Here at Yesterday's Girl, all of our garments are lovingly designed and handmade right here in the UK. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at just how they're made!
1) The Design
We love vintage, and we love creating one-of-a-kind garments to add some vintage flair to your wardrobe. All of our clothes are inspired by the silhouettes of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Every design starts with an idea, but it can be a long process transforming them into a beautifully unique garment for your vintage wardrobe. We begin with a sketch, which we then use to draft a working pattern.
2) Testing the Pattern
From the pattern we create a draft of the garment out of muslin, to test how it fits. This is called a toile. Depending on the fit, we may have to create several toiles until it's absolutely perfect!
3) Grading the Pattern
Once we are happy with the fit and design of the pattern, and we're confident the pattern is absolutely perfect, the pattern is then graded into different sizes. Currently we grade our patterns into sizes 8-14.
4) Sourcing Our Fabrics
Next up, we need to source the right fabrics for each design and this is our favourite part! We source our fabrics from suppliers all over the UK and Europe, and most of the time our fabrics are in short supply. We use a variety of high quality fabrics from cottons, linens, crepes, and wool mix fabrics. The more colourful and quirky the print, the better!
5) Preparing the Fabric
Once we have sourced our fabrics, we cut out the pattern pieces in all the different sizes, ready to be sewn.
6) Making Our Clothes
Then each of our garments are carefully hand sewn together, starting with the bodice.
Once all the pieces have been sewn together, its just then adding the finishing touches such as buttons, zips and trims.
We're proud that all of our garments are lovingly handmade in the UK. We only make a handful of each garment, so once they're gone, they're gone! That way you know you're buying something which is truly unique.
7) Ready to Ship!
Finally they are all packaged up ready to be shipped! We love seeing our clothes go to a loving new home! All of our packaging is recyclable.