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 ❤️
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.
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!
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?
I purchased the fabric and a true vintage suit sewing pattern over 18 months before our wedding, and it was a good 12 months later before I was brave enough to make the first cut in the gorgeous fabric. However I am so happy with the end result and I think it is a truly unique suit for a truly unique man