Tops & Trousers Articles

Acid Smiley Jumpers

In preparation for the festival season we always try to stock up on one of our staples, the upcycled acid smiley. We use 100% cotton salvage sweatshirts or high quality wool jumpers. Each circle, eyes and mouth are then hand cut from leftover jumpers and fabrics and...

Festival Bra Tops

June is finally here and its officially summer!  Not long until Glastonbury, which is our first stop this year. These neon bra-tops are an ideal festival staple for this summer. Flattering and fun! Modelled by the lovely Leah. Hat and feathers by Feathered Fantasy....

Acid Smiley Jumpers

I embellished three oversized hippy jumpers with acid smileys a couple of years ago to take to festivals. They got snapped up straight away!  So now we make them in different colours on sweatshirts and jumpers. Still all made from 100% reclaimed textiles of course. We...

Pants-Trousers-Slacks

Oh the English language! Sometimes so rich with its vocabulary and diversity in words, and sometimes just so limiting. When you say trousers I think of something fairly formal or plain or maybe a pair of jeans at a push.(Even though jeans are jeans right?) When you...
Festival Bra Tops

Festival Bra Tops

June is finally here and its officially summer!  Not long until Glastonbury, which is our first stop this year. These neon bra-tops are an ideal festival staple for this summer. Flattering and fun! Modelled by the lovely Leah. Hat and feathers by Feathered Fantasy....

Acid Smiley Jumpers

Acid Smiley Jumpers

I embellished three oversized hippy jumpers with acid smileys a couple of years ago to take to festivals. They got snapped up straight away!  So now we make them in different colours on sweatshirts and jumpers. Still all made from 100% reclaimed textiles of course. We...

Pants-Trousers-Slacks

Pants-Trousers-Slacks

Oh the English language! Sometimes so rich with its vocabulary and diversity in words, and sometimes just so limiting. When you say trousers I think of something fairly formal or plain or maybe a pair of jeans at a push.(Even though jeans are jeans right?) When you...

Jeans Customisation and Repair  Service

Jeans Customisation and Repair Service

Have you got a pair of old jeans that you love and are holding on to even though they are in shreds? Why not give them a second life by having them customised and repaired to your own specifications. This is Brian's bum. His favourite jeans were falling apart so we...

Screen Printing and Bleach Dyeing

Screen Printing and Bleach Dyeing

I have always wanted to have a go at screen printing.  Of course it had to be creepy crawlies. We developed three different images. Stag beetle, rain beetle and a flying ant. Before printing I sprayed some of the t-shirts with a bleach+water solution for more depth....

Customised Jeans

Customised Jeans

Repair and Embroidery. Everyone loves a pair of jeans. Whatever the cut might be is a personal choice, but when I find a pair I love, I wear them until they are shreds. The places that tends to wear out first are usually pockets, crotch, and knees. So instead of...

Customising T-Shirts

Customising T-Shirts

Customised Tie Back Top.   So many different style tops can be made with a simple t-shirt. Here is open ties back one that I made in the summer. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take any step by step photo instructions, but hopefully it will still make...

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,...

Sweatshirt Applique

Sweatshirt Applique

Beetles and Dragons. This is one easy way to update your old plain sweatshirts. Pick a shape silhouette or similar, decide on size and find a piece of fabric big enough for it. Get some Bondaweb and iron onto the back of the fabric. Draw the shape onto the back of the...

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...

Twisted T-shirts

Twisted T-shirts

A Sleeve Is a Neckline Is a Sleeve. Here is another easy and fun t-shirt upcycling idea. These are all ordinary tees that I have turned 90 degrees and made the neckline into the sleeve. The original sleeve ends up as a shoulder tie and waist tie. Fun project to do...

Experimental Applique Tops

Experimental Applique Tops

Layers. I wanted to experiment with some vest tops I had to hand as they didn't really offer much of a look as they were. They had a string vest like netting on the top and a contrasting block colour underneath. I started with some top stitching on machine and by hand...

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