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Having always loved sewing and fashion for as long as I can remember, and after making numerous items for family and friends, I decided to take the plunge and start my own small business.
The majority of clothes my sister and I wore as little girls were made by my mum.  She is so creative and talented.  If I found something I liked in a shop, mum would go home and make it for me. She made every dancing costume I ever wore, and 1000’s and 1000’s of sequins were individually hand sewn on whilst watching my siblings and I at basketball, netball or swimming. If my sister and I got a new dress, so too did our Cabbage Patch dolls, and sometimes she even had one to match!!!   Her talent I believe came from her mother, my Nan – wow could she sew. Her dresses were amazing.  My mum was one of four girls, and the photos of my mum with her sisters in dresses made by Nan I treasure dearly.  Nan had a wonderful eye for detail and her craftsmanship was truly inspirational.  I wish she was here now as I embark on this adventure – she would have been wonderful as quality control!
What’s in a name?
The name “Dapple Grey” came to me whilst feeding my young son Jack in the middle of the night.  To settle him down I began to sing a song which has been sung through many generations in our family.  The song speaks of a pony named “Dapple Grey”.  I have so many memories of Nan singing this to me, my siblings, cousins and even my daughter Anastasia.  I also have an addiction to Fashions on the Field, and so the pony reference worked perfectly with that aspect.  When thinking of possible names   I wanted to somehow include my Nan and my Mum in this venture and the name Dapple Grey did that for me.  My family understood the reference instantly and I hope you too get to feel the passion through my work.