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!
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 added a few patches which gave them a subtle splash of colour.
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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!
Did I mention the things you can make from old t-shirts are endless! There are whole books and websites dedicated to the topic.
I wanted to create some dresses that were stylish, comfortable and easy to make.
The “skirt” part I cut from slightly thicker jersey that I had. On some of the t-shirt dresses I adjusted the sleeve hole a little to make it less gapy by putting in darts.( I kind of like the slouchy armholes though.) Wear it with a contrasting sports bra. Plus in the summer its nice and airy.