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Sewing Themed Gifts & Ideas

Ok, shameless self-plug here (sorry, not sorry!!!) If you're looking for some sewing themed gifts and ideas for family and friends or for yourself (we won't judge)!! Hopefully I can help.

In the last few months I have been adding sewing quotes and funny sewing saying to my print on demand shop, these are available on a wide range of products from mugs, t-shirts, stationary, stickers, to phone cases, cushions, throws and much more.

I've listed my current sewing quotes below, with a link to the main art product range, here you will be able to find all of the available products. Some products like t-shirts even come in additional colours too.












Recent posts

Etsy Shop: LCY Designs Studio......

I've finally got round to opening my Etsy store, LCY Designs Studio. A contemporary woman wear brand that will specialise in producing small runs and promoting slow fashion.  Most of the clothing will be designed and made by myself, however I am currently selling a range of T-shirts that are printed to order by another company, rather than keep a high stock level of them, its more beneficial and practical to be produced on demand for now.

I do have oversized jumper dresses and a tote bag all designed and made in house.

If you'd like to check my shop out you can do so by clicking here: LcyDesignsStudio
And to keep unto date with the brand you can follow on instagram @lcy_designs




Long time, no write.....

OH MY GOSH! I have not posted on here in forever, (2016 was the last time!!).
University life took over and although I graduated back last summer, I just haven't had the inkling to write.
I'm unsure if I will return to regular blogging on here, although I notice most bloggers are writing less posts and using instagram for small updates, I have been taking notice!!
Anyhow I have given the blog a slight make over (just a colour freshen up).
 I still sew, sketch, design, hoard fabric and mess make and just sometimes, it's in a more professional capacity.

You can find me on instagram here @sarah_.lcy 


I also have a clothing brand that is still in the very early stages, that is also on instagram @lcy_designs


 I'm currently selling art work through print on demand website Redbubble. It's mostly fashion illustrations, prints and the occasional word art you can find me here, or see the link up the top of the page called 'Shop'. I'd really love it if you could…

Fashion Design: Year 2

Phew! I feel like I haven't been on here in forever. What can I say, the last few months have been a world wind of assignment work with a deadline this side of Christmas (last Friday) which is four weeks shorter than this time last year.
The second year of uni so far has been tailoring, menswear, branding, history of mens' wear and looking at masculinity and what it means to be man today.
Specifically for me within this, my work has been about concealing and hiding masculinity, sustainability and Zoot-Suits.

Here's a snap shots of what I've been done so far......





Self Drafted Peacock Skirt .....

I finished this skirt back in June. It was a custom make for my mother, she'd fallen in love with the fabric, and luckily because the first lot of peacock fabric I'd bought for another project wasn't enough, it meant ordering more and so there was enough left over for a skirt....



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Details....
The fabric is peacock brocade ordered on eBay from Hong Kong in a teal colour. I used left over gold lining material - yay for stash busting and using up left overs.  Pencil style skirt which sits just below the knee, center back invisible zip and vent. I prefer to use a facing in a straight style skirt, I feel it helps the skirt to look more structured and lie smoother when its being worn.
I drafted the pattern to personal measurements using Winifred Aldrich's metric pattern cutting for women's wear, book.  The fabric is peacock brocade ordered on eBay from Hong Kong in a teal colour. 
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Sewing Fashion Trends - Cullotes

Culottes are perfect for the British summer with the  unpredictable nature of our weather and our temperatures, they provide a good basis for when you don't know what to wear and provide enough cover for that unexpected rain shower.

The only option is to figure out what style and what fabric to whip them up in......

Ready To Wear Inspiration:......


Tibi £490 
Adam Lippes £1,165
Micheal Kors £120 

 Sewing pattern inspiration.....



Burda pleated culottes 04/2016 #106B 



Burda Plus sizes Culottes 08/15 #131

Named Mimosa Culottes 

Inspiration images from Net-a-porter.com




Fashion Revolution: Who made my clothes/ I made my clothes

I hadn't heard about fashion revolution until April when I was asked to take part in fashion revolution week.
In a nutshell, it's about transparency within the fashion industry and asking companies and brands "Who made my clothes?".
 The reality of it is that very few brands really know who is making their clothes and the real people behind the manufacture process. Fashion revolution wants to change this and are encouraging everyone to turn their clothes inside out to show the garments label, take a photograph and then uploading it to Instagram and other social media sites, tagging the brand and asking them "who made my clothes?".



Marks and Spencer recently became transparent and amother company called Honest By also show where there clothes are made and breaks down the entire cost of each item - this company really is worth checking out- talk about eye opening!
But wait....
              ...... it isn't just about asking "who made my clothes?"…