creating unique handmade clothing

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 266 Sales


creating unique handmade clothing

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 266 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   ...one-of-a-kind or limited edition pieces, all designed, cut and stitched by me, Lois, in my room with a beautiful view of Edinburgh Castle.

Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

...one-of-a-kind or limited edition pieces, all designed, cut and stitched by me, Lois, in my room with a beautiful view of Edinburgh Castle.


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Mustard Linen Tunic Dress
Liberty of London Cotton Wrap Dress
Liberty of London Blue Flowery Cotton Coat
White and Black Spotted Dress
White Checked Cotton Voile Top
Grey Check Linen/Cotton Long Dress
Grey Plaid/Checked Linen Jacket
Navy Crushed Wool Top
Green Herringbone Tweed Wool Coat with Belt
Navy Gingham Top
Grey Checked/Plaid Tweed Wool Jacket
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5 out of 5 stars

mtripier on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous top, fine craftsmanship. I love this neckline! Will definitely come back for more. Thanks Lois!


raeshirley on Jun 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lois was brilliant, really friendly and helpful. She made my dress to my exact measurements and specification and we were in constant contact about materials and design. It all arrived in the post without a hitch. Thank you so much, I'll post a picture after the big day!!

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Finally, last few days in Edinburgh have been glorious so thinking of warmer days and summer dresses. This is my last cheesecloth dress.

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Short White Cheesecloth Dress
For summer, a cotton gingham dress...but until then, it looks great worn with tights, boots and a warm coat!

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"A beautiful and unique hat, I didn't want to take it off..."
More coming...

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Brown/Black Chevron Harris Tweed Wool Hat
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Although born and raised in Scotland, I have also been incredibly lucky to have lived, worked and studied in Los Angeles, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco and Zurich. Now back living in Edinburgh I have the opportunity to focus my passion for sewing and design into a full-time job.

Lots of things inspire me but I am especially interested in the history and design of fashion, traditional costumes and textiles. I like to mix the old with the new to create something a little bit different and special. Many of my pieces are one-of-a-kind or limited editions and are all designed, cut and stitched by me in my room with a beautiful view of Edinburgh Castle.

As the photographer and model I try to convey the shape and colour of the pieces as best I can but please get in touch if you need more information. And because I know you will want to know, the beautiful jewellery is by thejewelrystory.com

Shop members
  • Lois

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Model

Shop policies

Last updated on October 26, 2015
Welcome to 13threads.

I design and make, package and ship all items myself. I am as interested in the inside of my designs as I am on how they look on the outside so where appropriate I French Seam, serge or finish seams with bias tape.

If you would like one of my designs in a different size or colour then please get in touch.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payments are processed through Paypal or Direct Checkout through Etsy.
Once payment is received, I will post item within the stated shipping time. If for any reason there will be a delay in shipping, I will notify you immediately.

All international orders are posted using Royal Mail International Signed For: parcels are tracked, insured and require a signature at time of delivery. Buyer is responsible for any customs duties or taxes that may be incurred.

All orders within the UK are posted Royal Mail Special Delivery: parcels are tracked, insured and guaranteed next day delivery by 1pm (excluding Saturday).

'Free Shipping' on hats will be sent within the UK by Royal Mail First Class and by Royal Mail Airmail for international deliveries.

If the shipping cost was less than I charged you for, I will refund the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you would like to return an item, please let me know within 3 days of receipt of item. As long as item is not damaged and in original condition, and it is returned to me within 14 days of receipt, I am happy to refund the cost of item minus shipping expenses. Buyer is responsible for return shipping fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch. Feedback and comments are always appreciated!