Gallery

This gallery aims to showcase some of our previous projects, illustrating our skills and expertise in pattern cutting, fabric selection, construction methods and a range of decorative techniques .

Some garments were designed by us and cut from overstocked fabric before being given a decorative treatment while others are pre-existing garments that we have either merely embellished in some way or cut and re-assembled; transforming them completely.

For more information on any of our pieces or to commission something for yourself, just get in touch.

 

 

This is a royal blue cashmere coat made as a commission for a bespoke client. The design is fairly straightforward and made to measure. The cuffs have an interesting design detail in that the accent piece actually weaves in and out of the coat. It closes with two self covered buttons embroidered with spider webs and the lining is chinese silk. Embellishments take the form of added yarns, charms, beads and scraps from several previous projects including wedding dresses!

Grey coat. This piece is a truly unique piece of upcycling. The foundation garment was a tired Monsoon label cardgian found in a charity shop. Details include the addition of panels and sleeve portions in overstocked and purposely knitted fabrics, yarn knitted hand crafted collar and trim, hand painted lace motifs and a vintage silver nurse’s buckle. We even designed and knitted the floral front panels using our amazing machines but using overstocked yarn.

A beautiful re working of a vintage angora cardigan. We have added a skirt, sleeve flare and a panel of chequered silk with a lace motif to the back. The fabric for the sleeve detail used to be an evening dress and we found the gold chains in a box from a boot sale. The gold trim at the waist was created by us from overstocked yarn.

The only thing we did to alter this jacket was to remove the pockets before we really went to town with the decoration. We’ve introduced a vintage doilly, hand painted lace, hand made flowers, beads, buttons, charms and sleeve frills.

We love upcycling denim! The shape of this cute little number was irresistible, we just added some flowers we made from layers of scrap silks and some hand dyed crochet cotton trim.

This piece was inspired by hot summer days and happy memories of a childhood by the sea. Theapplique ice cream is made from scraps from patchwork projects and the lace motifs were cut from a bridesmaid’s dress when it was altered to fit. (We never throw anything away!) The trim no the hem was made by us and when I say ‘made by us’ I mean we knitted the tape up from overstocked yarn and assembled the loops ourselves. We admit we bought the ribbons and some of the buttons – from a boot sale!

This was an unusual denuim jacket in that it had a very feminine shape. We did nothing to it apart from add loads of lovely hand made flowers and hand painted lace for a wedding jacket with a twist. This is one wedding garment that can be worn again…and again… and again!

The base fabric for this lovely wrap is a cashmere that is at least 20 years old. We bought it from a shop that was closing down and have kept it over the years, using it for bespoke clients when needed. The fabric is of a gorgeous quality that is just not made anymore. We’ve tried to replace it as our stocks dwindle but, alas, cannot seem to find anything as good. All the leaves are 100% silk scraps from wedding projects over the last 30 years lovingly hand cut and painstakingly machine appliqued and embroidered.