grevilleadesign things from vintage finds

Newcastle, Australia · 1880 Sales

grevilleadesign things from vintage finds

Newcastle, Australia 1880 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   ****Important announcement!! All of my dog coats are now listed in my new shop theRecycledHound It's your one stop specialty long dog coat shop!! Please check it out! *****

****SUMMER CLEARANCE runs until Wed 28th March. 20% off selected summer stock. No minimum sales limit. No returns or alteration on sale items.****

And if you like vintage stuff, including fabric, have a look at my other etsy shop
...and join me on facebook


Last updated on Mar 21, 2018

****Important announcement!! All of my dog coats are now listed in my new shop theRecycledHound It's your one stop specialty long dog coat shop!! Please check it out! *****

****SUMMER CLEARANCE runs until Wed 28th March. 20% off selected summer stock. No minimum sales limit. No returns or alteration on sale items.****

And if you like vintage stuff, including fabric, have a look at my other etsy shop
...and join me on facebook

jen curnow

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jen curnow

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

isabellegeoffroy2 on Jun 1, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

j'aime beaucoup le tissus très beau bleu et motifs sympa qui me rappel mon enfance et les dessins de Sarah Kay

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mari kain

mari kain on May 25, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This top is so lovely- better than I expected. The stitching is perfect. Cute little label. Beautifully wrapped and packaged. Arrived quickly.

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Just adding some cool summer blouses in bright vintage cottons to the shop!
I've got loads of bright vintage cottons ready to make up!! Summer sale continues with 30% off all sales over $50AUD when you use the code TAKE30.
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A second chance to be loved...

I started making clothing from recycled linen and tablecloths way way back while studying medicine at Uni. Being a poor student meant there was no money for expensive clothes...just whatever I could find at the local op shop! My love of vintage fashion and vintage fabrics collided. This was way before the "handmade revolution" and ideas like recycling and sustainable living were hippie pipe I focused on the unique beauty of a vintage tablecloth dress amongst all that mass produced fashion. It was always important to me that clothing should be well made and not fall apart at the first wash. I started selling crazy self designed creations to pay the rent and soon realised that a career in design was more my off I went to Sydney to study at the National Art School at East Sydney Tech. Fast forward to 2008 when I opened my first etsy shop after closing my bricks and mortar store here in Newcastle, Australia. I've loved the flexibilty of having an etsy shop and selling at markets on the side while juggling motherhood and study but now it's become my sole focus and I'm enjoying keeping all my creativity focused in one place! About 6 years ago I adopted my first rescued greyhound, Bingo, and I set about designing and creating the perfect warm, comfortable and stylish coat for him...hey presto!!... a new creative direction for me to explore!
So in a nutshell, here at grevilleadesign I work hard to create beautiful, sustainable, affordable, unique and well made garments for gals who love vintage fabrics and being an individual!
Cheers, Jen...and the cast of canine helpers.

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Shop members

  • jen curnow

    Owner, Designer, Dog Wrangler

    I'm a designer with many years experience in pattern making, cutting and production. I combine my love of vintage fabric with the challenge of designing beautiful, affordable and sustainable fashion for women and their 4 legged friends.

  • Frankie

    Assistant, Model

    Frankie's patience and placid nature makes him the easiest co-worker in the world...and he gives the loveliest smooches!!

  • Bingo


    Bingo is the reason I started making dog coats around 6 years ago. He's a bit lazy and his time on the catwalk is limited these days by his nap times!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 26, 2018
Welcome to grevilleadesign @ etsy.
Here at grevilleadesign I recycle, upcycle, design and make anything and everything from vintage and recycled fabrics. I've been doing it since high school when local op shops were full to the brim with fabulous vintage finds. Though it's harder to source these treasures nowadays, I think my years of hoarding are paying off!! Between trawling op shops, garage sales, auctions and markets, I'm a busy mum of one human and 3 furbabies!! One day I might get a handle on my obsession...until then there's etsy! Hope you enjoy my little shop and feel free to ask as many questions as you like...Cheers, Jennifer :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
1. I cannot guarantee that the photos on your computer monitor look the same as mine or those of anyone else, so my descriptions need careful consideration re colour texture etc.If in doubt contact me for more information.

2. As many of my items are made from recycled vintage fabric there are bound to be some signs of a previous life. If these are obvious (eg. fading or printing faults) I will of course mention them in my description. I do try to use only the best pieces of vintage fabric; though sometimes a small fault may not compromise the integrity and beauty of the finished product. Please convo me with any questions pre-purchase.

3.If you're unhappy with your purchase I will gladly offer an exchange or refund, less shipping costs. The item must be returned to me in the same condition it was in when purchased...without traces or perfume, makeup or having been washed. Please let me know within 2 days of receiving the item that you wish to return it. A refund will be given when I have received the item in it's original condition. Returns must be made within 7 days (Aust) or 20 days (international). I do not offer a refund on the cost of the shipping. Please make sure that you keep tracking info and use a reputable carrier when returning an item...damaged or lost returns can't be refunded.

4. Custom orders, sale items and altered items cannot be returned.
1. Payment must be made within 48hrs of purchase. I will contact the buyer after 48hrs in case there is a problem, however if the buyer doesn't return my message or let me know what is going on the sale will be cancelled.

2.International sales must be made by Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to use your credit card through the Paypal payment system.

3. Local Australian buyers can pay by direct bank deposit as well as Paypal or credit card. You need to check other as the method of payment and send me a message requesting bank details. I will respond with my details via convo.
* I ship most days of the week including Saturdays, to your etsy address....usually 1st thing in the morning AEST. Please make sure your address is up to date...once in the post, I cannot redirect your parcel. Within Aust items will take 2-5 working days to arrive.There have been some recent changes to the Australia Post delivery system and delivery times have increased. International customers may wait up to 17-21 days for delivery.

*Shipping within Australia comes with tracking as standard for parcels. Small things sent at the large letter rate do not. Please send me a message pre-purchase if you require tracking as this is an extra cost.

*International shipping does not come with tracking as standard. Please convo me pre-purchase for a revised shipping quote if you require tracking.

*Mailing quotes do not include insurance. Once your package is in the post I cannot be responsible for goods lost in transit. I will, however, try my best to track down your item. If you require insurance or fast post, please let me know and we can work out a revised shipping rate.

*Multiple purchases can be mailed together at a reduced rate. Feel free to contact me so that we can work out a discounted price. I always refund shipping the same means as payment was made.

* International sales may incur a customs duty fee which is paid by the buyer...each country has different rules regarding size and value, so for orders of two or more items please be aware that you may have to pay this import fee when picking up your parcel.

* Express shipping on domestic items is available with each listing. If you require an express post international quote, send me a message prior to purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
1. I am happy to make custom orders and take wholesale enquiries. Click on contact grevilleadesign and once we have agreed on a final product and price, I will then make it up and post it online as a reserved listing for you to purchase.

2. I am also happy to make a garment using the customers own fabric. Contact me for my address and a quote for the make only.

3. Please do not ask me to copy another designers work. As a maker with over 20 years experience I have seen a lot of copying and have been asked, on occasion, to make designs similar to those of other makers. I always refuse (politely) and I hope that other makers do too.