I came across a lovely set of ‘Make do and Mend’ leaflets from WW2. It’s a lovely insight into how we managed with little resources and to make do with what was already available. Maybe this is a lesson to us all in this throw away society that we now live in. Something new could… Continue reading Make do and Mend
Hi! As mentioned before, I have been creating some of my designs into PDF patterns. They are now ready to go to be tested! So those of you out there who would love to test one of my patterns, do not hesitate in contacting me. All experiences wanted! My sizes are from a UK 8 to… Continue reading Shoutout for Pattern Testers!
It’s been a while since I posted here! Home life seems have to taken over, but I have been working on a range of patterns that I will be releasing very soon as PDF patterns. Being a ‘one woman band’ so to speak, it is a long process to create a pattern and turn it into… Continue reading Wrap Skirt part two!
My mission…to recreate 1950s swimsuit/beach suit! Research is key here and I’ve been ploughing through lots of images from books, magazines, patterns and of course the Internet! I know I do not want to put a zip in like a lot of swimsuits has back then and also want to try to avoid stretch fabrics.… Continue reading Vintage Swimsuits
A little while ago I collaborated with a photographer and she made a short film of us all getting ready for a photoshoot, and I thought it would be nice to share with you all! I hope it gives you a little insight. X
I thought I would share with you a little something that I made…a flat Strawberry Wrist Pincushion! I was finding it most frustrating when I had fittings with clients and rumaging about for pins; so I decided to make a wrist pincushion. I have attached a free downloadable pattern Items needed: Red cotton material approx.… Continue reading Strawberry pincushion
Sorry it’s been a while since I have posted…so bad!! Well I’d like to share with you a dress I created/designed for my-self, having in mind to make and sell. The dresses are made from a beautiful crepe with elastane in it, so giving a lovely weight and handle and of course a great fit!… Continue reading Christmas and New Years Dresses
Just a quick post today! I thought I’d share with you an embroidery I designed for a bride earlier this year. The great part of my job is working closely with my brides and to design their “dream dress”. This bride wanted to incorporate birds, rainbows, hearts and possibly a My Little Pony! onto a 1950s… Continue reading Lovebirds and Rainbows
Earlier this year I had the great pleasure to work with two very different photographers. Jenny Owens and Gemma McneilGreig. The models all wore dresses designed and made by my fair hands!…Lisa Sheridan I would like to share with you the photos that were taken. The first shoot was on the beach in Southsea, Portsmouth. It… Continue reading Photoshoots!
Hi all…..yes I know it’s been ages since my last post! I’ve just been flat out creating and making for either Brides, their bridesmaids or even their mothers! Been fun, but some things get neglected! I have managed though in between jobs to make a pattern and made this lovely wrap skirt. Whilst trawling… Continue reading 50’s Wrap Skirt