25 Days of #COVIDFree – a road to COVIDSafe Summer

DIY banana-print ruffled summer dress
Such great news this morning as VIC Australia hit the 25 days mark of being #COVIDFree!

Meaning, NO new COVID case, and NO death!

And as of today, only one active case remains and now under-recovery.

Together with many Victorians, we are incredibly grateful for many communities and individuals' support to combat this virus, and we cannot thank enough our hardworking front-liners. 


Although there are few who find Victoria’s strategy a “draconian policy”, sometimes we all need to experience tough policies to prevent possible outbreaks that will cost us more (financially, including physical, emotional, and psychological costs). 

As of today, we can now accept house guests for up to 15 people per day (perfect for a family, or friends’ catch-up!). 

Wearing of face mask outdoor is only mandatory in places that social distancing is quite impossible, such as when inside a shopping mall, grocery shops, including open weekend markets, galleries, hospitals, public transport, etc.

However, IMHO, it is best to always bring a face mask with you, especially when you are outdoor, and keep it a good habit. 

If you are living in Victoria State, you can check the DHHS website for further updates. 

For now, I am so excited and to commemorate this little celebration, I would like to share with you one of the previous DIY dresses that I made last year, using a cotton fabric with a load of banana prints!

DIY banana-print ruffled summer dress

DIY banana-print ruffled summer dress

DIY banana-print ruffled summer dress

DIY banana-print ruffled summer dress

DIY banana-print ruffled summer dress

I’m thinking of making another dress similar to this one using some fun prints for the summer? Maybe other types of fruits, or bold prints of flowers? Any suggestions? 

We are keeping the mandate safety rules and regulations and keeping our Victorian community safe including those in the city. If Victorians can do it, the rest of the Australian states can do it too.


Let’s make this possible so that we can all enjoy the COVIDSafe Summer!


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  1. That is so exciting to hear the Australia has had 25 days of no covid cases or deaths! I am seeing a light at the end of made up tunnel! Can't wait for things to go back to normal.

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    1. With the help of each individual in the community, things become possible to Victoria.

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  2. In reality in Italy we are not as tanned as they say, because they do not know how to count they put everything in the cauldron, but I admire you who are out of it. Covid Free for everyone!

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  3. Wow!! Congrats to all you amazing people in Victoria, I hope we can get to this level very soon without the need to take vaccines. Lovely dress! I haven't sewn a dress in so many years.

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    1. Thanks dear! We still very cautious and until the vaccine is available, then that's when we can be feel comfortable.

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  4. I WISH everyone would follow the safety recommendations and mandates. The States would be far better off by now.

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  5. A vaccine is coming, so I'm hopeful we'll have a COVID-free summer. It's just about the only way it's going to happen here in the USA, unfortunately.

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    1. I agree. Australian government ordered vaccine enough for all its citizens. We are grateful that our leaders are making this a priority.

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  6. 2020 will always be remembered as the year of Covid. we have also experienced hard times in Italy. Stay safe over there.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! And stay safe too! Hope we can visit Italy soon.

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  7. first of all^ it's fantastic! Here the number grows and you are heading to a wonderful summer free! congrats! I have always known Australia rocks.
    second of all I love your dress. it looks super pretty and I love that lemon print (give me lemons, I love it)

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  8. It's so great to hear that your place is going strong in the fight to this pandemic. By this good news, we can really see the great aura that your giving on the photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That is amazing news! I can't wait until the US can get their act together too!

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    1. You've got a new leader now. Hope this becomes their priority too.

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  10. It's amazing what you guys have been able to do to prevent the spread I wish that we can say the same here. It looks absolutely gorgeous there and I wish that travel would be back in operation soon!

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    1. I agree, and I wish that the rest of the world will be back to normal. There are talks about opening the borders to other selected countries, but no concrete information yet.

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  11. I am so glad to see that your are being safe and responsible this summer during COVID. Thank you! Your dress is really pretty!

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    1. Aww thank you! Our community is very supportive in our local government's policies :)

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  12. This is so amazing to hear! I love that there is finally a light emerging at the end of the tunnel from this pandemic.

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    1. We are all excited and hope VIC will be a model to the rest of the world.

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  13. That's a very cute outfit and looks very summery. I would suggest a dress with strawberries.

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    1. Thanks dear! I will look for strawberry prints then :)

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  14. I've been curious about how things were going outside of the US. I'd like to see this place sometime.

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    1. When Australia accepts international travelers again, including Americans then you must visit! Don't miss how lovely to live here in Australia.

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  15. Girl, I am also in VIC! Where is this place? looks beautiful!

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    1. Aww thanks! Well, this photo was taken back in Bohol Philippines.

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  16. I am so glad the virus is being controlled in yoru area and your dress is lovely I wish I coudl make my own clothes.

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    1. I strongly believe you can :) You can practice on making doll clothes first :)

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  17. So glad to hear that your area of the world is covid free! Hope it stays that way. Great dress! you look fabulous in it!

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  18. I am so glad that the Corona virus is controlled in your area and you could travel...This place looks so beautiful!

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    1. These photos was taken back in Bohol last year. I missed the beach!

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  19. You all are getting it under control. Your country is doing it the right way!

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    1. That's true! I wish my homeland the Philippines will do something to control the virus.

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  20. Fingers crossed other Victorians join you, on this crusade, Blair! We all need to be COVID19-free!

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  21. That is fantastic news for Australia. I do hope that slowly, slowly the rest of the world will follow and we will be able to live normally again.

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  22. VIC is really doing something right! Congrats! That must feel great. Enjoy your summer!

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  23. I heard a lot of good things how Australia handled the pandemic. How I wish US will be free of COVID too. I want to go back to my normal life soon!

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    1. Hang it there tight. Now that you got a new leader, hope they will create a better strategy.

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  24. It must be so exciting to be free to go out and meet with people again. Creative design. The colour suits you.

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  25. Wow! COngratulations. Such a good news. Hoping na magtuloy-tuloy na and sana ganun na rin sa lahat ng bansa lalo na dito sa Pilipinas :(

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    1. Yes it is! Our economy is slowly getting back to normal as well.

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  26. Oh definitely a yes on tough policies in cases like this. And I'm happy for our clients from Victoria because they have started resuming business when the state reopened. Congratulations!!!

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    1. Yes, and you will noticed how happy they are here. Revenge shopping is now the trend here, lol.
      I stay away coz I don't like spending a lot.

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  27. This is good news!!!!! I’m kinda jealous of Australia now and all of the other countries who have moved on from covid. In the ph, it’s like we’re living with it now which is just sad. Huhu

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    1. I agree. There are even talks here that the Philippine travelers might not be welcome here for the next couple of years until, unless PH travelers can provide the COVID vaccine passport.

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  28. Congrats! How I wish that people also practice social distancing here in the PH, kaso habang tumatagal parang feeling nila wala nang covid. Even if our numbers over here may have come down to 1k a day, marami pa rin yun huhuhu... sayang, gustong gusto ko na mabisita pamangkin ko diyan sa AUS kaso mukang matagal pa huhuhuhu

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    1. It is sad indeed. Kaya naman sana kaso matigas ang ulo. I guess siguro kasi sanay makipag-sapalaran tayong mga Pilipino kaya ganun. But when you are in the different country, you have to obey.

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  29. Wow congrats sa good news! Sana soon sa Pinas at ibang part ng mundo may mga news din kami matanggang na ganyan! Hoping na bumalik na ang normal sa lahat. BTW, nice dress!

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  30. Wow, that’s good news indeed! Hoping for the same good news here in the PH.

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    1. Yes, we continuously hope that this pandemic will soon be over!

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  31. congratulations! malapit na kayo mag graduate. how many days ba masasabi na the pandemic is really over sa area niyo? sana matapos na din ito dito sa pilipinas.

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    1. As of today, we are now in almost 30days na! We are excited to welcome summer with no covid.

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  32. That’s great news! Hearing places being declared as covid-free gives me hope that one day here in the Philippines that will be case too! 😀 Dapat talaga tulong tulong lang and follow safety protocols! And you look so cute with that dress! I always look forward to your fun and pretty ootds!

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    1. Yes, tulong-tulong talaga.. the spirit of bayanihan (western-style) is true here!

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  33. I read in the newspaper that Australia had one of the strictest lockdown so it paid off in most areas. So no second wave so far? Awesome.
    Elizabeth O

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    1. We had second wave month before, and now we expect no third wave.

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  34. Love it, all of the places are opening up slpwely given the right protocols and the right mindset. Excited to see the next dresses you will make to celebrate these small victories!

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    1. Aww thank you! Since I'm mostly indoors, I got many time to make my own dresses. I find it truly enjoyable.

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  35. First of all, I love the dress! I am looking for the same design with a different pattern. Hehe. I am happy that it's getting better in your area now. Medyo nakakatakot pa rinsa PH, parang wala nalang. Hoping to hear constant good news soon.

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    1. I agree that visiting the Philippines is quite scary nowadays. We had to put our travels on hold and maybe we can visit after a year or two, or when the vaccine comes available. We can't risk ourselves to get ill.

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  36. This is a great news! I just hope people in the Philippines will also follow the safety recommendations and mandates.

    You should make another dress similar to the one you are wearing :)

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  37. I am in love with the vibrant energy of your outfit. Also, I wish we could experience "summer" soon!!

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  38. Aw I'm so glad that you and your location seem to be doing well against the Covid-19 battle. Stay safe and well hun x

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    1. our community together with our amazing frontliners - we owe them this achievement.

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  39. You are so lucky! Where I live we are seeing a second spike in cases and restaurants are shut down again. More safety measures may be put in place soon.

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  40. Good for you guys! I wish I can say the same thing with our city but we are far from being there yet. Hopefully it gets better in the coming weeks though.

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  41. Sadly we're not like that here and our COVID is actually rising. It's hard to think it will all be under control someday, and travel will be back to normality (even if only slightly).

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    1. I understand. All we can do is just adopt and survive.

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