Customised Denim Shorts

Customised Denim Shorts

The classic festi staple is a pair of denim shorts. Actually, not just for festivals, they are a great all rounder for anyone’s wardrobe. To make them that little bit more exiting you can customise them by adding detailing like these. Straight forward to do on the sewing machine or even by hand if you don’t have one. All you need is some small fabric scraps, needle and thread. Stick the kettle on and get involved!

Hello Sailor Shorts!

Hello Sailor Shorts!

High Waisted Shorts.

I wanted to make a flattering pair of high waisted shorts. A pattern that would work with various prints and colours. The buttons are what makes it I think!

Modeled by the beautiful Leah and Lottie, plus myself.

Can be made to order to your specific measurements in desired fabric/colour.

The Most Sustainable Denim

The Most Sustainable Denim

Real Eco Clothing

People sometimes ask me my opinion on which sustainable brand is the best. I say the one that was never produced anything in the first place. Even the most eco brands use resources and water to grow and produce their garments.  Choose second hand, choose vintage and choose upcycled. It’s the most eco of all your options. There is plenty to go around.

Here we have my good friend Yasemin modelling for me. Denim skirt made from a pair of red denim trousers. No extra pesticides or water used. Jersey top customised for kids pyjama tee. No sweatshop labour. Hat vintage. All locally sourced made in our studio powered by green energy and cups of peppermint tea.

How to Upcycle a Patchwork Blanket

How to Upcycle a Patchwork Blanket

Remade Blanket Skirt.

This was a hand knitted granny blanket that I really liked the colours of. I unpicked the seam in the middle of the blanket and added a stretchy jersey waistline.

Perfect for this winter.

Meet JC

Meet JC

This is JC. Don’t think I know another guy that looks so good in a tu-tu. These are more like big frilly pants though. Great for those occasions where the risks of falling over is higher than normal. Party-safe in other words.

 

Remade Jersey Dress

Remade Jersey Dress

I didn’t really plan to do a colour coordinated photo shoot, but it turned out that way. Great!!

  • The jersey dress in the first photo is made from a black vest top and a red t-shirt that I have added to the bottom of it. I simply cut out the neckline on the red tee big enough to fit around the hem of the black vest top. Then cut up underarm seams to release the sleeve.
  • Deniz is wearing an applique vest top with a red twisted denim skirt.