Thursday, 28 April 2011


I'm currently working on the advertising and promotions for my new collection and had a photo shoot for the brochure.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


After much deliberation over the logo I've gone for a hand drawn look and branded it as 'me'.

Sunday, 24 April 2011


I located some more suitable paper and made a few adjustments to the design and template and got printing again!

I'm really happy with the results, I experimented lino printing some details on to the dresses but decided its striking enough as it is.

Friday, 22 April 2011


The screens arrived! I started with test pieces on some original 1950s wallpaper... and then realised it was a viynl... so the oil paint will never dry! whoops!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


I have decided to call this collection 'FESTIVAL' and the design 'DRESSES'.. simple! and to go with a red, white and blue colour scheme


I will be hand screen printing both my fabric and wallpaper. In preparation for the arrival of my new screens I've been preparing my screen printing table and taking over the garage!

Sunday, 17 April 2011


I've been developing my patterns and designs, the most exciting being a silhouette of a 1950s style dress. The hour glass figure and the A-line skirt epitomise 1950s fashion.

Monday, 11 April 2011


The window display in my local interior designers is a wonderful collection of 1950s festival memorabilia and the latest 1950s collection from Sanderson.

Sanderson have re-launched some of their original 50s designs alongside the latest creations from contemporary designers and the collection has been a huge success, in particular the fabric.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


I've been gathering all the inspiration I can and recently visited the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. I was delighted to come across the 'Private Paradise' wallpaper exhibition, however it was the Lucienne Day fabric that caught my eye. Considering my own colour scheme the pillar box red definitely seems to have been the colour of the 50s.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


As part of my final university project I am creating a wallpaper and fabric company.

My first collection will have a 1950s Festival of Britain theme. In the current recessional period many post-war values are once again relevant.

The 40s style florals that have been at the height of fashion are becoming over used and the design world is preparing for a full on 50s revival.