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♥ Visit the shop http://www.lesleysgirlsvintage.etsy.com ♥ Our other shop sells upcycled altered and repro vintage style items at http://www.lesleysgirlsupcycled.etsy.com ♥ Follow our Blog http://www.lesleysgirls.blogspot.com ♥ Follow us on Twitter at Lesleys_Girls ♥ Like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lesleysgirls ♥

Lesley’s Girls are Janine and Susannah, two sisters on a mission to revive timeless style by reviving and renovating vintage clothes and lifestyle items. We also celebrate the elegance of yesteryear's clothes with a range of handmade repro and up-cycled clothes and accessories (we ALWAYS make it clear if they are original vintage or one of our own creations).

We want to make vintage wearable, usable, easy and affordable. We want you to love the romance and beauty of the pieces but want to use and wear them…

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  • Female
  • Joined August 14, 2011

Favorite materials

vintage, lace, rayon, gabardine, silk, nylon jersey, sewing patterns, dresses, taffeta, tulle, knit, wool and yarn, cashmere

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LesleysGirlsVintage
Elegant Vintage Fashion & Haberdashery

About

♥ Visit the shop http://www.lesleysgirlsvintage.etsy.com ♥ Our other shop sells upcycled altered and repro vintage style items at http://www.lesleysgirlsupcycled.etsy.com ♥ Follow our Blog http://www.lesleysgirls.blogspot.com ♥ Follow us on Twitter at Lesleys_Girls ♥ Like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lesleysgirls ♥

Lesley’s Girls are Janine and Susannah, two sisters on a mission to revive timeless style by reviving and renovating vintage clothes and lifestyle items. We also celebrate the elegance of yesteryear's clothes with a range of handmade repro and up-cycled clothes and accessories (we ALWAYS make it clear if they are original vintage or one of our own creations).

We want to make vintage wearable, usable, easy and affordable. We want you to love the romance and beauty of the pieces but want to use and wear them too. Our stock is always changing so keep looking at our Etsy shop for new additions.

We chose our shop name in honour of our mother who passed away when we were children; she was a great inspiration, a fabulous seamstress and a brilliant mother (amongst other things!)

Janine: "I love vintage and have always wished we lived 100 years ago so I could wear the beautiful, elegant fashions... in recent years I have realised the 21st century is probably better (the internet and central heating to name but two good reasons why!) but there is nothing to stop me wearing the classic styles, and I love the idea of passing this opportunity to others through our shop. I am also a history graduate, a love of which I was brought up with, and love the fact that vinatge clothes aren't just pretty but they tell you a bit about the social history of the era."

Susannah: "I have been sewing since I was 8 years old, creating clothes for my dolls with scraps of fabric given to me my our mother, Lesley. I love reviving neglected vintage clothes sympathetically where a new stitch or two is needed to make them wearable again. Where vintage clothes are beyond repair I love the challenge of creatively re-inventing them to make them loved again... up-cycling is the modern make do and mend."

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