I was once told ‘Do what makes your heart sing’ and I am doing just that. It took me a while to realise that my passion was and still is sewing. I dusted off my sewing machine and made something for me. A skirt with the right fit, at the right length and with those all-important pockets and most importantly in a print which I loved.
When thinking about offering something to you, I asked my daughter for her opinion and she said Girls's skirts. Why? Because girls love to twirl! So the Olivia skirt was made. With plenty of fabric for twirling and those all important pockets for treasures.
Having grown up watching and learning to sew from my mother I went onto study fashion and textiles. The next 20 years were spent traveling the world visiting factories of every description and I loved every minute of it.
In 2017 I started The English Beagle fulfilling the desire to go out on my own and be my own boss. I started by supporting other small British brands and I am back to where I started, behind my sewing machine.
Suzy, in loving memory of a wonderful old sole