HANDMADE CLOTHING FROM STYLECAMP
From original concept to the finishing stitches, Stylecamp's vintage-inspired womenswear clothing collection is completely handmade in Folkestone, UK, by sole designer, Lindsey.
Learn a little more about the inspiration, process and the work that goes into making this handmade collection
'HOME' IS THE FRENCH RIVIERA
I'm hugely inspired by women's Riviera style from the 1920s to 1950s, and the history of the glamorous lifestyle brought to these destinations by famous visitors.
I aim to emulate the holiday spirit captured in vintage travel posters. I want customers to feel as good as this in my clothes, whether they are travelling, or not.
Once I have my design, I hand draft the paper dress patterns and sew mock-up samples over and over again, tweaking the design until I achieve the right look.
Through all my designs I think of how my customer will wear it and what will be most practical. For instance, I like to consider where a bra will sit or include jersey support linings for added comfort.
Next I'll cut the final pattern pieces on the correct fabric and sew one last sample to ensure the fit. I usually can't wait to wear it myself!
The work doesn't end there; it's back to the paper dress patterns to grade the finished design into sizes XS-L, before photographing the style for the shop.
BENEFITS OF HANDMADE
Stylecamp's original design is an extension of my own style, inspired by unique, personal experiences.
Being handmade means quality comes first. I source beautiful fabrics and give care and attention to the fit and finish of my designs, including any alterations.