William Morris Inspired Silk Prints
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William Morris Inspired Silk Prints

 Today we would like to share with you our William Morris Inspired silk prints. This print collection was inspired by the wallpaper and home textiles by William Morris and his firm of craftsmen, reimagined in new colour ways and complementary patterns.  One of the most famous names in the V&A collection, Morris’ legacy can be found…

What comes first – Sewing Pattern or Fabric?
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What comes first – Sewing Pattern or Fabric?

Want to make that perfect outfit to wear for your special occasion or holiday? Perhaps you have seen a picture or photo of the garment you would like to make. But what do you choose first – the sewing pattern or the fabric to make it? Choosing the Sewing Pattern Choosing the sewing pattern first…

Matching Silk Prints with Plain Dyed Silk
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Matching Silk Prints with Plain Dyed Silk

Coordinating silk prints with a plain dyed silk to create a mix and match wardrobe can be really fun to do. Fabric prints can be paired with different plain coloured fabrics. Allowing you to create your own interchangeable wardrobe. In this blog you will find a few examples from our most popular prints, to show…

The Making of a Bespoke Wedding Dress
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The Making of a Bespoke Wedding Dress

Gemma Leakey designs and creates both exquisite collections as well as offering a unique bespoke wedding dress service. Here is the process of how she makes her bespoke wedding dresses from the drawn design to the finished garment. The making of a Gemma Leakey Bespoke Wedding Dress: 1. Fabrics and Design 2 . Creating the Pattern…

Monochrome Prints
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Monochrome Prints

Monochrome is a print using just one colour or tones of a single colour. Today I have put together our black, white and grey tonal prints for you to see. For those of you who like some added colour. I’ve included prints which have an accent colour into the black and white design. They are…

Sustainable Wedding Dresses by Gemma Leakey.
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Sustainable Wedding Dresses by Gemma Leakey.

Introducing Gemma Leakey, a bridal designer who creates sustainable wedding dresses for the modern bride. Take a look at her new bridal collection called Hidden Essence featuring bridal dresses made from silk. About the Designer I have been designing bridalwear in the UK now for over 7 years, specialising in wedding gowns that are made…