Beast mode

A nice, productive day in the studio. Had both Holly and intern Cassy here, so we made a lot of progress! It's making me feel hopeful about being properly prepared for this year off from December. All our older samples are getting finished and finding homes nice and swiftly. And I've remembered five more that we … Continue reading Beast mode

This year is flying by! Almost time for us to empty our studio and embark on new adventures.

Hello all!As most of you will know by now, I am soon going to be taking a year "off" from Sparklewren to make time for other interests.During that time I will be turning out perhaps one couture corset per month (pre-made over the next couple of months and embellished during the year off).So that means that … Continue reading This year is flying by! Almost time for us to empty our studio and embark on new adventures.

Midnight Blue, almost ready…

Holly and our intern Ffion are today finishing the embellishment on the midnight blue silk overbust. This is an old Birds Wing overbust made years ago that was never properly finished, if you remember... a test piece when I was trying out numerous construction options, trying to figure out the best way of making multi-panel … Continue reading Midnight Blue, almost ready…

Trying to use time wisely

I was sorting out some pics and just thought to myself how pleased I was with 2015. It was a really nice and good year, both personally and professionally, and I feel that the designs we created (and the shoots we did, especially at the castle) are the best I've done yet. That's a nice feeling, … Continue reading Trying to use time wisely

A lot can change in seven months…

Hell, a lot can change in one week. But even so, one should learn to plan ahead. You will have seen me tentatively skirting around the idea of changing things up a little... or a lot. And kind of half-sharing my plans, but not going into great detail. Well the only reason I'm not sharing every … Continue reading A lot can change in seven months…

Work Work Work Work Work…

Today has been very stimulating! Lovely company in the form of three interns plus Holly, and so lots of creative business chat and corset geekery discussed. Plus, we've been playing with a lot of lace!  We also progressed on pattering and toiles for bespoke clients, plus embellishment for a new design, plus hand-quilting the hip gores for … Continue reading Work Work Work Work Work…