During the upcoming weeks South Melbourne Salvos Store will be selling a huge selection of fabric remnants and secondhand sewing patterns. South Melbourne is the perfect place for Crafty Folk to visit. Spotlight is just around the corner from the Salvos Store!
Brown Street Bespoke at the Vintage Roundup 14 April
Thank you Brown Street Bespoke friends, colleagues and supporters. It is school holidays and at last I have some time to sort out my studio- put away costumes, file paper work and hang up new vintage purchases. And then…….sewing, designing, bedazzling…
At last Brown Street Bespoke’s favourite winter coat has been relined. It was lined with a ghastly white polyester which I strongly suspect was not the original lining for a 1960’s coat. The lining always felt cold and marked easily. I have relined the the coat with a fine East African cotton print and the sleeves with silk from a kimono. It looks and feels so much better for the upcoming winter.
I think Brown Street Bespoke’s vintage Womble print cotton would make an ideal quirky lining or shell. Email me if you would like a coat/ jacket to have a Womble make over!
Would I have subsequently pursued an in depth knowledge of pattern making by enrolling in a Graduate diploma in Fashion at Otago Polytechnic if I had not made those headdresses.
I do know that I would not have helped with Cos Play and sewing ribbons on Pointe shoes in 2015 if I did not have my girls. They are an inspiration!
Brown Street has a bit of a weakness for jumpsuit patterns. Oh dear.. there are many more in my collection. However, they are perfect for my favourite vintage fabrics.
A beautiful tweed coat transformed into a tailored jacket and a vest. Sometimes a thread traces a more accurate line than chalk. Interfacing stabilises the hem line.