Black Jacquard Long Sleeve Dress
Welcome to Cat O'Brien SS22. This black jacquard dress is made from secondhand tablecloths. It has an ankle length hem and fastens with a long zip up the centre back. The bodice echos the shape of our signature corset tops and has a subtle leg-of-mutton sleeve.
Each item is made-to-order and manufactured by Cat in Brighton.
Please note that the lead time is currently 4-6 weeks.
Worn by Naz who wears the XXS
Size Chest (inches) Waist (inches) Hip (inches) XXS 32 24 32 XS 33.5 25.5 33.5 S 34.5 26.5 34.5 M 36 28 36 L 38 30 38 XL 40 32 40 XXL 42 34 42 3XL 44 36 44
I am hoping to expand from these inital skirt sizes (I had these sized up professionally rather than by myself so the size parameters are a bit different to how I do it normally.) If you don't see your size in the mean time please email me and we can make a custom skirt for you in the mean time! Also if your measurements need ammending slightly from what is given just add them to the order notes as the dresses are quite fitted.
Keeping this brand as eco-friendly as possible is so important to what I am doing. Creating new beautiful clothes with waste fabrics is how I started but that is not all that goes into a garment. Here's some other things we do to run as sustainibly as possible:
- Deadstock and remnant fabrics for the outer and lining of the garments, these are either surplus materials from other brands, found materials from charity shops, eBay etc, or my personal remnants from other projects.
- Recycled plastic bottle ribbons to lace up the corsets
- Recycled polyester thread to sew the garments
- If any interfacing is used this is also made from recycled polyester.
- Postage bags: I reuse all bags that come into house! This may mean that what is delivered to you comes in a reused bag, but what is inside is all shiny and new. Any new postage bags that come in are cardboard and are therefore totally recycleable. The same goes for the tissue paper that the clothes are wrapped in, it is either reused from something I've ordered, or is made from recycled materials.
- Everything is sewn by Cat in the studio in Brighton.
Of course we are not perfect! I still buy new bias binding, eyelets (metal and therefore could me melted down to be reused one day) sometimes lining fabrics are new, etc. But we are doing the best we can, and I hope to keep the effects of this brand minimal on the environment in the long run!