Laura Shepherd

Accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Shepherd

 

Dressmaking &

 

Tailoring

 

Laura Shepherd
Dressmaking and 
Tailoring
Wool suiting, silk suiting and wool coatings on corduroy_edited_edited

Wool suiting, silk suiting and wool coatings on corduroy_edited_edited

Summer Bow Ties 17/7/16

Summer Bow Ties 17/7/16

Self Tie Bow Ties for Ladies?

Winchester Market 17/7/16

Winchester Market 17/7/16

Green Hues

Green Hues

Streatham Market

Streatham Market

100% Thai Silk Self Tie Bow Tie

100% Thai Silk Self Tie Bow Tie

Caramel Hues

Caramel Hues

Piled up cotton and linen

Piled up cotton and linen

Cool colours and textures

Cool colours and textures

Self Tie Bow Tie 100% Cotton

Self Tie Bow Tie 100% Cotton

Slim Harris Tweed Tie Brown
Slim Harris Tweed Tie Brown

Made in Individually woven Heringbone Harris Tweed

Pure Linen Tie checks of purple hue
Pure Linen Tie checks of purple hue

Slim tie made in pure linen

Pure Linen Tie with blues aqua hues
Pure Linen Tie with blues aqua hues

A slim tie made in a pure linen plaid design, lined with pure silk

Harris Tweed Tie Green
Harris Tweed Tie Green

A slim tie made in individually woven Herringbone Harris Tweed

Linen/silk light blue/aqua Bow Tie
Linen/silk light blue/aqua Bow Tie

Adjustable Self Tie Bow Tie made in Pure linen/silk in a blue/aqua plaid design

Linen PlaidBow Tie in blue/aqua hues
Linen PlaidBow Tie in blue/aqua hues

Individually made adjustable Self Tie Bow Tie made in pure linen

Harris Tweed Bow Tie Brown
Harris Tweed Bow Tie Brown

An adjustable Self Tie Bow Tie made in an individually woven Herringbone Harris Tweed

Linen Bow Tie in purple hues
Linen Bow Tie in purple hues

An adjustable individually made Self Tie Bow Tie in Pure Linen check

Linen Plaid Tie of blue/aqua Hues
Linen Plaid Tie of blue/aqua Hues

Back view of an individually made Pure Linen Tie, lined with pure silk

Linen Check Tie in purple Hues
Linen Check Tie in purple Hues

An individually made Slim Tie in Pure Linen Plaid

Cotton & Linen/Silk sky blue Tote
Cotton & Linen/Silk sky blue Tote

Individually made Tote bag with front pocket. Lined in contrasting Linen/Silk with internal pocket

Linen check Tote blue/purple hues
Linen check Tote blue/purple hues

Individually made Tote Bag with front pocket made in pure Linen. Lining includes inside pocket.

Harris Tweed Neck Warmer Green check
Harris Tweed Neck Warmer Green check

An individually woven Harris Tweed Neck Warmer lined with Cotton Velvet

Harris Tweed Neck Warmer Green check
Harris Tweed Neck Warmer Green check

Individually woven Harris Tweed Neck Warmer lined with Cotton Velvet.

Faux Fur warmer with hanging cord
Faux Fur warmer with hanging cord

Individually made in a Faux Fur Pelt lined in a cosy fleece inner - close up view.

Faux Fur Warmer with hanging cord
Faux Fur Warmer with hanging cord

Individually made Faux Fur Pelt warmer lined in a cosy fleece.

Faux Fur Hands Warmer & hanging cord
Faux Fur Hands Warmer & hanging cord

Individually made Faux Fur Pelt hands warmer lined in a cosy fleece with hanging cord

Harris Tweed Neck Warmer Brown
Harris Tweed Neck Warmer Brown

An individually woven Harris Tweed Herringbone Neck Warmer lined in a cosy contrasting Aztec fleece design

Harris Tweed Neck Warmer Brown
Harris Tweed Neck Warmer Brown

Individually woven Harris Tweed Herringbone Neck Warmer lined in a cosy contrasting Aztec design fleece.

Faux Fur Hands Muff Warmer Pale Pink
Faux Fur Hands Muff Warmer Pale Pink

Individually made Faux Fur Hands warmer lined with a cosy fleece with hanging cord.

Harris Tweed Glasses Case Red&White
Tweed glasses case in blue/pink hues
Cotton Velvet evening bag Coral
Harris Tweed Glasses Case Green
Harris Tweed and Corduroy Case
Cotton going out purse Blue/White
Harris Tweed Glasses case Grey/brown
urse sky blue&navy& White Linen
Velvet evening bag view front

Much of my work has been in natural fabrics....silks, cottons, linens, wools and tweeds which I love; I also enjoy the fall and flexibility of working with man made textures. 

A local fashion show offered the opportunity for a model to wear this individually made Ball dress in Silk Dupion

A bespoke dress for a formal black tie event in cotton velvet with raglan sleeves that sharpened an angled neck line.

The detail of a tailored bound button hole offers the opportunity to use a stunning contrast. 

The design of the gown was copied from one that belonged to my customer's 

friend. We chose the weight of velvet and lining to get the right fall.   

 One of the outcomes of running a market stall in Streatham, London 2015,was learning that my love of the textures and weights of different fabrics, was affirmed by customers who visited and bought from my accessories stall. They wanted to touch, feel and see the products and fabrics I have used. It's challenging to capture the mix of colours and textures when buying online. If you want to see my wares or express your indiduality through what you wear, give me a call to find out when and where my next market stall will be. 

The Individually woven Harris Tweed came from a weaver from the Isle of Lewis. John MacGregor visited my shop in the early 90s with bales of tweed and a multitude of different coloured yarns. He and I would choose the colours and patterns for him to make up a length (always in yards) of tweed that would meet the customers requirements. A one off suit with a one off piece of Harris Tweed.

20 years on, I still have a limited supply of John's Tweed which I am making up in to accessories as well as being commissioned to make them up in to totally individual garments.

An elfin Bridesmaid

dress and jacket that a customer commissioned

by giving me her drawing. She bought the silks of dupion, chiffon and organza to be made up and fitted.

markets

Faux-Fur

silks

Cottons

Wools

Tweeds

 Handbags, Hand Warmers & Neck Warmers

 Ties, and self-tie Bow Ties 

Glasses Cases and Going out purses

 Cutting the pattern

for the dress was

the only way to make

the copy.

 

What else?

When I'm not making things we can wear to express our individuality, I use other skills  to help people to express themselves.......

......take a look on

www.spinnakercoaching.com