Aiste wearing her Black Watch tartan check panelled peplum pencil skirt she designed at college. The skirt has a central panel that can be unzipped and swapped for contrasting panels and the peplum is removable. The skirt was designed to a brief for sustainability allowing the wearer complete freedom to change colours and silhouette using minimal materials.
It is lined in Red Venezia which is visible from the front as the hem scoops down at the back.
She makes them to order so please contact us if you’d like one.
Kyra modelling the wool tweed zippy dress remake designed by Bess
Fabrics and Notions: Laurent Garigue double sided wool tweed in charcoal and ivory Big spot poly satin Red continuous zipping with extra pullers Black fold-over grosgrain binding Self made wide bias binding Iron-on reinforced stay tape Iron-on stay tape
Megan (spinning) and Bronte (triptych) modelling angora and wool mix jumper with red viscose jersey circle insert and monster gloves, and charcoal grey dogtooth worsted wool with zipped panels revealing printed silk habotai inserts.
Fabrics and Notions: Jumper: Wool and angora stripe rib jersey Red viscose and elastane jersey (circle insert, covered buttons and glove linings) Wool wadding (Inside circle insert) Covered buttons Bias binding cut from jersey Stay tape Viscose iron-on interfacing
Bess wearing her posh white grosgrain and sequinned zippy dress, with red cotton sateen inserts.
Bess has a bit of an obsession with zips
Fabrics and Notions: White cotton and acetate grosgrain Black sequinned jersey Red cotton and poly stretch sateen Red continuous zipping Red piping Red bias binding (cut from sateen) Iron-on reinforced stabilising tape Iron on stabilising tape Black fold-over grosgrain binding (hem)
Bess in her prototype tweed dress she made for her final collection with six zips opening up the panels (the zips have extra pullers so can be undone in a multitude of ways for different silhouettes).
Fabrics and Notions: Laurent Garigue double sided wool tweed in charcoal and ivory Big spot poly satin Black continuous zipping with extra pullers Red grosgrain ribbon Black fold-over grosgrain binding Self made wide bias binding Iron-on reinforced stay tape Iron-on stay tape
Pattern: Bess’s own (but is a pretty basic panelled shift)
To use our fast and efficient swatch service please read the guidelines HERE
Allow 10% shrinkage for all your washable natural fibres (including viscose). Wash before making up in the same manner as you would with subsequent washes (including drying methods).
Jerseys and fabrics liable to mis-shape should be dried flat, or in a cool tumble dryer.
Most fabrics should be pressed before cutting.
If in doubt about care instructions please CONTACT US