Welcome to the Sailor Sam Blog. This is created to share the inspiration and collaboration that goes on behind the scenes to create sea worthy once off Sailor wear.
Sailor Sam began nearly 4 years ago when a close friend of mine was having a baby boy- I wanted to give her something special and unique but I could not find anything.
I am trained and work as a Freelance Production Designer, so I decided to use my skills to create unique and individual clothing for baby/ toddler boys (which later included Sailor Girl and Nautical Nursery too!)
Sailor Sam combines period research and detailing, theatrical flair and a specific colour palette. Every item that goes into a Sailor Sam piece has been hand chosen and often times found hidden in vintage markets all over the globe. Mixing contemporary and vintage fabrics/trims and buttons with love- Nothing is included in an item by accident which is why it is sailor style with a story.
Patterns for Sailor Sam's designs have been made by some of my favourite cutters- who have worked on amazing Australian Theatre, Opera and Films such as The Great Gatsby and Australia. They are experts in their field and ensure that every piece of Small Sailor Wear is filled with love from the moment the first design sketches are drawn until it is being worn by your special sailor.
I look forward to sharing the coming styles process and inspirations as well as sharing adventures on the high seas finding the hidden fabrics, trims and buttons that come together to create all of the pieces in the collection.
Keep your eyes on the horizon sailors, the best is yet to come
Sailor Sam xo