May 15, 2020

Our Summer Preview

As Spring gently turns into summer, the days are getting longer and nature is giving us heavenly

gifts of blossoming trees, rosebuds blooming, crops of salad leaves and beans bursting from

their pods – blissfully blissfully unaware that we humans are living most extraordinary lives.


Like the rest of the world, I am in a haze of too much information, at the same time too little.

It is hard to switch off but I am learning, albeit slowly, that we must, as safely as possible, continue.


Continue to be beautiful, to live life beautifully and as much as we can, keep calm and carry on.


We have had an astounding reception to our spring collection, for which we thank you, and now

we introduce you to summer, with glorious colour, gentle stripes and charming shapes and prints.

Cabbages & Roses continue to flourish with grateful thanks to our tiny factory where all our

garments are sewn by safely distanced sewers.


As usual all our clothes are made in limited quantities, and if there is something you particularly like and wish to own, please contact us so that you can be put on the waiting list.


Remember, there will be parties, and weddings, and celebrations one day, I hope soon.


Stay safe and careful.


Christina xx


The Alex dress in blue cotton linen stripe, light and fresh for the summer. Lined in cotton. The bodice is higher at the front and drops at the back - a beautiful shape and flow.

Angelica coat in bright floral with organic red buttons to cheer everyone up

Angelica coat in pale pink washed denim worn with High Waisted trousers and with our Brunel sweater and Emily Shirt


Brunel sweater layered over a Herman dress and Terry trousers

Peggy dress in black gingham paired with our lambswool  Brunel sweater

Cathy dress in our sweet new Beatrice print. Layer over a terrance t shirt

With baby gingham contrast pockets

Cathy dress in Beatrice cotton, printed in the UK

Chloe in fresh cotton linen blue stripe

And in Blake organza

The short version of Chloe, Josh. Available in cotton linen pink stripe.

Here is the back

The charming Claire shirt (with pockets) in gingham

And our wonderful bright summer floral Claire shirt

Our classic Doris dress in Blake organza, lined in cotton.

Doris is perfect for the garden or a special occasion at the garden hedge

The dover dress in our beautiful Italian silky fabric. Perfect for layering and one day for the office

And here in sweet Beatrice cotton with a little ruffle collar

Our Edwardian tea dress, finely stitched and pleated in India, made from Indian cotton voile - paired with the gentle Freya sweater

With fine embroidery

Perfect under the Savannah dress in washed pale pink denim

Or layered over a t shirt and our High Waisted trousers

Our organza Georgia shirt in the new Blake C&R print

With buttons at the front & back

Also available in Beatrice, printed on cotton

And cotton linen pink stripes

A perfect pairing of vibrant green High Waisted trousers and pale pink washed denim gardening smock

Or pair with a washed & tumbled drill Gardening smock (and a vintage hat)

Here is our very special cotton silk, currently being woven in Italy. Here in the Elsie coat and Jacob skirt. Pair simply with an organic cotton Terrance T shirt

Our charming Charlotte print, printed and sewn in the UK, here made into a Laura dress

The organza May shirt in Blake, which is not lined. 

Misha in Italian silky fabric. A perfect all season wardrobe staple. 

Cloud dream in our crisp old fashioned cotton night dress

Or our new Willow under dress, with a perfect lace collar to peek out from under dresses

Dress up for no reason, the Pamplona dress is coming in our Blake organza

And black organza

The ever easy Peggy dress in black gingham

Or navy

Or fresh cotton in our Charlotte print

Our Savannah dress in pale pink washed denim

or in washed drill

Or a dungaree version of a dungaree dress.

Tessa is an over dress, or a high summer dress. Designed to layer, made from cotton linen and lined in cotton

Or the Valetta dress in Charlotte print, for floating around

Here in organza printed with our new Blake print

And lovely buttons across the bodice

Coming just in time for the garden to be in full bloom, our washed pink denim gardening smock

The pink denim is on its way now from Italy.

Which means we will also have our waistcoats delivered very soon