Madeline’s second time around – a story about a dress.
fashion, craft, vintage, design / madeline newport / Orange NSW / re-modelling / repurposing / slow fashion / sustainable design / weddings

Madeline’s second time around – a story about a dress.

Would you wear an old dress to your wedding? It’s not that unusual. Once upon a time, resourceful women kept their wedding dresses for future uses. They often shared them with their sisters, daughters and extended family for weddings or special occasions. This is the story of a dress that came out of the dark … Continue reading

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Swanning around in the Central West
fashion, craft, vintage, design / madeline newport / Orange NSW / wedding fashions / weddings

Swanning around in the Central West

Mixing business with pleasure is easy in the wedding industry. I’m up and down to Sydney all the time so you’d expect I’d be sick of driving. But I love Orange and it doesn’t take much arm twisting to get me in my car and heading out west. After packing the car with dress bags, tool … Continue reading

The mystery in the dress
design / dress detective / fashion / fashion, craft, vintage, design / Orange NSW / re-modelling / weddings

The mystery in the dress

It all started with an intriguing form submission via my website http://www.pearlbutton.com.au asking me if I’d be interested in doing some work on a vintage dress. Following a few email conversations, we arranged to talk. The voice on the other end of the phone was excited and full of enthusiasm, I liked this person instantly. … Continue reading