Tag Archive for Drift Lane Studio

Dressmaking Projects

I love getting stuck in to dressmaking projects. Some of the projects below have been for customers, but most are just for my own enjoyment.  There’s few things more satisfying than wearing and being complimented on something you’ve made yourself! Some of these pictures are of simple alterations or repairs such as trousers hem shortening – I am always happy… Read more →

Outdoor Sofa Cushions

I recently made these made to measure outdoor sofa cushions to fit a bespoke garden sofa! The cushions seats are made from 4 inch blue (firm) foam, and the back from 2 inch foam, making it very comfortable. The covers are made using a bargain heavyweight ikea cotton, which is a great for outdoor furniture as it’s durable and washable.… Read more →

Liberty & Co Exhibition

This week I visited the Fashion at Liberty & Co exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles Museum in London. And what a treat it was! The Exhibiton Beautiful clothes and textiles were exhibited dating back from the late 1800s, showcasing the elegant designs and luxurious quality of Liberty fabric.  There were no display cabinets around most of the exhibits and… Read more →

Bespoke Waistcoat

I made this bespoke waistcoat for someone who was going to the Goodwood Revival last summer. Shopping for vintage items or clothing with a retro style can be time consuming, and a little frustrating.  This is especially true if you have an exact picture in your mind of what you’re looking for.  Additionally, wearing true vintage isn’t everyone’s cup of tea!… Read more →

November Projects

Here’s a round up of my November projects with photos and a few comments! I completed three projects last week for a customer in Boxgrove, West Sussex.  She runs a successful B&B business, and needed a fresh new look for one room, as well as a window dressing for a brand new room.  Cushion covers were ordered for a living area… Read more →

Bespoke Curtains on a Budget

Made to measure curtains are an investment, and as such usually have a higher price tag than ready made curtains.  So what are the benefits of made to measure curtains, and how can you reduce the potential costs without compromising on style and quality?  Here’s some practical hints and tips to help you with bespoke curtains on a budget. What are… Read more →