I design and make using silks and fine fabrics embellished with high quality embroidery from our professional machine, trims and/or gorgeous decorations, inspired by patterns, colours and textures in architecture and nature.
Each ’one of a kind’ unique piece comes with a signed certificate stating materials used and care instructions.
I love commissions, working through design ideas with clients to create something truly special for them.
I have always loved to sew, that is me aged about 9 sewing in the kitchen! I made my first dress aged 11 with an inspirational needlework teacher - attention to detail and the highest standard of work was expected as the norm.
"Hyacinths to feed the soul”
I set up Vee Pretty after making a lingerie case as a gift inspired by an heirloom, originally my grandmother’s – she went through two World Wars and The Great Depression and I know that every morning on opening her drawer her spirits where lifted seeing her beloved lingerie case.
I wanted to bring back this vintage idea: something you don’t know you want until you have one. Practical storage at home or travel for all types of lingerie and hosiery - no more worries about the cleanliness of hotel drawers!
These envelope style cases can also be used for nightwear and display on the bed as part of bedroom styling. I have also designed a cushion style nightdress case to blend in with your other bed cushions.
I make padded shoe bags to help protect favourite shoes and delicate handbags in the suitcase – another practical gift!
The long cases are designed for tidy storage of hosiery, scarves, etc. They can be hung in a wardrobe, on a hook as part of your bedroom decoration and could be taken on holiday.
"Glenda the embroidery machine"
I was often asked to personalise cases and this lead to the purchase of a professional embroidery machine. We needed to keep her busy. When I was a little girl my Godmother have me a hand towel with a cat on it. I loved it: it was mine, bought for me, no one else used it and I took when I stayed overnight with Grandparents. I still have it and it was the inspiration for our range of embroidered towels.
I buy from reputable UK suppliers and under the guidance of our local Trading Standards have created a system to keep samples and records of every item.
Valerie or Vee