Saturday, 22 March 2008

panda patrol

"pandas" by Transworld Textiles. Probably designed with furnishings in mind, but way too funky for that.

An off cut from an old furnishing shop that closed down.

What little girl wouldn't love a panda frock??

Black ,white and the most tranquil of greens...this shift when not worn on it's own looks way cool worn over a little white top and with black and white stripped leggings.

The buttons remind me of panda eyes.
Size 1-2.

selvedge branding appliqued onto side of dress...a little bit of history.

mod squad

Mary Quant meets Roy Lichtenstein...such a cool graphic print. Another trash and treasure sale find.
This cotton fabric has a great texture to it's weave.
Contrasting blue topstitching with great old buttons. One of Gran's old guipure daisies.
size 1-2

just dotty about this one

Great vintage print circa 1965, found a couple of years ago at a local trash and treasure sale.

Navy blue with white dots slowly gradating into white with navy dots, while over the top is a beautiful floral pattern in a hand painted style.

I couldn't help but topstitch this one in orange to bring out those lovely retro coloured flowers.

My Gran's old faded green diamond buttons just top it off.
size 1-2

day shift

My latest creations have been these gorgeous little shifts made from small pieces of vintage fabric that I have been hording away for years.

This beautiful floral number has been made from an old print named "Annette" by Sonata. It once belonged to my grandmother, so would be approx 35 years old.

Fabulous as a dress on it's own, but even groovier over a top and pants or leggings.
Size 1-2yrs.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

floral frock

A little floral dress that I made for my daughter Eliza. I have had the fabric for twenty years now..boy that makes me feel old just thinking about it. I love the simple shape and I think it works well with the retro nature of the print. I used a couple of fruity looking very old odd buttons that once belonged to my grandmother. Eliza looks so cute wearing this, especially when it is teamed nicely with her polka dot bloomers or stripy leggings. Oh to be one year old again!!