Awhile back The Best Friend in the Entire Universe told me I should make clothing. Sewing should not be a difficult skill for me to learn, after all, I do have the sewing gene or at least The Mother and The Sister do, so why not I!?! I started off with making cushions, didn’t make very good friends with the zips, but we came to some sort of agreement and I eventually started feeling a little familiar with a sewing machine. Knowing that I still had many years of skill honing before me and wanting to keep my need for recycling, repurposing or refreshing sated, I decided to take existing previously loved items and give them new life. I have completed three items, the first attempt many months back and the last two over the last month. And because I am the luckiest girl in the world I have a photographer as a neighbor, a beautiful friend willing to be model and a son assistant; throw these into the pot of help and a photo shoot is born.
White netting top with heart detail. Elasticized high waist with green stitching. Green floral design on front skirt
SIZE: 30 - 36
COST: R250 excluding P&P
BLACK VELVET JACKET:
Black Velvet Bolero Jacket tied closed with dark denim fabric bow. Dark denim Star detail on back. Black lace detail hand sewn cuffs.
SIZE: 30 - 36
COST: R350 excluding P&P
Grey slacks, red woolen edging on front pockets & belt straps. White lace detail on back pockets with red trimmed black and white fur heart, edged with green stitching.
SIZE: 34 – 36
COST: R220 excluding P&P
Special thanks to the following people for their help, patience and fun attitude:
First to my awesome photographer Vanessa Cracknell, thanks for all the hard work on these photos and my label, without you this would still be a day dream.
To view more of Vanessa work visit www.vanessacracknell.weebly.com
Second to my beautiful friend Sarah Manning, thanks for always going the extra mile, being such a good friend and always, always having that wonderful smile on your face.
And last but certainly not least to my Son for being the best son a mom could have