I craft each garment with care and attention to the customer
From design to pattern to the finishing touches, it's a hands-on process with all the creativity and none of the automation of fast fashion.
Combating textile waste by sourcing materials second hand
I aspire to use up odds and ends from my own stash of sewing supplies, rummage through piles of remnants and off-cuts in fabric stores and using deadstock and vintage textiles instead of buying from new in collections.
No standard sizing
Every garment is made according to your measurements, and you are the one who decides the fit and style of your corset. There's no standard size chart that I follow; your shape and your comfort are the only rules when it comes to the size and fit.
There's no one else like you
With the everchanging selection of new and vintage fabrics, and the wide variety of customisation option, you can be certain that your corset is one of a kind! It is a piece that is made just for you.
Pick & Mix corsets
I know I can be very particular about my clothes. Sometimes a garment looks great, even fits nicely, but one design feature still ruins it for me. Maybe the waist line is slightly too high or perhaps there's just not enough lace trim. Whatever it is, finding the perfect combination of colours, materials and design elements can be an impossible task.
That's why I'm calling these custom, made-to-order corsets Pick & Mix.
I want the experience of getting a custom made, personalised handmade item to be like stepping inside a sweet shop and being able to combine all your favourite flavours into a piece of clothing that is just perfectly you.
Am I a multidisciplinary artist or do I just have ADHD?
I'm Anni, and I'm indeed a multidisciplinary artist - with an ADHD. I'm a dancer, a designer, a writer, a videographer, and now, a seamstress.
If you've looked around my website, or found me through social media, you'll know that I have a variety of interests and creative outlets. I love long hiking trips, drawing mermaids, writing about my experience with adult ADHD, going to rock concerts, combining dance, video and CGI to create strange and surreal art, trees, the ocean, tattoos, fantasy art, antiques, vegan donuts and learning about biology and ecosystems.
My interest in sewing and fashion design originates from adolescence when I used to sketch anything from figure skating costumes to street fashion for fun. Even in childhood my favourite things to do were playing dress-up or dressing my Barbie-dolls.
I started making my own clothes, mainly 50's inspired circle dresses as a teen but at some point that interest just waned off.
As I've got older and care less and less about what other people think about my style, I've got back to sewing and designing for myself. It's both creative outlet and a stern rejection of the fast fashion industry.
I never planned to sew clothing for anyone else but the onslaught of positive feedback introduced the idea to me. Creating and wearing beautiful garments gives me pleasure so why wouldn't I share that joy with others?