Anonymous on Dec 17, 2011
Simply the most beautiful skirt! Gorgeous colour, beautifully sewn, great design. Shipped super fast internationally. Thanks so much Marian!
Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011
what a wonderful experience this tranaction was! i dealt with a friendly seller, who mailed my item out promptly, which was received beautifully packaged with a handwritten note and was exactly as described! it's people like this that make etsy a wonderful place to shop. thank you.
Marian Smale wearable art & other musings from the wild
I work with my own handpainted and dyed fabrics as well as lots of upcycled remnants.Most of these are in new condition.If there are signs of wear in a piece I will mention it in the description.
Everything I make is some kind of adventure ,be it long or short.I often begin with no idea where the journey will go.Most pieces are one of a kind.
I value the creative process above almost everything in life.People come first though and I suspect that hidden in everyone is the ability to create.
To me its a key,a thing of wonder and reverence that connects us to the great mysteries of life . A process to be guarded fiercely and nurtured and if one is lucky,to be shared with others.
I couldnt operate this little shop without the help of my daughter Chloe,and daughter-in-law Csilla.They and other friends and family are the models you see,and also frequently the photographers.
Owner, Editor, Photographer, Co-conspirator And Brainstormer
hi, the fact is that Marian Smale is my mother-in-law, but she is way more than that! We have been working together on 'Marian Smale' fashion label for a few years now...and it is still as fun and challenging as it ever was...
I love to use up cycled, vintage fabrics that are unique and add their own history to the pieces I make.
All of my sewing is done to the highest quality, because I want my pieces to stand the test of time…so you can enjoy it longer.
I hope they give you as much joy, in their playfulness, versatility, elegance and uniqueness, as they were to make.
Accepted payment methods
If you live in New Zealand and would like to make alternative arrangements, please convo me and enquire before placing your order, I am happy to help.
I use International Air Mail for items being shipped outside New Zealand and ParcelPost fast within New Zealand, unless you would like to make alternative arrangements with me.
Alternative arrangements can be made for registered post, but the extra cost is covered by you, the buyer.
BUYERS OUTSIDE USA: As all my items have US postage costs , I am happy to write a new invoice for buyers from other countries with the correct postage for your item before you purchase. Alternatively I can issue you a refund through Paypal after purchase, if the US postage is higher than yours.
Refunds and Exchanges
Any refund requests must be made within 7 days of you receiving the item. The item must be returned in unworn and undamaged condition.
Shipping costs will not be refunded.
Please read descriptions and measurements carefully.
BE AWARE all computer screens show colours differently, so the colours of the products my appear to differ.
Convo me for clarification if you are uncertain or concerned about anything. I am happy to send a colour swatch when possible.