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Wardrobe Surgery & Alterations

We will sift through your wardrobe together, extracting items that no longer fit physically, fit your current style, or have sentimental value but simply are no longer worn; from here items will be selected to create new garments of your choosing. These one-of-a-kind pieces will be constructed out of the elements of previously loved garments from your own wardrobe. We can also offer an alteration service to make sure your clothes fits you perfectly. 

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Upholstery & Soft Furnishings

Reupholstering an old family piece is a great way to honour the memory of a relative and create an heirloom for future generations.

It is not just a great way to keep history alive it also reduces our impact on the environment.  You can provide the fabric or choose from a great selection of vintage and end of roll fabrics at our studio. We can also help you with creating the perfect curtains, loose covers or cushions of all kinds.

Workshops & Classes

Give your old clothes a new lease of life and learn some new sewing skills along the way.

Using what you already have at hand you can learn how to mend, customise, deconstruct, decorate, decoupage, distress, embellish and much more.

We also offer one to one and small group classes for domestic and industrial sewing machine skills and overlocking ranging from total beginners to advance level.

Ready to Wear & Dressmaking

We make clothing and accessories using only sustainable sourced and repurposed materials. There will usually be a small range of ready to wear items in our web shop and in our Etsy shop. Due to the nature of the materials we use most of our collections are one of a kind or limited edition. 

If you see something you like in our shop or on our blog the chances are it could be replicated and made to measure just for you or a loved one.

Baroque Matador Jackets

I do love a good collaboration. These jackets were a joint effort with the super talented upcycling label Red Mutha. These guys have been doing it since the 90's. They used have a shop in Brighton but now they focus on festivals and online sales instead. The jacket...

Festival Kimonos

The kimono. The perfect garment to throw over anything night or day to create a bit of va-va-voom. Well, these aren't strictly kimonos. They are a much simpler cut that creates no waste fabric. Here is a selection we made in preparation for the festival season. We use...

Customised Denim Jackets

I love working with denim. Especially embellishing denim jackets. It's a great way to use all those beautiful little trimmings, borders and fringing I find on my adventures. Each piece turns out completely unique.  Half way through the festival season I found some...

Embellished Jackets

The world is overflowing with textiles! We buy them, wear for a bit, then get rid of them, either by donating to charity shop or putting it in the bin. Most of these clothes still got plenty of life left in them, but fashion changes or we have no space left in our...

Summer Kimonos

I really love making these kimonos. Well, they aren't strictly kimonos, but a floaty summer layer inspired by. They are made from saris, sarongs and any other reusable fabric that comes my way. The trimmings I do buy new from my travels, the rest is all upcycled...

Luxury Handmade Kimonos

  The sun is out and summer is on its way. Our festival preparations are coming along nicely. We have been mainly busy with making our festival staple, the kimono cover up. It's a more modern, casual and airy take on the classic Japanese variety. We use vintage...

Eco Kimonos

Summer is here which also means festival season is here! So we have been busy making our best sellers; one off a kind sustainable kimonos ! We reuse vintage saris, cotton sarongs, silk scarfs and all sorts of other high quality that fabrics that come our way. We don't...

Customised & Dyed Denim

 Stitched and Repaired. I had these Levi's denim jackets kicking about that needed a second life. I put them in the washing machine with a sachet of brown Dylon. The outcome was a somehow a rusty colour with navy highlights. I like it. I then patched up all the ripped...

Hand Embellished Hat and Jacket

Made to Order Luxury Jacket and Hat. Kim works for the sustainability team at the Council. She wanted me to make her a striking stage outfit. We decided on a blue-purple colour palette.  I think I got a little carried away with the beading. Hours and days later I...

Customised Two Piece Suit

Made to Order Pimped-Up Suit. I like guys and girls in suits. But sometimes they can be a little formal and plain. I experimented with adding a some lines by stitching on the jacket and trousers. I also changed all the buttons to match the thread colour. Here is the...

Updated Jacket with Simple Applique

Customised Jackets. What to do with plain jacket lacking character? Embellish them of course! The floral print fabric on these jackets were cut out from old curtains. I then used the zigzag setting on the machine to do as satin stitch around the motif. Simple but...

Eco Fashion Show

Brighton Fashion. My collection for Brighton Fashion Week also got showcased at a local Eco Fashion Show. Modeled by local students.

Embellished Wool Jacket

I love the shape of this jacket. But it was a little plain. So I added some frilly fringing and lace. Also changed the buttons from plain plastic to embossed silver ones. The flower brooch is removable.  I do take commissions if you want your own favourite jacket...

The Face Mask Story With Our Partner Charity

Ash Cloud with a Silver Lining In the months leading up to summer, my small team and I would usually be busy sewing colourful upcycled wears ready for the festival season. However 2020 had different plans for us all. With this years UK festivals cancelled, we are now...

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...

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...

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,...

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

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. [gallery columns="2" size="medium"...

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...

Subversive Clothing

Just an excuse to use this background really. Modeled by Miss Gillman

Upcycled Denim Skirt

Twisted Jeans. Another pair of black jeans turned into a one off a kind creation.

Remade Denim Skirts

Denim Skirts With A Twist. 1000's of jeans are being discarded everyday. Sometimes it is the crotch or the knees that are worn out but mostly there is nothing wrong with them other than the fact that they either don't fit or aren't fashionable anymore. I like to...

First Fashion Photoshoot

Thank goodness for friends who wants to model your wears in the cold autumn days. This was my first experience in styling and shooting. I have always been a keen photographer and have a good eye for detail, but shooting people and making the clothes look good is...

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