Okay- so here's the new site for Fine and Dandy dressmaking - everything from 2012 onwards,
Friday, February 03, 2012
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Its that time of year for school balls again!
Shopping for a dress designer or vintage is exciting and fun but getting a dress made tailored to you is also a great option - you get a dress that you know no one else will be wearing on the night and it can be a really affordable option if your design is not too complicated or you have a store bought pattern to work with. I usually make a few ball dresses each season and love to work with clients to make their perfect dress. The most affordable way to go is to get a pattern made up to fit you perfectly - most designs can be made up for $150- $250 ( + fabrics, zip ect..) Simple design elements can be altered and you get it fitted perfectly to you. I can also make up your own unique design from a picture or idea you have. If you still haven't found your perfect dress maybe I can help! My usual time frame if you are in a hurry is two weeks but if you need it even sooner it never hurts to ask :) email me at Lovelovelorelei@gmail.com
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Here are some prices for basic jobs,
Pants/Jeans hem : $14
Blind hem ( by hand) : $20
Skirt hems :$12- $18
Mend hole e.g in jeans : $5- $10 per hole
Take in jeans to make skinny fit : $25
Sew on buttons : $2.50 per button ( $5 minimum charge)
Other alterations and dressmaking/pattern making are charged at an hourly rate of $26. I am located in Devon street, Aro valley for drop off but am also in Cuba street two days a week. Please email for more information or call/txt me on 021 1505 291 if you need something in a hurry!
Friday, September 12, 2008
A LOVELY LITTLE STORE WITH FLOWERS, ALL KINDS OF CRAFTY GOODIES AND CHILDREN'S AND ADULTS CLOTHING. YOU CAN FIND BOTH MY LABELS - "LORELEI" AND "FINE AND DANDY" THERE. NEW STOCK IN STORE TODAY INCLUDES CUTE TARTAN PARTY DRESSES AND SUPER WEARABLE - AND BEAUTIFUL SMOCK DRESSES AND TOPS, LOOSE AND COMFY THEY ARE VERY FLATTERING WHEN WORN WITH A BELT. THE PIECES ARE MAINLY ONE-OFFS AND RANGE FROM SIZE 6 TO 16. YAY FOR DIVERSITY!
JUNIPER GALLERY IS SITUATED AT 14 RINTOUL STREET, NEWTOWN - NEXT TO THE SALVATION ARMY.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Woo hoo! music on my blog!
Go to the very bottom of this page to see my playlist...
Prince, Kate Bush, Cocteau twins even - with my namesake Lorelei song.
I just finished painstakingly copying out all the code myself and Im proud! Sam (my sweet boyfriend) has just started comp science at uni and Iv'e been becoming a bit more familiar with the whole thing, but thats the first thing like that I've done. It feels good to learn how to do computer stuff- even if it is laughably basic. Usually I just copy/ paste code for links and stuff like that but somehow I couldnt do that here- I wouldn't be surprised if i just couldn't find the right place to do it - but anyhow...
Music inspires me quite a lot as a designer- not in any direct way like movies or seeing someone who looks amazing on the street does but in a more inward kind of spiritual way.. its like music can reconnect you to inspiration and excitement of life in general and for me being a big daydreamer and fantasy part-taker some songs can really get me going- slipping into those beautiful places where image and energy and sexuality and emotion take over.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Craft time! Come shopping and get inspired this Saturday at the New Dowse. Craft 2.0 is held twice a year and showcases loads of fantastic work by local designers, artists and crafters. To find out more visit the website- see the weblinks list to the lower left. I will be there with some cute bags and purses, and my new "Fine and Dandy" kids clothing.