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Hi there! Welcome to my corner of the internet; a home for my ramblings about all things creative, whilst also learning to be more eco-friendly.

If you’re a sewing novice or a sustainability enthusiast, I’ve got you covered!

So, get comfy, grab a cuppa, and let’s explore the stitches, flavours, and styles that make life beautiful!

Ciara walking down some stairs in a handmade dress

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Sustainability Step 1: Balanced Ideals
The joys of slow living and sustainability Waking up in the morning to a soft pink sunrise and the weight of the dog on your feet. Knowing that you're within yourself; reminding yourself that you are centred, grounded, and recite the mantra “peace begins with me”...
Regency Foundations
 Mission one on my foundational adventures is regency stays! There is not as much information on the foundational garments of this time as there are for others, such as the 18th and late 19th centuries.  The whole inspiration for my ongoing exploration into these...
Foundational Garments
Foundational GarmentsFoundational garments have always been of utmost importance through history, with bodies, stays and corsets being used and evidenced for years and years. There is a lot of discourse on the ethics of these pieces, and everyone seems to have...
The Arts and Crafts Movement; an introduction
Marshall & Snelgrove Ltd, 1895 – 1900, V&A Museum Characterised by flowing lines and natural floral motifs, the Arts and Crafts Movement was a reaction to industrialisation, as opposed to being a style with a specific set of rules. It promoted and celebrated...
Dior Dress Analysis, 1947
Figure 1, a black pencil dress, with 15 covered buttons up the centre front. 1949Here is a dress created by Christian Dior in 1947. Technically, it is a simple, black two-piece ensemble, with two skirt options. The bodice itself has 3 self-covered buttons and features...

Sustainability Promise

Fix It!

It’s super important that we are making sure the items we already have stay in use for as long as possible!

Don’t know how? No problem! I’m creating a series of written and video guides to help you learn!

My Projects

Because I work with reclaimed materials, all of my projects are one-of-a-kind.

Whilst this means you get a unique piece, it also means my products are limited and subject to availability, so grab it before it’s gone!

The Mini Tea Dress

Super easy to style, the tea dress is a classic and timeless piece that never fails to look elegant. Characterised by their forever-feminine silhouette and sleek lines, they compliment every body shape beautifully.  I've always loved tea dresses for how effortless...