about eternal magpie


I’m Claire, and I make things.

Lots of things.

I have a degree in Typography & Graphic Communication, which was part design and part historical research - two of my favourite things! I also have a Diploma in Swedish Massage, a certificate in the conservation of fluid-preserved museum specimens (as you do...), and I've completed several short courses, including Structured Lingerie, at the London College of Fashion.

I've been mending and altering and upcycling clothes since I was little, and making new ones since my early twenties.

I'm in my forties now and I live with endometriosis and fibromyalgia, along with a very irritating host of related conditions. As a result I've been on a long search for clothes that are soft, comfortable, don't have any scratchy labels or fiddly fasteners, are easy to get on and off, and don't hurt to wear all day. Oh, and HAVE POCKETS. 

I set up eternal magpie so that you can have them too!

If you'd like a peep at what goes on behind the scenes (it's just me and my sewing machine in my workshop at the bottom of the garden!) you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram  If you're interested in the things that inspire me, you can find me hanging out on Pinterest  There's a blog here too, which I'll be adding to as and when I think of things.

If you have questions about the dresses themselves, or about size and fit and delivery and all the technical stuff, please check out the FAQ section. If there's anything else you need to know, please feel free to send me an email!

PS - this lovely portrait was taken by Rainbright Photography