The Best things about buying handmade clothes and accessories is that you get to meet the maker and can have some real input into what creation you actually choose – most handmade fashion artisans are open to bespoke orders and you may well be able to order exactly what you have in mind. That said, often it is best to take a chance with their own suggestions, as the creator has the look and feel of the items in mind and knows what is selling and working for others.
Recently I spoke with Rayleem, from Floral and Spot designs.
Sourcing her vintage fabrics from garage sales, deceased estates and op shops means Floral and Spot has a unique range of florals and spots to work with – so you’re unlikely to see a similar pattern – let alone the exact style – anywhere else. And this is one of the biggest selling points among her fans – shoppers love knowing that their purchase is not so much off the rack and more a bespoke combination of vintage textiles with a one off pattern. So those looking for a signature style have definitely found themselves a brand to follow in Floral and Spot.
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