5 Oct 2012

CUSTARD HOUSE CLOTHING



Janine Chisholm started out six years ago. She trained at Central St Martins and also studied Theatre Design specialising in Costume Design. She then worked in Theatre and Television for ten years working on productions such as Chicken Run (Aardman Animations) and Larkrise to Candleford (BBC). She then worked with young offenders in a secure unit teaching them art and sewing and with young people with disabilities at a Steiner School. Janine has always been obsessed with clothes and chose to do a one off market stall at St Nicholas Market with the sole aim of getting rid of some of her clothes (on the advice of her friends) and found that she really enjoyed it. She then set up a shop in St Niks which has since closed due to the amount of sewing required for her in her studio.

Janine's studio overlooks the Bristol Harbourside and she classes herself as an Ecodesigner. She offers  professional alterations and customising service and helps with the transgender community who need help with their clothes and styling. She also offers a styling and personal shopping service for people who need a working capsule wardobe. 

Janine has also written a book 'Thrifty Style' which focuses on thrity five projects on how to rework your wardrobe with the ethos of recycling and sustainability with style thrown in! She has created three patterns which are included in the back of the book and a section on how to sew. The projects have sewing levels one to four and even if you dont sew it makes the perfect coffee table book!

Most recent publicity is  in Cloth magazine (Autumn issue), and Mollie Makes and Sew magazine (September issue). Her public figures list includes Vivienne Westwood, Wayne Hemingway, Livia Firth and Kate Middleton.

Photography by Christopher Bracewell 

Photography by Christopher Bracewell 
Photography by Christopher Bracewell 

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