About Scobel

The Distillation Of A Wardrobe

The name Scobel is inherited from great grandmother who had a drapers shop in south Devon.
I have always made clothes, first for my dolls, myself and then for theatre and television. I am often asked where I get my clothes and so here I have created a place where you too can obtain these tried and tested pieces which have evolved to serve an active life and a romantic heart.

For The Romantic Of Heart And The Practical Of Mind

These garments have been designed to be functional and comfortable every day with a subtle hint of romance.

I hope you will want to hang on to them despite the fickleness of trend, to patch and darn as they succumb to the stresses and strains of an active life, each repair worn like a badge of honour.

Descriptions Of Clothes

A pared to the bone aesthetic, made from practical traditional fabrics sourced surplus to the trade or from sustainable mills.
All items are hand made in my London studio where particular attention has been made to drape and finish often using traditional techniques such as french seams and bias.

Clothes are in small, medium or large; unless ordered specifically.

Collaboration with styling, and photography by the talented and stylish Sandi Hudson Francis and also with eternally creative Nemo @nemography.

Modelling by the ever patient and beautiful Audrey Kate Elwood Parsons.

Fittings and Alterations

Alterations to existing garments or customisation of garments from The Scobel Clothing range are charged at £50 per two hour session.

 Repair Service

Good clothes are like old friends as they grow older they mellow and gain character.

If you are not handy with a needle I can add the personal touch of a hand sewn repair. Work is applied in the style of Japanese Boro, a good old traditional darn or hand sewn appliqué patch. These repairs are not invisible but they are subtle, adding to the innate texture of the fabric and intrinsic quality of the garment.