Womans Lorikeets shirt in fine Australian merino wool handpainted in unique colours

Jan handpaints shirts, tops, wraps and scarves in Fine Australian Merino Wool.

Fabric  and men's shirts can also be ordered.

Jan uses two weights of merino wool fabric. Challis (21.7µm) for the shirts and fabric lengths and Voile (19.6µm) for the tops, wraps and scarves.

Each piece is individually painted and is thus unique. No two pieces are the same. After painting the colour is heat-fixed by steaming for 3 hours.

The fabric can then be hand washed and sewn.

How to select the correct Shirt or Top size

Shirt sizing

The shirts are individually handpainted on Fine Australian Merino Wool challis.
XS to fit bust up to 102 cm (this size has no action back and is a slimmer fit)
S to fit bust up to 102 cm
M to fit bust up to 112 cm
M+ to fit bust up to 120 cm (M+ has the same shoulders as a M but extra on bust and hips for the fuller figure)
L to fit bust up to 130 cm
XL to fit bust up to 138 cm



How to Order - Items can be ordered via our online SHOP website that accepts PayPal and Credit Card payments

Click to see and order Jan's creations ONLINE or by contacting Jan direct. Colours can be chosen from the website for shirts, tops, wraps and scarves.

Telephone  Jan at : (M) 0408 855 680 or (P) +61 8 8278 1614 or Email ddesigns@internode.on.net with your colour preference (please take a look at all garment photos), your size, your garment type, etc

Our Pricing

Prices in Australian dollars - standard postage $10 in Australia, outside Australia at cost starting at $25






Fabric (140 cm wide)


Wraps (approx 75 x 195cm )


Scarves (approx 30 x 150 cm)

The fabric is minimum-iron, hand-wash or dry-clean. Cool in summer, warm in winter – ideal for layering.

The standard ladies style is long sleeve with cuff, a shirt collar and yolk with action back. Other styles can be ordered such as mandarin collar or 3/4 sleeves. Fabric can be ordered by those who wish to create their own garments. Patch workers are not forgotten with bags of pieces sometimes available.

Men's shirts are available by special order.

The sizing is generous, S, M, L and XL. The shirts are designed to worn casually as a jacket or beautiful cover-up.

The fine voile wraps and scarves are delicate and soft but very warm. Ideal for travelling or that rather cool air-conditioning. Again each is individually handpainted by Jan.

For ideas on colour schemes (or design your own) please browse the photographs (double click on the photographs to enlarge them). It is advisable to contact Jan to confirm colours before ordering. Not every colour scheme is shown in the photographs.

Please note that these are examples only and actual colours may vary from what you see on the screen. Most colour schemes can be a shirt, top, wrap, scarf or fabric length.