Hot off the press! New Designs!

I have a sneak peek at some new designs I just finished yesterday and today!  These designs and all of my current collection of designs will be at The Rocks Markets this weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October. I am really looking forward to seeing what people think of these!  

 

The Pastel Kimono, handmade from a mint green, cream and gold cotton fabric and a vintage pink and gold trim.  

The Pastel Kimono, handmade from a mint green, cream and gold cotton fabric and a vintage pink and gold trim.  

The Pastel Kimono. I decided to create this since my other Kimono print is extremely bright, and I realize that this brightness isn't always for everyone!  

The Pastel Kimono. I decided to create this since my other Kimono print is extremely bright, and I realize that this brightness isn't always for everyone!  

A closeup of the Jade Pleated Skirt with A vintage "Venus" Print.  

A closeup of the Jade Pleated Skirt with A vintage "Venus" Print.  

Detail of the vintage button on the Brown, Gold and Black Pleated Skirt. 

Detail of the vintage button on the Brown, Gold and Black Pleated Skirt. 

The finished Brown, Gold and Black Pleated Skirt. The t bar is made from a vintage print that features a random squiggle in black and gold on a cream background.  

The finished Brown, Gold and Black Pleated Skirt. The t bar is made from a vintage print that features a random squiggle in black and gold on a cream background.  

More styles will be added to the blog, and the shop online during the week. So stay tuned!  

A catalogue of the Penelope Red Jigsaw Skivvy design

Almost every time I create the Jigsaw Skivvy, I am making a one of a kind or one of a very limited few (usually up to three). This womens jersey knit top features a very unique geometric design on the front, that is cut into seven pieces and has contrasting fabrics and textures on these pieces. Below you can see some of the versions I have created with this style, and just how versatile and unique it can be just by changing the combination of fabrics. 

My regular customers have often said that one of my talents is how I mix colours and print combinations together, as well as how I cut a design up into sections or how I cut the fabric up to create something different each time. So the beauty about this Skivvy or turtleneck design is that it combines all of this! 

I started creating skivvies because I am always cold in winter! I tend to feel it mostly around my neck and shoulders and back, and I wanted to look fashionable, while still being warm and comfortable. Ever since having my little boy and being a mum I also wanted to have something that I could easily wear with jeans in the park, but then it would also look nice going out too.

 

A skivvy with a black jersey knit body and a contrasting design in red lace, red, blue and green paisley and a red jersey knit.

A skivvy with a black jersey knit body and a contrasting design in red lace, red, blue and green paisley and a red jersey knit.

A bright blue version of my Jigsaw Skivvy, with a bright blue jersey knit body, and a cream lace, and printed contrast.

A bright blue version of my Jigsaw Skivvy, with a bright blue jersey knit body, and a cream lace, and printed contrast.

Leanne wears a custom made bright red version of the Jigsaw Skivvy. 

Leanne wears a custom made bright red version of the Jigsaw Skivvy. 

Leanne wears a one of a kind Pink and printed Skivvy that I designed especially for her. I am thinking I might have to make something similar like this next winter! I am wearing a bright blue and pop art inspired version of the Jigsaw Skivvy. One more copy of this version is available. 

Leanne wears a one of a kind Pink and printed Skivvy that I designed especially for her. I am thinking I might have to make something similar like this next winter! I am wearing a bright blue and pop art inspired version of the Jigsaw Skivvy. One more copy of this version is available. 

I think the colours and prints on this version of the Jigsaw Skivvy are virtually perfect with each other! One of my favorites!  

I think the colours and prints on this version of the Jigsaw Skivvy are virtually perfect with each other! One of my favorites!  

A black, white and paisley Jigsaw Skivvy. In this design the black, white and purple is the main focus. There are still many other colours in the design, but the focus is on the three main colours. 

A black, white and paisley Jigsaw Skivvy. In this design the black, white and purple is the main focus. There are still many other colours in the design, but the focus is on the three main colours. 

A custom order again. The customer wanted some sparkle! So the black triangular piece has sequins on it!  

A custom order again. The customer wanted some sparkle! So the black triangular piece has sequins on it!  

A black jersey knit Skivvy blouse with contrasting colours and prints of Aqua, purple, white and pink. 

A black jersey knit Skivvy blouse with contrasting colours and prints of Aqua, purple, white and pink. 

I am wearing my own one of a kind version of this Skivvy design. I love how these colours and prints work so well together but yet are so different!  I am not a big fan of black, so if I make anything black for myself, it needs to have something with a bit of pizzazz! I think this fits the bill!

I am wearing my own one of a kind version of this Skivvy design. I love how these colours and prints work so well together but yet are so different!  I am not a big fan of black, so if I make anything black for myself, it needs to have something with a bit of pizzazz! I think this fits the bill!

Lorelle wears a Penelope Red Jigsaw Skivvy Turtleneck Top in a black jersey knit with contrasting fabrics in shades of red, orange, brown, black and white. 

Lorelle wears a Penelope Red Jigsaw Skivvy Turtleneck Top in a black jersey knit with contrasting fabrics in shades of red, orange, brown, black and white. 

The photos included are just a small selection of the variety available and what I could possibly create. If you would like your own custom made Jigsaw Skivvy, then please don't hesitate to contact me

A Catalogue of my Penelope Red Bolero Jackets

I have decided to use my blog here to show you the wide range of Penelope Red bolero jacket versions. Really, the possibilities are endless with a little imagination and some fantastic fabrics! Whenever I am talking to a customer about a particular style, they often ask if I have any other options or versions, so this is the perfect way to show a catalogue of as many different styles as possible! 

 

Leanne wears a one of a kind Red and Blue Bolero and a one of a kind denim and printed mini skirt.

Leanne wears a one of a kind Red and Blue Bolero and a one of a kind denim and printed mini skirt.

Lorelle wears the Red, Black and White Bolero. This version is still available in a size 8 in the Penelope Red online shop here:  http://www.penelopered.com.au/shop/red-black-and-white-bolero-jacket

Lorelle wears the Red, Black and White Bolero. This version is still available in a size 8 in the Penelope Red online shop here: http://www.penelopered.com.au/shop/red-black-and-white-bolero-jacket

This Red Bolero Jacket is one of the first bolero's I ever created, but it still looks beautiful to me. Its handmade from two vintage fabrics, and the high Chinese Collar and wrap around style is gorgeous!

This Red Bolero Jacket is one of the first bolero's I ever created, but it still looks beautiful to me. Its handmade from two vintage fabrics, and the high Chinese Collar and wrap around style is gorgeous!

The above Jade or Turquoised coloured bolero jacket in this photo has been handmade from a gorgeous bright vintage wool, and features oversized buttons on the front. I love this bolero with this printed jersey knit dress. Very vintage!   

The above Jade or Turquoised coloured bolero jacket in this photo has been handmade from a gorgeous bright vintage wool, and features oversized buttons on the front. I love this bolero with this printed jersey knit dress. Very vintage!

 

The Liberty Flowers Bolero was handmade from a Liberty of London wool print. I only ever made three copies of this design. It features beautiful vintage buttons, cute little welt button holes and silk lining.   

The Liberty Flowers Bolero was handmade from a Liberty of London wool print. I only ever made three copies of this design. It features beautiful vintage buttons, cute little welt button holes and silk lining.

 

Lucy wears a one of a kind bolero, handmade from a red wool, and a blue bird printed cotton.

Lucy wears a one of a kind bolero, handmade from a red wool, and a blue bird printed cotton.

I wear the Cherry Red Bolero and Leanne wears the Black, White and Orange Pyramid Bolero. I think this Pyramid Bolero is one of my most favorite bolero jackets I have made. It features a vintage wool print, and gorgeous vintage buttons.

I wear the Cherry Red Bolero and Leanne wears the Black, White and Orange Pyramid Bolero. I think this Pyramid Bolero is one of my most favorite bolero jackets I have made. It features a vintage wool print, and gorgeous vintage buttons.

The Osaka Citrus Bolero features a stunning cotton print. I have kept this design for myself... I couldn't help it!  

The Osaka Citrus Bolero features a stunning cotton print. I have kept this design for myself... I couldn't help it!  

Lorelle wears the Gothic Coffee Bolero with the Silver Drama Skirt. Leanne wears the black and gold Cleopatra Blouse and the black and gold Tulip Skirt.  

Lorelle wears the Gothic Coffee Bolero with the Silver Drama Skirt. Leanne wears the black and gold Cleopatra Blouse and the black and gold Tulip Skirt.  

Lucy wears the Pink and Plum Rosavar Bolero

Lucy wears the Pink and Plum Rosavar Bolero

This is a one of a kind bolero I created. It uses a unique boucle for the contrast, and very pretty silver vintage buttons. 

This is a one of a kind bolero I created. It uses a unique boucle for the contrast, and very pretty silver vintage buttons. 

The Venus Bolero is a very unique design! It features a vintage print of flowers and bright birds on a cream background, with a pale pink vintage pleated organza trimming the front and neckline. To me this bolero has a little Oriental influence, mixed with a European influence... All the things I love. 

The Venus Bolero is a very unique design! It features a vintage print of flowers and bright birds on a cream background, with a pale pink vintage pleated organza trimming the front and neckline. To me this bolero has a little Oriental influence, mixed with a European influence... All the things I love. 

And again the current version I have created, the Red, Black and White Bolero. I only ever created two copies of his style, and only the size 8 is available. You can find it in the Penelope Red online shop here:   http://www.penelopered.com.au/shop/red-black-and-white-bolero-jacket

And again the current version I have created, the Red, Black and White Bolero. I only ever created two copies of his style, and only the size 8 is available. You can find it in the Penelope Red online shop here:  http://www.penelopered.com.au/shop/red-black-and-white-bolero-jacket

As you can see, when you mix different fabrics and colours and textures, one version of these jackets can be completely different to the next.  

And this isn't even all of the versions I have made! I have created a lot more, but I was silly and didn't take photos!  

If you are interested in a custom made bolero or would like something special created just for you, then please contact me here:  

 http://www.penelopered.com.au/contact/