For outback milliner Melisa Elliott, it seems that isolation and distance are no obstacles for her passion for fashion and creativity. Melissa had always been creative, working on machine embroidery and fabric painting, selling her designs and winning prestigious design awards. After relocating to Winton, a remote outback town in northern Australia, Mellisa found herself purchasing a local boutique, a way to support her family and pursue her interests in fashion. This boutique was a saviour to the local ladies who often travelled long distances to acquire clothing for their next race meet! Through listening to her customers she realised there was a huge demand for quality, readymade and custom designed millinery to match their outfit and complete their look. Knowing she already had the sewing skills, she tried her hand in millinery and she hasn't looked back since. Here is an example of some beautiful oversized silk flowers Melissa has made, following Amanda Macor's lessons. 

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