Oodles of Poodles…

I find sewing so therapeutic. My grandmother was a dressmaker. My mother sewed all our clothes when we were children, and my sisters both sew beautifully too. We even made our own bridesmaid dresses for a sister wedding once upon a long time ago. In need of distraction and soothing I set about making myself a new summery dress. I wore it for the first time last night and love it. What do you think?

Rosy red apples 🍎 

I am such a girl. I unashamedly adore frills, bows and buttons. As soon as I saw this stunning fabric printed with rosy red apples it reminded me of the sort of fabric a frilly 1950’s pinny would have been made of.  It was this that inspired this frilly,  half circle skirt made using my own design.  

Oh and I also designed the Johnny Cash and June Carter ‘Darlin’ Companion’ vest … love this too as it is the song I danced down the aisle to ❤️

What do you think?



 

Patching it up … 

I love to upcycle clothes … I keep my eyes and mind wide open for clothes I know I can work a bit of magic with! I love to appliqué, or patch, or sometimes just swapping the buttons … every piece becomes a totally unique one off item! Some, like these gorgeous appliquéd wiggle skirts,  head straight to the studio for sale to our customers. Others, like this cute rose jacket or polka dot pumps,  stay right in my own wardrobe. 

What do you think? 

Pussy Galorious..

I made this sweet brooch for my lovely friend for her birthday! She has seven adorable pussycats and so I really wanted to make her something cat themed.  I decided I would try making a little felt brooch. I love how cute it turned out! 

Animal print for the skint …

I bought a gorgeous little remnant of animal print fabric and have been making cute stuff with the material.  Animal print clothes and accessories are an absolute must for a real retro rockabilly look of course. 

The shorts were created from a series of patterns called “Make it Easy” that were published back in the early 1980’s. My sister kindly rescued them from her attic for me and I’m having great fun deciding what I’m going to make (and laughing at the 1980’s fashion shoots). They were literally made in an hour and I added the little bow at the waist because I’m a proper girly girl! 

The shoe clips, hair slide  and do-rag to match are just so simple to do with the left over scraps. 

All on a remnant of material … perfect animal print for the skint huh?