Featured Artist - Mish Vizesi
I'm Mish, Designer and Owner of Lovely People Studio.
I've been in love with fashion for as long as I can remember. Coming from a family of crafters and sewers, I learned how to make my own clothes at a young age (and a lot of fancy dress). I flew to Paris when I was 16 to study fashion where I was lucky enough to be a part of Paris fashion week, and learn valuable skills from some wonderful couturiers. After returning to Australia to finish high school, I then completed a Cert III in Fashion Design at East Sydney TAFE (now Ultimo TAFE) and went on to do a BA Hons in Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Technology, Sydney.
In the years that followed, I have worked in the pattern room and production, graphic, textile and fashion design, all the way to creative direction and everything in-between. I have also seen the industry radically change in this time. From a once thriving local production scene, to the offshore manufacturing boom, and the unfortunate rise of fast fashion, I am now SO thrilled to see the focus turn to sustainable and ethical business, and a gentle return to local production.
Textiles will always be my first love, and I have been a keen collector of antique and vintage textiles since I was a teenager- my first business was an online vintage clothing shop. I’m inspired by vintage and antique clothing and homewares of all eras, it influences the kind of prints that I design now. I absolutely love flowers and birds, so those are often a focus for my prints, and living in Budgewoi on the Central Coast, I find a lot of inspiration in the beautiful surroundings here too.
Love the colour, love the feel and love most of all that this is Australian made! More please!
I love all my beautiful fabrics from Melco, so cute
Good quality, washes well and didn't appear to shrink. Haven't made it up yet, still trying to find a nice pattern but it should make up well.
Nice and appealing material, easy to sew. Made a carry bag out of it, even after a wash it retained good strength.
I love the Melco sewing evenings! You get to meet like minded people who share a passion for sewing and Fabrics. There is always plenty of laughter and of course the opportunity to buy some awesome quality Melco fabric. An excellent evening.
I was really impressed at how accurate the colour on the website was to what was delivered. It's a beautiful deep colour and a gorgeous light-medium weight.
Look forward to sewing up Swimstyle's Karla lounge set in this.
Being slightly rural to Melbourne, I was worried about the delivery notification. Mel contacted me personally & advised the delivery process.
Sure enough, I got my delivery the next day. Very impressed with Melco's customer service.
I purchased this print in Cotton Poplin for my little granddaughter. The sweet print and pretty colours are just perfect for a little girls dress. The Cotton Poplin drapes beautifully for a shirred dress. My daughter loved the fabric so much that I have just purchased anther 3.5 metres of this print in Cotton Poplin to make her a matching dress for her daughter. Colours on the photo are true.
The linen is lovely to sew with and feels soft. It wears well as it does not crush easily.
I love the look and feel of this fanpbric and knowing it’s a unique Australian print makes it even better. I’m looking forward to finishing sewing this fabric, it’s cut out ready to start today. I’m making the Isla top from Atelier Scammit, a French pattern company. The pattern is free to download on their website.
Mel was great, the samples received were just as I had hoped, I haven't ordered anything as yet, but certainly will do in the near future. Just need to find a bit more time to sew. Beautiful samples, very helpful, always nice to feel the fabric before purchasing.
LOVE love love
Cute design. Can't wait to make it up for my granddaughter.
True to colour, lovely soft fabric
This fabric is Devine, I love the quality, colour and feel to it. I can't wait to make something with it.
I made some beautiful Christmas Scrubs with the poplin. It washed up really nicely after arriving a touch stiff. After a wash it was nice and soft and really easy to sew up. Amazing!