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 pattern were designed, cut and sewn by the talented Red. She used old curtains and sweatshirts in washed out cream and gold. I can really appreciate how much work went into these. The mutton sleeves, the lining…
I continued the process by adding the embellishments to them. More is more after all! Plus a statement jacket is not complete without a leopard on the back, or maybe an owl or doily in some cases. Here is the outcome. Only 6 jackets in this collection and all of them completely unique. They will be listed in my Etsy shop.
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 time to make some more. Here they are. Get in touch if there is one you like, when they gone they are gone!
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 wardrobe so we choose to throw out and make space for new.
Suit jackets are timeless pieces. However they can be a bit plain and boring if you want to wear the outside the office. Here are a few I customised for the festival season.
I bought these amazing trimmings in Mumbai exactly for this purpose. All painstakingly hand stitched with love.
If you got your own suit that needs some bedazzlement, we are here to help!
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 bit and added some detailing.
A shade of denim not normally found in Levi’s stores.
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 stopped. She was very pleased with the outcome and had great comments from the crowd. Yay!
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 outcome.
If you are bored of your old suit and would like to give it a second life, specify your desired colours and style and we will do the rest.