Royal Blue Cashmere Coat.

This coat was a bespoke commission for a mother of the bride who wanted to keep warm on the day! She wanted a royal blue cashmere coat so we delivered it with a twist. The base fabric was purchased new but all the embellishments, beads, charms etc. and the lining were...

Steampunk lace jacket

I spent quite a while selecting a design for this jacket to accompany the steampunk wedding dress. The options are numerous and I wanted something that would still be suitable for a wedding as opposed to something for a safari. I really wanted to show off the bodice...

Upcycled silk swatches make a great Steampunk Bodice!

During my years as an independent wedding dress designer I always stowed away the little swatch cards of silk samples from my silk supplier once they have been withdrawn from stock. They are too beautiful to just throw away but are essentially worthless from a...

How To Make Ribbon Roses

It’s a good idea to practice this first a couple of times to get the hang of it before doing it on your project. We tested it in three different ribbons before we decided which one we preferred.We used a tubular knitting yarn, an organza ribbon and a satin ribbon....

Get in on the act

Ever thought of getting in on the act of upcycled fashion but not sure how to start? Think your sewing skills are not up to it? Well, the best way to start re-purposing clothes is to grab yourself something that already fits and that you like the basic shape and...

Upcycled gets down

The world is waking up to the wasteful practices of the fashion industry and wondering what can be done about it on a street level. Well, the best thing you can do is to commit to not buying as much “new” stuff as possible. While a complete shift in...