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Cupcake Cardigans embraces the desire to own a very special one-off design; an individual creation that only you own!

I have been making and creating since I was 6 years old. That's when my mum taught me to sew on her 1960s Universal sewing machine; from which sparks would fly out of the motor every time the needle stuck in the fabric. It was a dangerous hobby to have for a child. Thankfully I never got hurt. The sewing bug stayed with me until adulthood and I completed my B.A. Hons in Fashion Design Practice, but was jaded with the fashion industry. It was never about mass production for me, nor did I embrace making one-off pieces for the very wealthy. So I, like many others, needed to find a 'real job' to support my love of making for pleasure; to support my quest for individuality and to express myself in a tangible way.
Now I make allsorts, but currently my collection…

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  • Joined April 24, 2011

Favorite materials

cotton, suede, glass

About

Cupcake Cardigans embraces the desire to own a very special one-off design; an individual creation that only you own!

I have been making and creating since I was 6 years old. That's when my mum taught me to sew on her 1960s Universal sewing machine; from which sparks would fly out of the motor every time the needle stuck in the fabric. It was a dangerous hobby to have for a child. Thankfully I never got hurt. The sewing bug stayed with me until adulthood and I completed my B.A. Hons in Fashion Design Practice, but was jaded with the fashion industry. It was never about mass production for me, nor did I embrace making one-off pieces for the very wealthy. So I, like many others, needed to find a 'real job' to support my love of making for pleasure; to support my quest for individuality and to express myself in a tangible way.
Now I make allsorts, but currently my collection consists of vintage button necklaces using recycled buttons, wiring and suede. I love it and it supports my "waste not, want not" mantra.
I hope you will find something of loveliness in my shop, and don't forget the piece that you purchase will never be recreated. It is unique to you.

Christine

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