OuterLimitz

1950s inspired and true vintage clothing

Exeter, United Kingdom · 1380 Sales

OuterLimitz

1950s inspired and true vintage clothing

Exeter, United Kingdom 1380 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Diana

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Announcement   My repro 50s garments are all either outfits designed by myself taking inspiration from old patterns, movies and pictures, or if a vintage pattern has been used then it has been carefully tweaked to make allowances for the modern figure and undergarments. All garments are made from carefully selected quality fabrics. All repro items are handmade in Devon, UK by myself and daughter in law Tara. (Although we are currently seeking extra machinists) Everything is produced in limited quatities and is one of the most individual ranges of 1950's inspired outfits available today.

I also offer for sale hand picked vintage items for men and women - these are always clearly labelled with the correct era, and thoroughly examined and described.

I have a passion for vintage clothing and the vintage lifestyle - this is not a fad! Its how i have lived for longer than I care to own up to!

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Last updated on May 6, 2016

My repro 50s garments are all either outfits designed by myself taking inspiration from old patterns, movies and pictures, or if a vintage pattern has been used then it has been carefully tweaked to make allowances for the modern figure and undergarments. All garments are made from carefully selected quality fabrics. All repro items are handmade in Devon, UK by myself and daughter in law Tara. (Although we are currently seeking extra machinists) Everything is produced in limited quatities and is one of the most individual ranges of 1950's inspired outfits available today.

I also offer for sale hand picked vintage items for men and women - these are always clearly labelled with the correct era, and thoroughly examined and described.

I have a passion for vintage clothing and the vintage lifestyle - this is not a fad! Its how i have lived for longer than I care to own up to!

Diana

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Diana

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The perfect A/W and day to night wiggle dress! Joan in soft jet black ponte Roma jersey is available in sizes XXS to XXL at only £65

About

The only thing preventing you from living your dream is fear

The scariest thing I have ever done was to 'go it alone' and try to earn my living by my own handiwork - it is also the most fulfilling thing!

Back in the late 1970s I had a small OuterLimitz stall, in a centre known as the Old Cop Shop and run by a local eccentric who was hoping to inspired young people and enable them to start their own businesses. My stall sold vintage 50s clothing and a few full and circle skirts that i made - I remember another stall holder was a young designer, someone else sold used vinyl - it was fun place. When we started a family the stall was closed up and I spent the next decade or so making christening gowns, bespoke childrens wear and bridesmaid dresses for a Torquay shop - I even made a dress for Paul Youngs daughter!

Around 1995 the time was right to relaunch OuterLimitz - after much research I decided that repro clothing rather than vintage would be my main route as good quality vintage was no longer so readily available or so cheap. I would design and make my own range of clothing and also cherry pick the best vintage I could find to sell alongside it. My clothing aims to flatter and celebrate real womens figures, to be functional and to last. I love it when customers come back to buy again as I feel it means they must be happy with their original buy! Its a huge kick to see my outfits going off allover the world.

Recently I have found myself too busy and needed help to continue to provide good customer service and to meet orders in a timely manner - enter Tara! My ace assistant and also daughter in law which is a bonus as it keeps the business in the family!

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  • Diane

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Boss Lady

    I have loved clothes for as long as I remember even designing and making for my Barbie when young When given a book of 20th Century fashion, it didnt take me long even at age 10 to realise that the 1950s were the era for me and I never looked back

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Last updated on Apr 24, 2016
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Custom and personalised orders

When we are not too busy and will be able to complete a custom order within a reasonable time scale we do accept orders.