Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The secret Garden...

Do you remember the film 'The Secret Garden'?

I have very vague but very fond memories of this film from my childhood, and these memories have served as my latest inspiration...

High stone walls covered in creeping vines.
A found skeleton key
A hidden doorway leading to a forgotten world
A secret place to call your own

I wanted to create a secret garden story with my dresses - a grown up version. Creeping floral designs that demand a ruby lipstick or a rose blush.  Granny boots, grey stockings and cashmere cardigans.

Inspired by gloomy skies and climbing roses.

Ancient buildings and Victorian Jewelry.

Emerald satin trims and tarnished silver tea sets.

If you want to be a part of this story, I have many shabby florals to choose from. I will be uploading them to a separate fabrics page shortly...

Here is a sneaky peak...



Anyway... It really is gloomy here today. I love it. I can't tell you how nice it is to be able to stay inside and sew without feeling guilty about not enjoying the sunshine.

I am happy to tell you all that I have perfected sleeves on my dresses, and also button front dresses. So as soon as I have more time I will be whipping up a few samples for the shop.

I am also up to a few lace dress orders, so the lace/lining combo's will be on my blog in the next couple of days.

Hope you are all feeling rested and ready to face the week after a long, long weekend.

I have eaten more than a few too many hot cross buns, and I might go have some more right now.

Bec x 


  1. love love love...
    A secret garden dress...yes please!!

  2. I love the fun ruffles and front button ups! I want a secret garden dress! (I want all your dresses actually, but you know... :)
    On a side note, did you get the picture i sent in for the photo competition?

  3. hello miss Kate - I did get your pictures - thankyou. YOU are cute stuff missy!! Probably put photo's up tomorrow night... xo

  4. oh i love this post, so many beautiful fabrics! the secret garden was one of my favourite childhood movies <3 i was so happy the day I found it on DVD at Kmart :p

  5. I must put my name down for one of your gorgeous secret garden dresses...please tell me what I need to do. I read you have a h-u-g-e waiting list and I'd like to get my name on it pronto!
    I love the s.g. dress in black floral in top pic. And sleeves, I love sleeves!

  6. Hi lovely miss Kylie. I have set up a listing for you - http://www.etsy.com/listing/73055114/reserved-listing-for-kylie-xo
    Speak to you soon.
    Bec x

  7. Oh thank you v much Ms Kate x