Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Amelia and her one-off hansel skirt.

Amelia works at my shop - she grabbed this one-off sample skirt as soon as it hit the shop floor. This was a sample that never went into production and was from hansel's second collection ("Mr & Mrs Tan") so it's practically a hansel vintage. Plus, it's made from an original 1980s printed jersey so that's double vintage!

Oh that fabric brings back memories of rummaging through an old warehouse of fabrics in a dusty corner of Little India. Eventually the fabric was used for a tube dress (that sold out) but cutting the garments was a nightmare because we had to keep dodging areas that were yellowed with age and mildew - vintage fabrics are a great find but using them for bulk production is a different story altogether!

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