Flo-Jo Boutique

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Make a Sun Top!
Kids summer workshops, 
 ~Wednesday 14th and Thursday the 15th of August
 ~10-12:30 PM
 ~ £40 inclusive of materials
 ~suitable for ages 8 and up.
The workshop is split over two sessions. Starting when they take measurements of their self's, then choosing fabric (provided) to make the Sun Top. 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Vintage circus girls.

A friend showed me these amazing photos of vintage circus performers. I just had to share.
They were shot at travelling camps in the ’40s and ’50s, they’re absolute eye candy for any fan of vintage glamour and girl power. A lovely aerialist flashes a daring smile from a curved headstand on the grass another showgirl's striding between the trailers in red feathered wings a cheerful brunette dressed down to jeans and a crop top, carrying buckets, all these girls sparkle with something so enviably fresh, free-spirited and charming.
The costumes have all the razzle dazzle of the showgirl with a mix of the Hollywood starlet. So different to the modern lycra heavy garments. Ooo we might just run off to the circus!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Lingerie Inspirations

Thinking about lingerie... well we have a very modern take on it at the shop this Saturday with our stretch knicker workshop,  making a pair of short type pants using stretch jersey and stretch elastic. We also sell the Colette lingerie pattern, little bias cut French knickers with a little bralette. Here's a link to the colette blog for some inspiration. By looking at other underwear you can build up ideas to customise your own pattern.


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Fifteen Months and smiling!

Hello folks, 
It's been a while and I've very much neglected this ere blog, we seem to find it easier to post things on facebook but in a much more slap dash kind of a way. So i'm going to try and pop here a bit more again!
Our shop's first birthday came and went and we seem to have been so busy we didn't even throw a party. So here's to us having been settled in our Gloucester Road shop for a year and a quarter now!
We've build up a lovely local customer base and people are coming from further a field to come and find us and our ever growing stock of cotton fabrics. 
We're finding new designs all the time and are so pleased to have added to our Liberty Tana Lawn range and our lovely organic cotton prints.
The workshops been going well and Laura's been kept busy running classes in all of the following, dressmaking, pattern cutting, corsetry, beginners sewing and dressmaking, kids clubs. We've had regular patchwork and quilting classes run by the very able Chris and of course we've been doing plenty of knicker making with lots of different groups. 
We're planing new workshops for the Autumn now with a few more 'make in a day' projects.
We've been trying to get more fabric onto our website too for those of you from further a field. More going up all the time so do keep checking... 
Many thanks for all your support over this last year it's been amazing,

Lots of love,

Delia and Erika xx

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Flo-jo Boutique is the creative baby of Delia and Erika two seamstresses from Bristol specialising in lingerie and vintage styled garments. Designers of sewing kits and creators of sewing parties their shop in Bristol and online shop are home to a gorgeous range of quality fabrics and haberdahsery, craft kits, books and handmade gifts.