Archive for July, 2011

Made590 Winter Sale!!!

Its that time of year again, SALE time!! This is by far the biggest sale made590 has ever had, the reductions are huge!! Check it out online and in store. Happy shopping xx

'Fire Fire' wrap skirt has arrived

How amazing is this?! The first of our new custom designed prints for spring have started to arrive instore and we couldn’t be more excited! The one featured here on our ever popular wrap skirt is a one-colour screen-printed version of the ‘Fire Fire’ print by Andrea Smith we showed you last week. So beautiful. Brave the rain and come and check it out in the shop this weekend or you can buy it online here.

Ceramic Bambi Planter

We have a new addition to the made590 product family this week, The Ceramic Bambi Planter! This cute little deer is sure to make the perfect gift for any of those hard-to-buy-for people you know. Based on a Vintage Planter its practically made to hold cute succulents, or even pens and stationery, Really anything that will fit into the cavity on his little back. They are priced a very modest $45, and are in stock online and instore now! YAY!

Aunty Ollie Favourites Back in Stock

We’ve been restocked in lots of Aunty Ollie designs such as the Ella and Caroline Dress, just in time to layer with some of our long sleeve tees and merino wool tops through this cold patch. They are all the perfect generous length and 100% cotton which make them lovely transeasonal pieces. Come in and check them out, as we have new styles too. Prices start at just $110!

Japanese Ceramics Instore Now

We have quite a collection of super cute Japanese Giftwear instore right now. These ceramic teasets are beautifully made and come in a range of designs in “tea for one” or “tea for two” styles.

Available now instore we have snow white tea for one, dutch girl tea for one, indian girl tea for one and Bremman animal stack tea for two. We also have a cute range of small bits and pieces like card holders and stationery sets so come in and check them out sometime soon, we’re open 7 days.

Amazing Ceramic Wall Ducks

These amazing vintage-inspired Ceramic Wall Ducks are a Made590 mold made exclusively for us! Sold as a set of 3, they are beautifully airbrushed and have a 3 dimensional appearance where the wings sit out from the wall so they look like they are actually flying. Lightweight and ready to hang, they will make a stunning feature on any wall in your home. You can purchase your set of 3 either instore or online now.

Bread tag world wears Made590!

On Saturday while we off to yet another park I checked my emails for a little sanity to see I had received a super lovely email from Beth, a Made590 customer.
Beth emailed to let me know about an AMAZING exhibition she is having at the moment and all the fantastic press she is receiving… AND in every single photo Beth has had taken for the exhibition she has a variety of Made590 outfits on!

Beth’s exhibition is called ‘Breadtag World’ and is on at the beautiful Sweets Workshop in Summer Hill. Beth’s artworks are all made from bread tags- how cool is that? To be exact she has used over 12,000 tags to create amazing worlds and astronomical pieces!! If you want to see how Beth puts them together watch her on Weekend Sunrise, where once again Beth is decked out all in Made590 clothing.

Beth emailed me thanking Made590 for making ‘such lovely clothes’ and that she ‘wears them most days’, Beth had no idea I was going to promote her exhibition, but I couldn’t resist! It was so nice of Beth to go out of her way to let us know such lovely feedback. Thanks Beth for totally making my Saturday and congratulations on a truly fantastic exhibition! Christina x


New Arrivals – Vintage Collar Dress and Ruffle Blouses


The lovely Vintage Collar Dress in black, a brand new Made590 style, features sweet Japanese fabric, short sleeves and a longer length skirt that falls to just below the knee. It is the perfect trans-seasonal piece – team it with tights and one of our Basic ¾ Tops while it’s still chilly and wear it as is for when the weather warms up! Available instore and online now in sizes S-XL.

We are absolutely loving the new Ruffle Blouses. We have a limited number available instore only in the 2 beautiful fabrics pictured.  They feature a ruffle trim at the sleeves and collar, a flattering v-neck and a loose, bloused fit.  They look great layered with a long sleeve top underneath and tucked in to one of our classic D-ring Skirts. Available in sizes S-XL for $88.

New Men’s & Women’s Blindwear for Made590 Tee designs

Christina has been super busy creating and screen-printing a load of new designs for our popular Men’s and Women’s Blindwear for Made590 Tees.  There’s a detailed graphic raindrops print, cute animals poking their heads out of windows, an outline of the famous Eames elephant chair, one featuring rows of classic Eames chairs and a beautiful kites print!  They are available in an assortment of colours (including black in our Men’s range for the first time ever!) instore and online now for just $35.
Women’s Tees:

Men’s Tees:

Sneaky peek at 'Fire Fire', our new made590 fabric!

For this coming Spring/Summer season we wanted to create some really new and different pieces. The best way to stand out is to create our own original fabrics and we have been going a bit crazy using the spoonflower website.
Here is a very sneaky peak at one new fabric design we have coming out in the next month or so.
For this print we worked with the amazingly talented local graphic designer and illustrator Andrea Smith! Andrea is a long time friend of Made590 and over the years has done a few other prints for us also. This print though is by far the most amazing, Andrea has completely outdone herself.
I thought I would share with you some of the processes Andrea went through before the final product was finished.
*Just so this makes sense- this is a yardage print and will be digitally printed so we can have as many colours as we want!
Sketch 1:

A bit more detailed:

The repeat is created:
Colour ways are optioned and then combined:


The print idea came from a book that my sisters and I had growing up, it was called Fire Fire (I can’t find a link to it anywhere on the internet- although I know its still out there!). It was read to all 5 Kelly girls and I still remember Mum’s exhausted voice saying ‘fire, fire!’ for the millionth time, and because I am the 5th in line I think Mum would have been happy to never read it again! Anyway, the book is about animals in a forest who think they can see a fire but no smoke and it is about them trying to get closer to the fire and in the end its not a fire but orange forest flowers! Riveting I know, but it kept us all entertained and is now being read to the next generation, although they don’t seem as mesmerised!
I showed Andrea this very well loved book and explained the concept of the story and she took her own interpretation and created this amazing artwork.
I am sure you will all agree that the final product is spectacular, I can’t wait to get the fabric samples back so we can start making… Stay tuned to see what we make in ‘fire fire’.
*I have to say a personal thank you to Andrea who created this work in record time and with such perfection and love. It is amazing to work with people who are as passionate and dedicated as yourself! Thanks Andrea!! Christina x