting in a basket at the end of my bed. I am planning to use it for a plethora of spring inspired projects - bucket hats, shorty shorts, sunsuits for the little person, fuzzy cushions, actual towels! the list is endless and I am  so keen to get stuck into it.

We have been unwell, the winter yuckness  has had a hold of us. So I may not achieve much this weekend. I am hoping to get a little sun to warm these chilled bones and pale legs. Open the windows and breathe some fresh air into this shack.

Happy Friday! I hope you have a gorgeous weekend planned. 

Bec x

Sunday, August 10, 2014

market night info

Welcome to the naughty shorts Market Night INFO PAGE.
The next market is SUNDAY the 10th of August at 5pm Western Australian time...

Here is the nitty gritty - Please do not purchase without reading this first!!

1. first to comment SOLD with your email address, from 5pm WST (my time!) will win the item pictured. If you have daylight savings or if you are in another time zone you will have to work out what time this means for you...

2. If you are the successful purchaser I will notify you via facebook and then email you  to arrange payment.

3. Payment must be made via paypal before Wednesday this week. I would like to be able to post all ready to ship all items by the end of next week.

4. Please allow up to 8 weeks for custom orders to be made and shipped.

5. Flat rate shipping of $10 express Australia wide and $20 airmail International. Any big difference in postage costs will be refunded.

6. As I am selling multiple custom listings at one time, fabric will be allocated on a first come/first serve basis. This means that your first fabric choice may not be available, but I will work with you to find the perfect fabric for your dress!!

Naughty Size Chart - 

Size 6 = bust 83cm (32.5"), waist 65cm (25.5'), hip 91cm (36")

Size 8 = bust 88cm (34.5"), waist 70cm (27.5"), hip 96cm (38")
Size 10 = bust 93cm (36.5"), waist 75cm (29.5"), hip 101cm (40")
Size 12 = bust 98cm (38.5"), waist 80cm (31.5"), hip 106cm (42")
size 14 = bust 103cm (40.5"), waist 85cm (33.5"), hip 111cm (44")
size 16 = bust 108cm (42.5"), waist 90cm (35.5"), hip 116cm (46")

Size 18 = bust 113cm (44.5"), waist 95cm (37.5"), hip 121cm (48")

Thank you!!!

Bec x

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

Monday night....


This is what I have planned after a strange and stressful week. 

Bec x

Sunday, March 23, 2014

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