Bertie FitzClarence is many things to many people – a breaker of promises, a cheat at cards, a wastrel drinking the ancestral bank account dry, a lollygagger, a bounder and a cad. With his fiery red hair and smart-set playboy reputation, he’s well-known everywhere from the Kit Kat Club to the spiels of East London. Fast cars, fast girls and fast money were Bertie’s chief occupations; until one fateful night at The Embassy on Old Bond Street, when he set eyes on Lou Lou…
Bertie’s never been in love before, and it’s a revelation. He wants to be a brand new man, the best version of himself he can be. Help Bertie to reinvent himself and give him a set of threads smart enough to turn even Lou Lou’s head!
Bertie is colour printed on cotton with underwear, socks, garters and a natty pair of brogues. Instructions, stuffing, a pattern and high-quality fabrics for his shirt, waistcoat, trousers and baker-boy hat are all included, as is his pocket watch (a graduation present – “the only genuinely useful thing I got out of Cambridge”, according to the man himself). This kit contains everything you need for his first outfit; after that, your creativity (and fabric scraps) can craft him a wardrobe he can be proud of.
Because one can’t expect a prominent man-about-town such as Bertie to wear the same suit as everyone else, the outfit fabrics included in the kits will be released in limited runs and regularly changed. These will also be available for purchase separately, along with add-on patterns and accessories.
All you need is imagination and a sewing machine.
• Cut and sew body complete with underwear
• Cut and sew brogues
• Stuffing, instructions and clothes patterns
• A carefully selected combination of fabrics and trimmings enabling you to make Bertie’s first outfit
• Fob watch and chain
Send us your pictures of your completed Bertie, and any snaps you get of him while out and about to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on Instagram tagging @thedollcollective. Bertie can’t wait to show us what he’s made of!