My Story started with a Sewing Machine in 1983!
When I got my hands on my Mum's Pfaff Sewing Machine at age 13, it was love at first Stitch.
Funky shorts, Scrunchies and Hoodies for my friends and I followed and some very interesting 80’s fashion with some Awesome Fabrics from the Remnant Fabric shop near Greville St, Prahran.
I couldn't believe it when I won First Prize in the Royal Melbourne Show for my Very 80's, ‘Peach Organza Fishtail Ballgown’ in Year 11.
My wardrobe consists of Vintage, Op Shop and Me-Made Garments but
I gave it all up as a career choice and completed a Bachelor of Education and became a Special Education Teacher for 12 years.
At one school, During Lunch break I would sell my designs in the staffroom as everyone wanted what I was wearing!!
Fast forward to almost 20 years after quitting my job to follow my passion for Designing and Sewing.
So much hard work, teaching myself how to use the Overlocker and Coverstitch and many fun markets with friends and Mum always there to help.
Now, Here I am sewing in my Vintage Caravan Studio with a successful Online Store and Retailing in many Boutiques around Australia.
I support Australian Businesses, such as sourcing fabric through local Wholesalers in Abbostsford , Sydney & Blackburn and my tags and labels being made in Adelaide & QLD.
Thanks to YOU for Supporting my Small Business & Australian Independent Designers!
As Featured in Peppermint Magazine...
"Focusing on comfort and style, Nicole takes inspiration from Japanese and vintage clothing when designing for her womenswear label, Redressd. All garments are hand-made by Nicole in her Melbourne home- studio, often incorporating vintage kimono fabrics and other remnant and locally sourced materials. You can see Redressd’s range in select boutiques, from her studio in Blackburn or shop online for custom made-to-measure pieces. "
As Featured in Ukiyo Store Blog...
Redressd is an ethical Melbourne made Women’s Clothing brand designed and created by Nicole Nattrass.
With inspiration garnered from Japan and Retro fashion design, all garments are made from Nicole’s Vintage Caravan Studio in Blackburn and are wonderful combination of denim, cotton, linen, ponti and Japanese fabrics.
Ukiyo Store is pleased to welcome Redressd and can’t wait to build up our range of her wonderful designs.
Wholesale enquiries are welcome.
Some REVIEWS from my gorgeous customers, thankyou :
Hi Nicole, My Skirt arrived today and it is perfect! No alterations are required. I am looking forward to wearing it once the weather warms up in Brisbane.
Thank you Nicole.
Hey Nicole!, just wanted to message you and tell you how much I love the cape! It’s amazing, probably the nicest thing I own. Thanks so much, all the girls at work thought it was so beautiful! Xx
i got my pants in the post today and they are ...gorgeous! I got so many compliments wearing them today. They are a perfect fit and extremely flattering. I recently had a bad accident breaking both my wrists and bought your pants as a pick me up. I felt great today in them. Thanks so much, I will definitely purchase more of your clothes. I'll check out your website again this weekend. Bridgetx
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how happy i am with the green vintage kimono skirt which arrived today. It's so nice to be able to buy Australian designed/ made clothing, particularly from small enterprises such as yours. I also love that you make such an effort to send the items in a way which reduces waste, it really is very inspired.
Kind regards, Sarah
Hi Nicole. My skirt arrived today. Fits perfectly and I love it. Thanks also for the lovely scarf. 😊
Hi Nicole. My beautiful custom made skirt just arrived. Beautifully wrapped I undo it to reveal my gorgeous new skirt and with a quick iron its on for the day. I love these skirts. Thank you.
Hi Nicole, just wanted to thank you for my gorgeous denim skirt and dress. Both fit perfectly - and I just love the fabric you used on the skirt. Thank you 😊
Skirt arrived today. Very excited. It is a perfect fit and I love it more than I thought I would. Thank you so very much for another gorgeous item to add to my wardrobe.
Got so many compliments last night....skirt was a hit!
I've been wanting one of those dresses for a few years. I was in Melbourne last week and finally got to the cats meow where I tried on one of your dresses and bought a skirt. I am so impressed with your stuff. Thank you.
I just love that green check material offset with the black and the feature, it's gorgeous.
Wanted to thank you so much for the skirt and the nice surprise of the scarf.
My friend will absolutely love it. I can’t wait to give them too her.
Thank you! My gorgeous skirt arrived yesterday. I'm so happy with it. Holly
It arrived and it is gorgeous!!! I am going to be wearing out for dinner with my fella this weekend :-) Marita
My Lucky Girl Skirt arrived today Nicole and I absolutely love it - the cut and fit is perfect and I just love the print and fabric! Thank you so much for fantastic speedy service and your amazing designs!
Congratulations on 10 years of marvellous creations! You are one of my absolute favourite designers and a wonderful lady as well! PS - I love the bright red woollen skirt with the two black & white buttons 😊😘
Nicole, thank you for my beautiful outfit that you tailored for me for my son's baptism, it was unique and absolutely gorgeous. I received so many compliments on the day and the great thing is, it was not only comfortable (a bit of stretch for all that food we consumed!) but they are pieces I can wear again and again. Thank you for doing such a great job. xxx
Thank you so so much Nicole... this was waiting for me in my letterbox this morning! I'm so thrilled with my skirt, your work is just beautiful and it had been an absolute pleasure doing business with you. Many blessings on you and your work :)
You darling woman! My skirt arrived yesterday! I loved it! I twirled around the kitchen and the kids thought I was delirious! I wore it today! I loved it! I just love the colours!! A woman in a meeting today recognized it / knew about your label - I was so thrilled for you!! We talked about Redressed - she saw your skirts in finki yesterday and was on line last night looking at Redressed!! I'm so thrilled to say "i know Nicole - she's a running friend"! She'd live to order a skirt but with pockets!!! She's going to get in touch!! I'm so thrilled for you!! xxx
The skirt is amazing, my wife loves it. Thanks for all the beautiful clothing you keep making.
What an awesome opportunity to have Nicole Nattrass style the gorgeous Ashley with her own unique fashion made here in Melbourne
Thanx for taking up the dress, I really appreciate it, it's lovely & the perfect length, I think it's my new favourite.
Hi Nicole, My dresses arrived safely in N.Z. today. I was super excited and couldn't wait to get home to try them on. They fit perfectly and are very flattering for my figure. Thank you so much!! Bettina.
I wore the dress to work today and a few people asked me where I got it - was I proud to say the designer is my friend! Plenty of publicity given! 😘
Thank you so much for my exchange.
My skirt is gorgeous. I just love it!
Once again, thank you.
My dress arrived today and it's stunning and so comfortable. I want to wear it all day but since I work in pre school I will reluctantly take it off so not to get it covered in paint!! Sarah H