RoobyLane

WEAR YOUR PERSONALITY With My custom designed fabrics

Portsmouth, United Kingdom · 10746 Sales

RoobyLane

WEAR YOUR PERSONALITY With My custom designed fabrics

Portsmouth, United Kingdom 10746 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Rooby

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Announcement   Rooby Lane
QUIRKY DRESSES SKIRTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR GROWN UPS!
Have something custom designed and made by my extremely talented team of seamstresses.
Custom designed Fabrics
Alternative Prom Dresses
Alternative Wedding dresses
Unusual Special Occasion dresses
Book scarves and Literature scarves
Vintage style skirts and dresses
Literature bags
Alice in Wonderland skirts and costumes
Personalised gifts
Custom made and designed scarves and skirts

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Last updated on Jun 24, 2016

Rooby Lane
QUIRKY DRESSES SKIRTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR GROWN UPS!
Have something custom designed and made by my extremely talented team of seamstresses.
Custom designed Fabrics
Alternative Prom Dresses
Alternative Wedding dresses
Unusual Special Occasion dresses
Book scarves and Literature scarves
Vintage style skirts and dresses
Literature bags
Alice in Wonderland skirts and costumes
Personalised gifts
Custom made and designed scarves and skirts

Rooby

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Rooby

Childs Alice In Wonderland Skirt By Rooby Lane
US$34.04
Comic Strip Hero Skirt By Rooby Lane
US$57.19
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2166)
Carly Mullady

Carly Mullady on Jul 27, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

The skirt is adorable but it is very thin for the price. It's one simple layer of printed material--not lined, not doubled, just a thin layer of fabric. I'll hope it is warm out and not windy when I wear it. It falls nicely with the bunching at the waist, though, and seems like it would be flattering on pretty much anyone. The ribbon that came with mine is not like the one pictured. It's a bright kelly green that doesn't match any other color in the print, so a muted tone ribbon like the one pictured would make it not look like a child's Christmas skirt. I reached out to the shop owner, who was very sweet & said she'd replace the ribbon, but it never arrived. I wanted this for my rehearsal dinner. I'll improvise. It's pretty, but I wouldn't buy another anywhere near this price point again.

Rooby

Rooby responded on Jul 30, 2016

Hi there This skirt is 100% cotton. Due to the design I wouldn't be able to add lining it would make it far too bunchy around the waist. I can offer lined skirts but they would be more expensive and a different style, which is I believe the conversation we had. A choice of extra ribbon colours were shipped straight out to you, so I apologise if you have yet to receive them. Small business's like mine do not have items mass printed and manufactured so production prices are higher. My items are made right here on the Isle Of Wight by a small team of seamstresses, and fabrics are printed here in the UK where we have to pay VAT et. My prices reflect all of these things... Cheap isn't what I sell. Well made, well sewn, unique, items are what I sell. Made locally with love!

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About

Fabrics With Personality

I have always enjoyed designing fabrics and clothing. I started out drawing on fabrics with fabric pens then moved onto buying in the coolest quirkiest fabrics I could . Now I prefer to design my own fabrics on my lovely computer
I have been featured in quite a few magazines and newspapers and even spent a days filming Dragons Den! Which is a show about entrepreneurs here in the Uk.
When I started me and my kids were pretty much homeless in a caravan. Id been recently widowed and things really couldn't get any worse.
As things have expanded I have found local ladies who now help me with my work load.
Now I have a fantastic small group of machinists who all work from home working on new designs for me which frees up my time to work on new fabric ideas I have.
All of my homeworkers are mature ladies who have many years of sewing experience. They pick up the work from me on a weekly basis and all sew from their own homes.
All of my manufacturing and printing is done in the UK. We have such a rich supply of talented machinists right here on our own shores, I just can't justify having my items mass produced over seas. For me its more important that I keep the work close to home, even if it means I can't compete on price or grow as big as some brands.
My dresses are now made in a small family run factory in the UK. They work along side me and my team of homeworkers to support the production of Rooby Lane garments.
I like to think that my items are born in love and made in love.. then eventually worn with love!
WEBSITE www.roobylane.co.uk

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  • Rooby Lane

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! I started Rooby Lane around 5 years ago now. Before that I made colouring skirts, worked at festivals and painted pictures! Before I got creative with my life I was a trained nurse. Now Rooby lane is My full-time job.

  • Barbara Morse

    Machinist/Organiser

    Barbs Is one of my main machinists and general organisers. She comes in and helps me once a week with admin. She has sewn for most of her life and when she's not working for me she works in our local fabric shop here on the Isle Of Wight.

  • Marilyn Smith

    Machinist

    Maralyn is a great versatile machinist who really can do anything! She one of my Top Gals! She has a great studio in her home, where she ensembles garments for me. When she's not working for me she also works in our local fabric shop.

  • Morgaine Haywood

    Assistant

    Morgaine is my youngest daughter. She is a full time student but evenings and weekends she helps me with the photography, and packing up all the orders.

  • Melanie Payne

    Machinist

    Melanie has her own sewing room in her house and takes in weekly work from Rooby Lane. She again, has many many years of sewing experience and when she's not helping me she runs her own Rosette Business from her home.

Manufacturers
  • Manufacture

    London, England, United Kingdom

    I use a family run business to help me manufacture some of my Dresses They are based in the UK, which is really important to me.

  • Garment Manufacture and printing

    Welton, East Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

    A small Printing Factory based in Yorkshire. With a small manufacturing facility.

  • Digital fabric printers

    Welton, East Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

    I look for local companies to assist me with my the production of my work. This lovely little UK company is brand new, and they print my designs onto their lovely fabric. They are a small family run company based in Yorkshire.

  • Digital Fabric Printers

    United States

    A fantastic expanding USA company that prints some of my unique designs onto their fabulous Cotton fabrics.

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