Over many years Melissa-Gaye Designs has developed artistically progressing through varying art and fashion genres. In the 80’s I embraced the fabric painting trend creating hand painted t-shirts for the tourists visiting the Walkabout Creek Hotel (the home of Crocodile Dundee) in McKinlay, north western Queensland.
In the early 90’s I dabbled with free motion machine embroidery, combining it with my fabric painting expertise to create my own unique style - making unique one off pieces of wearable art. It wasn’t until 2006 that my creating juices were stirred again when I started creating opal inspired evening garments for the Queensland Boulder Opal Association “Queen of Gems” opal inspired dress design competition. In recent years the Fashion on the Field at horse racing events have become major competitions and this has prompted huge interest and growth in racing fashion.
If you are looking for the perfect piece to complete your outfit, I offer a Custom Made to Order service. A minimum of three weeks from receipt of deposit is required to provide the perfect piece created especially for you. Delivery time would be extra according to distance. If you do not have this luxury of time, it may be possible to customize my ready to wear pieces by adding extra colour to get the perfect match. Please help me feed my addiction