ByKatyMac

Kate Mason Plus

  • United Kingdom

“Vintage Fabric, Slow Fashion”

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  • 'Barbie Pink' Dungarees

    'Barbie Pink' Dungarees

    ByKatyMac

    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • 'Pre-raphelite' leather jacket

    'Pre-raphelite' leather jacket

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  • Rosebud baby dress

    Rosebud baby dress

    ByKatyMac

    £36.00 1 in stock

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  • Stripy Dungarees

    Stripy Dungarees

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  • Cygnet Bridge Jacket

    Cygnet Bridge Jacket

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  • Tangerine Dreams

    Tangerine Dreams

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  • Denim'n'Grapes Fisherman's Smock

    Denim'n'Grapes Fisherman's ...

    ByKatyMac

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  • A letter from Japan - Jacket

    A letter from Japan - Jacket

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About ByKatyMac

ByKatyMac

Vintage Fabric, Slow Fashion Re-Creations byKatyMac means beautiful handmade clothing designed re-using existing household fabrics/clothing & minimising impact for the planet

My Grandmother and Mother taught me to sew, then high school put me off, so I stopped for a bit.

When I got my own home, I made curtains and quilt covers and attempted upholstery. When my daughter, Rosy, started school the dreaded ‘World Book Day’ appeared and I become ‘known’ in the village for creating costumes out of what you already have. Fancy dress was big in my world.

Then dance classes started, and costumes became more glittery - Bling was my thing!

Time passed, and recycling/upcycling and being greener were in the centre of my thoughts; so now byKatyMac creates clothing and accessories out of discarded and recycled fabric

I cycle to the shops on my electric bike and rescuing household fabrics (curtains, tablecloths and tea-towels) from charity shops.

Then using my solar powered sewing machine (well it’s solar powered when the sun shines) I make new items of clothing adding recycled trims, zips, buttons and bias-binding; I use new thread, as older thread can be fragile and unreliable.
I wrap the clothes in recycled tissue paper (from dress patterns) and place in a new posting bag for safety - but the bag can be recycled at most supermarkets. Then I cycle to the post office and post it.

I try to be as green/environmental/carbon free as possible; using as few new or purchased items as possible. I also try to tell people which parts of their garment is new and where the recycled items have come from