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The Newcastle Dress

The Newcastle Dress
Our first foray into fashion. A one-off dress made as a surprise Christmas present for Kaz (Jules’s partner). It’s a wearable homage to her late father, John, who died in 2018. John was an avid collector, among the 25 tonnes of his stuff were many old street directories and maps of Newcastle. We scanned in the pages, printed it on fabric, and superstar dressmaker Kate did the rest. The street where she grew up is just above her heart. John would have loved it. Credits:  Dressmaker - Kate Brookes.  Digital Fabric Print - Digital Fabrics.  Belt - Button Mania.  Directory - Gregory’s Newcastle 1983, thanks to Hardie Grant Publishing for permission. Links and Press: Sewing with Kate / Newcastle Herald