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!  

Nicole's Custom Order Catsuit

Recently I created a custom made blue and white satin catsuit for Nicole. I have known Nicole for a while, and I know that she likes designs with a 70's influence, so once I found this gorgeous print I knew it would look fantastic as a catsuit on her!

 

 

The blue and white satin fabric has a very retro inspired print. 

The blue and white satin fabric has a very retro inspired print. 

With catsuits I find the fitting to be a bit tricky. Everyone's bodies, i.e. torso area, are completely different in length, and since a catsuit is an all-in-one style you must get the length perfect! 

This particular catsuit style is quite unique, since it is a wrap around style, with a low v neck, a tie around the waist, and a thigh high split! Long kimono style sleeves balance out the design nicely. I dreamed up this design when I was dancing away in a club in Sydney! And ever since, every time I wear my version of this design it makes me feel like dancing! 

The below photos show the catsuit pinned and unfinished. This is what it looked like after the first fitting:

 

The catsuit done to a stage after the first fitting. All the seams are unfinished at this stage. 

The catsuit done to a stage after the first fitting. All the seams are unfinished at this stage. 

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And here is Nicole all dressed up for her friends wedding!  

 

Nicole wearing her custom made Penelope Red catsuit!  

Nicole wearing her custom made Penelope Red catsuit!  

Nicole wearing the catsuit, and her friends, the Grooms.  

Nicole wearing the catsuit, and her friends, the Grooms.  

All I can say is, "Wow!!!" I think she looks absolutely amazing in the design, and I am sure she made a few heads turn... Which is totally what this catsuit is made for!!! 

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