Handmade vintage style fashion.

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Black Sheep Designs | Modern vintage-style fashion

Black Sheep was born several years ago, after years of designing and making clothing for myself and others. After completing my BA (Hons) Fashion degree - where i was able to build on my sewing and design skills, as well as learning pattern cutting - I worked for various independent designers, before eventually deciding to launch my own label.

While studying I was living on a tight budget, and would spend a lot of time in charity shops, and it was this that began my interest in vintage fashion, from 50's circle skirts to 80's cocktail dresses. Soon after, I began replicating some of these styles to wear myself, especially if I had a specific design in mind that I couldn't find elsewhere.

Several years after graduating, and working with other designers, I eventually decided to combine the skills I had developed over the years with my interest in vintage fashion to create an eclectic womenswear label specialising in unique but wearable items that are handmade, yet affordable.

All items in my shop are made from scratch by myself in small quantities (or made to order), from carefully sourced fabrics and in realistic sizes that reflect modern womens' shapes and sizes. Black Sheep is based in the UK but ships internationally, using a fast and affordable shipping provider.

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  • Cat

    Owner, Maker, Designer

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Last updated on 22 Oct, 2017
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Sizing details

All items, unless otherwise stated, are available in sizes 6 to 18 (UK). If you are unsure about what size you need, an international size chart can be found in each item listing (select the last picture).

Care instructions

Care instructions vary between items. Please refer to the description in the item listing for care instructions for that particular garment.

Custom and personalised orders

Some items can be customised slightly where possible, e.g. different length, colour, made-to-measure etc. Feel free to get in touch if you request this. Please note that some changes may incur an additional fee. Custom order enquiries are also welcome.

Please note that as they cannot be resold, customised items cannot be refunded.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are packed in tissue and ribbon, and international orders will be packed with a receipt. Gift receips are available if preferred, please state during checkout.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale enquiries welcome. Please get in touch for further details.


UK DELIVERY: Unless Next Day Delivery has been selected at checkout, all items will be sent via Royal Mail First Class delivery within the UK. This usually takes 1-3 working days*.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: All items will be sent via Royal Mail Standard International (if below £50) or Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed (if above £50) to all locations outside the UK. This usually takes 5-10 working days*. Tracking is available for an additional £5 (based on Royal Mail prices) if selected at checkout. Please note this is not an expedited service.

*Stated delivery times from the Royal Mail website, intended only as a guide. Please keep in mind delivery times are not guaranteed and items can occasionally take up to 30 days to arrive.


You are welcome to return any item for whatever reason for a full refund within 30 days. Refund will be processed when returned item is received. Item must be returned in it's original state, with any tags still attached. Refund will include original shipping. Return shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer. If you are returning an item from outside Europe, it is very important that the item is correctly marked as 'returned goods' on the customs form. Any returned item that is incorrectly marked may not be received. Please get in touch before returning an item. Custom orders, and items that are personalised in any way cannot be refunded.

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