sewing clinic

We sell up cycled clothes at the shop.
Generally we make the garments ourselves .
We also sell collections people make at home and we sell for them
an increasing amount of this is from people we teach how to sew.

We do free sewing classes . 
While you are learning you make clothes for us.
you can come in for a day or a week

Here's Rory, my husband,
He does all the sewing and lessons..

We have sewing clinics 
every month .
Here you can bring in your sewing machine and learn some basics.
or if you need to learn more specific techniques
like putting in a zip.
drop in .
We operate this on a tip giving basis.
our next one is Saturday 16th march. 

Jane in for a sewing class.

She remade this top

Sibby at work

 Finished cape made from a pattern.

Looking lovely on this customer.
everything is one - off

Rory broke his leg. 
so i have become a nurse.

 I bought this jacket from portobello market in London,
they came from Roumania.
i bought every colour he had .

My nurse tunic from portobello market.
i think its an old costume.

I love these comfy Victorian style boots which do actually fit me.!!


Sacramento Amate said...

You are such an inspiration every time, my dear friend.
I love the gof of your husband at work, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
I wish I could pay you a visit.

Frocktasia said...

Lucy, what a wonderful place you run there...I'd love to pop along and learn how to put a zip in PROPERLY. I just can't do it, always ends up annoyingly bumpy and I'm crap at button holes too.
I do like to see a man in front of a sewing machine, I remember at school all the boys recoiled in horror when the had to do needlework/sewing classes and most girls where the same when they had to do the woodwork classes...I loved both even though our sewing teacher was a borderline sadomasochist.
Poor Rory I hope his leg mends quickly, I am very happy for him that he has such a fabulous looking nurse.
That Romanian jacket is splendid...xXx

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry for Rory, I send him all my best wishes for a speedy recovery! How I'd love to attend his sewing classroom, I can sew,I've been in a Fashion School, but at that time I prefer to draw and all I know about sewing is almost self taught and rather experimental!
I am a little obsessed with antique nurse costumes and nurses lately, I swear, I dream to buy a piece I found on etsy from the first world war and I love artist Richard Price Nurses painting series, so I want to express my most sincere admiration and appreciation for this outstanding outfit!!!!
The boots and the jacket are wonderful too!
Love xxxxx

Anonymous said...

errata, the artist name is Richard Prince and not Price!

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Miss Simmonds Says said...

I'm so disappointed I can't hop over the Irish sea and hang out and learn some dress making skills. Your friends and pupils are all fantastic. I love the jacket, not surprised you bought one in every colour. Love the Victorian boots too. Xx

Helga! said...

This is SUCH an awesome idea! Brillant stuff, and I love that gif!
You get some fabularse looking peeps through, and no wonder, if you offer such things as classes as well as splendid shopping.
Bummer about Rory's leg, what a nuisance and how uncomfortable. I hope you're been administering the medicinal whisky!!! You look perfect in the part! Vintage nurses had it going ON! XXX

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Vix said...

I bet Rory will get better a lot quicker with you dressed in that beautiful nurse's outfit, you look amazing, I want to hang out with you! xxx