5 steps to feel your badass Luxe Rebel self

5 steps to feel your badass Luxe Rebel self

I know that feeling pretty well you’re looking through your wardrobe and that feeling of guilt and shame comes across you like a wave every single day, that there is nothing in there that you like or want to wear or it doesn’t even represent who you are anymore.

I have been there myself and I think now is a perfect time more than ever to really tap into who you want to be and how you want to dress and I’m not talking about how you want to dress so other people think you look good.

It’s not about that at all, you’ve got to feel happy within yourself first before you can put that outer layer on to make you feel even more badass.

I know you’re probably sat there thinking well yeah it’s easier said than done but it really is.

I’m on a mission with Born to Thread to spread this message even more so grab a cuppa and read my 5 steps to feel confident in clothing below.

Step 1.

Start with your mindset really tap into how you want to feel and say that to yourself multiple times a day, even write it down. Man, even wright it in red lipstick on the mirror so you see it every morning when you get up. You need to be saying nice things to yourself every day if you want to start loving yourself.

I’m not kidding, the more you do this the more you can open up and really embrace who you want to be and feel more confident in your clothing. 

Step 2.

Start journaling your feelings down the more you get this out of the head and down onto paper the more it frees up space. Start sketching ideas of outfits or a capsule wardrobe really home into a style you love.

Or if you are not into sketching, Pinterest ( if you’re not already on it ) can be amazing for this because it helps give you some inspiration and you can pin to boards to get a real sense of style through them.

From this you can then create a vision board the more creative you can be and see it visually every day the more you are going to feel empowered to be that confident version of yourself.

Step 3.

De-clutter! Yep get rid of those outfits that are no longer serving you, get some organisation in your life. Go Marie Kondo on yo ass! Head to Netflix if you’ve not watched her yet! Apparently, charity shops had a surge of people donating in 2019 after watching the series.

I am so guilty for hoarding and holding onto outfits that maybe I’ll wear again or maybe I’ll fit into again but do we really ever?

Nop that my friends is what’s called a lack mindset and is what’s holding you back from being your true self and moving forwards.

Now go declutter!

Step 4.

Now that we have done all the steps above and by no means, I know it’s not an overnight change but if you really want it – you will make it happen.

I know this because it has taken me a hella time to become really comfortable in my own skin and really feel confident in my clothing. Yes even me who can make clothes.

It’s still an ongoing change because we constantly evolve as humans and you’ve got to not be scared to do so.

Reprogram those old beliefs, step out of your comfort zone.

Step 5.

The killer outfit

Do you know why this is called the killer outfit because you have done all the groundwork to make it a killer outfit, you are oozing confidence so, therefore, it shines out of the clothing that you are wearing.

Felling good in clothing is a big thing, I don’t care what anyone says it’s part of our identity. You’ve got to embrace your style.

I think there is so much pressure for people to fit in and look a certain way.

You should be wearing this or you should be wearing that. Oh, you’re into that music so therefore you should dress like this! I say: No not at all don’t conform.

I want you to be your badass Luxe Rebel self.

So thanks for stopping by my amazing Ted Talk… I want you to start actioning step 1 and really see how you start to feel after being so nice to yourself every day for a week.

I’m guessing a hella lot better.

This is how I work with you through my custom leather service, pulling out your personality into a completely unique piece that lasts a lifetime.

I mean tell me what’s more a better feeling than feeling good in what you wear especially when it has been handmade just for you.

If you are interested in my custom service then you can read more about it here

Dust Settles – Not Your Usual Alternative Wedding Fair

Dust Settles – Not Your Usual Alternative Wedding Fair

The other week I packed up my badass jackets in Delores the mini and hit the road to go exhibit at the Dust settles – alternative wedding fair hosted by The Costa Sisters at The Shack Revolution in Hereford.

I had an absolute blast at this Las Vegas themed wedding fair and probably one of the most chilled out ones I have been too.

Not only were the other vendors incredibly talented and fun to meet but the entertainment was spot on too — more about that later

As I rarely do wedding fairs I had to get my thinking cap on as to how I wanted my stall to look. I wanted it to be inviting, relaxed to browse and my jackets had to be on show as I found been on rail doesn’t do them any justice.

I had a vision in my head of how I wanted it too look so I took it to paper and luckily enough my dad the handy man was able to build me the stands that I needed. Boom it was just what I wanted and perfect for showing off my jackets too because that was the main thing.

My kick ass stall at Dust Settles 

The best thing about this wedding fair was it started at 5pm so there was no rush to get there early and had the majority of the day to set up – it was all chill! 

I got to meet some fantastic couples who were excited about getting married and it was lovely to know that most of them followed me on instagram already to which they were interested to see my jackets in real life. So thank you if you are reading this and came along that day it was awesome to hear that.

Now nothing makes an alternative wedding fair like all the other vendor involved and here is just some of the kick ass suppliers involved that I highly recommend you check out if you are looking for your wedding

Peach and Wolfe – Dreamy badass stationary 

Skin and Bones Jewellery –  Incredible designs and just beautiful

The Cake Spa – Marshmallows to die for and the yummiest cakes you’ll ever see. 

Pink Palm Events – The raddest events planner

The House Of Love Illustration – Live illustration at your event – how cool

This Will Be Forever – prop hire to die for

But wait there is more and you can find the whole line up of vendors to view here

Now for the entertainment… well all I need to say is what a show they put on from fire breathing badass babes, killer catwalk to a drag bingo and a Trump drag act which was just hilarious and would just be the best thing to shock your auntie at the wedding with but on a serious note do check out these peeps because if you are looking for something alternative for your wedding then look no further.

The babes of Steel Cats fire breathing 

Im going to leave you with these stunning pics taken by Alt Wedding Co who have also taken the photos that I have used in this blog post. 

How to order from my custom leather jacket service

How to order from my custom leather jacket service

Wanna go custom? but not sure how or what I offer, then fear not, this post is to help and how the journey works when you order one of my badass jackets.

 

What makes my jackets different?

A lot of people are shocked when they find out that my jackets are made from scratch, yes that’s all of it, from the design to pattern cutting working with your measurements, cutting out of the fabric to sewing the design and jacket Pretty cool huh?

It definitely makes it like no other you’ve seen before.

I taught myself how to make a jacket from an existing one I had, then developed the patterns to change the style and create the perfect fit.

It also happens to be a personal favourite item of mine which is why I absolutely love making them.

Each one of my custom leather jackets is made from high-quality leather sourced from an ethical leather merchant in Northampton UK and you can read more about why I use real leather here 

All handcrafted by my fair hands from my home studio in North Yorkshire UK.

I have options for plain jackets or designs with a personalised design to your requirements, where each design is hand-drawn and cut out in leather to create a truly unique investment piece just for you.

I’m here to create magic for you and make you feel like the luxe rebel you deserve to be. 

My custom leathers will help you go from feeling lost and frustrated with your wardrobe to being able to put together badass outfits confidently and effortlessly every day. 

HOW IT WORKS 

 

  • Jackets will be made from my blocks to your measurements and can be personalised to suit whatever design you have in mind. 
  • I start by discussing via email or zoom about your designs ideas, fabric colours, sizing, FAQs, and for me to get a feel on how to bring your personality into the jacket with my design knowledge. 
  • Follow up of all info discussed through a confirmed email 
  • I then take your design idea and draw it up in digital form so you get an idea of what it will look like
  • I can send any fabric samples to you in person before the making of the jacket to make sure you’re 100% happy with the colours and fabrics 
  • A sample of the jacket will be sent with a zoom call for me to check the fit before making in leather   
  • Email updates on the process of your jacket to make sure you are 100% happy with how it’s looking.
  • PDF printout on how to care for your jacket 
  • Lifetime guarantee  
  • All jackets will be posted in a luxe bespoke Born to Thread reusable box. 

HOW TO ORDER

My custom service opens up two times a year in February and July, I book up to 15 people on my custom spots to work with them personally over 6 to 8 weeks, Custom takes time and this is slow fashion rebels.

I have a waiting list open ready for February 2022 where you will be able to find out when I open and you get the chance to book on with me first.

LUXURY INVESTMENT 

  • Custom jacket to tailored to your size with no design – pricing starts from £599
  • The full works inc. custom design on the back and jacket tailored to your size – pricing starts from £799
  • A £100 deposit is required to secure your spot, payment plans are welcome 

(Jacket postage is included in the price)

Personalised designs don’t just have to be on the back, I can detail the front, sleeves, lapel and back. 

I guarantee when you wear a piece of Born to Thread you will feel like your own luxe rebel icon.

So are you ready to invest in your style and create a piece of wearable personalised work of art for yourself?

CUSTOM ORDERS WILL RE-OPEN IN FEB 2022, WANT TO BE THE FIRST TO KNOW? THEN SIGN UP FOR MY VIP WAITLIST

custom leather jacket service
Is women’s bespoke clothing poor quality

Is women’s bespoke clothing poor quality

My answer to whether women’s bespoke clothing is poorly made is – not in the slightest at all! In fact, it’s the complete opposite of what people think.

Did you know when clothing is made in mass-produced factories its passed through several fast production lines which mean a certain amount of garments have to be made in a particular time

Where is the love and care in that?

There will be a machinist for the body of the garment, a machinist for the zips, a machinist for the sleeves and so on and they don’t focus on the size it’s just how many they can get made in a day.

This is where to believe the problem can occur because with them having to get so many numbers of items made in a day mistakes happen = garments not fitting properly.

Have you ever been to try something on and size doesn’t fit but them you try another size and it fits… well this is because it’s not made by the same person and care hasn’t gone into the making of the garment.

But it plays with your mindset doesn’t it,  I defiantly have for me I’ve gone to try things on and come away feeling not very confident and bit disheartened about the whole shopping experience.

Why should I choose bespoke clothing then?

When you choose to go bespoke not only do you get care and attention going into the item but it is also made to you exact measurements. 

That means when trying something on you come away feeling incredible and a hell of a lot more confident, I can guarantee you on that one. 

When working with me 1:1 that is exactly what my main priority is: confidence.

It’s all in mindset when it comes to clothing and I believe confidence plays a big part. I love to tap into your personality and really get you to connect with who you are.

Confidence in clothing is everything — own that shit.

This is where I can eliminate the fear of clothing being made poorly as well because not only do you get to create a rocking leather jacket or piece of clothing you get to be apart of the journey too, you get to see how its made.

This also relates to my previous blog post about 5 myths about handmade clothing

Ready to own your own piece of bespoke clothing? Drop me a message and let’s chat.

5 myths about handmade clothing

5 myths about handmade clothing

Im here to talk about myths around handmade clothing and what is not so true. My aim in my business is to bring you quality handmade clothing that last a lifetime and in this blog post I’m going to discuss with you just why

Would you rather buy a piece of fast fashion over and over again or a very well made item that will last a lifetime? I know which one I would choose.

Buying a piece of tailored clothing is a daunting thought especially when you hear such things like:

  • its not well made — poor quality
  • Oh it will just fall apart
  • Its old fashioned
  • Its too expensive

So let’s dive into it.

5 myths about handmade clothing

1. Handmade garments are unfashionable

Wrong! I know it can seem like handmade clothing is just for grandmas who use the kitchen curtains to make a dress or mums who make up the duvet into costume for a school Christmas play… we’ve all been there yeah? I remember having a sheet wrapped around me for an angel in the nativity but enough about that.

Within my designs they are no way unfashionable, I research the latest trends, keep up to date with the latest colours and fabrics. In fact being sustainable and thrifty is the new trend so getting something handmade — you are bang on trend!

 

5 myths about handmade clothing

2. Handmade clothing is too expensive

Yes, it may seem that when first enquiring but if you sit and think abut how much you spend on fast fashion that doesn’t last then in the long run it actually works out a lot less in money.

When it comes to bespoke clothing its an investment piece that is made to fit you so it will not only make you feel incredible, it will also last a lifetime.

When you look at it from a mindset point of view you will probably look after it and enjoy wearing it more than what you would spending on something that you just buy for the sake of buying.

 

5 myths about handmade clothing

3. Hand made clothing is poor quality.

This is one for the mindset again because when you think of handmade you automatically think its going to fall apart because its not bought from a proper shop or it doesn’t have the label on it.

When in actual fact it’s made so much better. Everything in my studio is made from scratch not mass produced so from the cutting out to the sewing up its all checked over by me in which I make sure its made to the highest quality.

When In mass produced factories its passed through several fast production lines which mean a certain amount of garments have to be made in a certain time — where’s the love in that?

 

5 myths about handmade clothing

4. But you can’t send handmade clothing back

My business is based on made to order, personalised and bespoke clothing.

By law my made to order items I do accept returns for faulty reasons and simply if you change your mind.

My exception on bespoke and personalised I can accept returns on the bases on faulty or not as described. However If you do have a problem I always try to find a solution for you especially when it comes to the fit of the garment.

 

5 myths about handmade clothing

5. Handmade clothing is just for special occasions.

Bridal wear and evening wear are special occasions and people feel like these are the only times you should get something handmade.

But I disagree with this I think everyday is a special occasion, if you want to feel confident in what you wear and something that lets your personality shine through then having a piece of handmade clothing is the way to go.

Imagine opening up you wardrobe and seeing something that represents you and you feel excited to wear it — then I don’t have to say anymore.

I definitely think handmade clothing is coming back in a big way, especially when the fashion industry is the biggest threat to climate change. Making a change and buying less choosing well is the way forward.

If you are interested in having coming made by Born to Thread then check out my bespoke clothing service.

 

5 myths about handmade clothing