MATERIAL girl

It's a wrap this summer with beautiful furnishing fabrics from around the Weald

top and underskirt in vintage fabric
  • pictures David Merewether
  • styling Cherry Whytock

model wears top and underskirt in vintage fabric 'Eugenie's Ribbon', price on application from Peter Hoare of T Wells, tel 01892 527202; overskirt in vintage Warners fabric 'Wood Anemone', price on application from Peter Hoare as before; at base of steps on left 'China Blush' by Bakers, £59 per metre from Peter Hoare as before against gate 'Alicia' by Colefax & Fowler, £48 per metre from Everndens of Cranbrook, tel 01580 713778; cushions (made to order) in 'Rambling Rose' by Brian Yates, £23.50 per metre from Ginny Peace of Cranbrook, tel 01580 712212; 'Hamlet' and 'Othello' by Ashley Wilde, both £12 per metre from Kass Interiors of Hawkhurst, tel 01580 752946 on grass and behind model 'Bird in the Bush' by Anna French, £45 per metre from Peter Hoare as before. Shoes model's own

wrap and bodice

model wears wrap in 'Bolton' by James Brindley, £32 per metre from Claire Gordon Interiors of Goudhurst, tel 01580 211130; bodice in 'Meryton' by Nina Campbell, £65 per metre from Mister Smith of Crowborough, tel 01892 664152; sash in 'Fenwick' by James Brindley, £39 from Claire Gordon Interiors as before; skirt in 'Flora' by Chess Designs, £12.95 per metre from Bell House Fabrics of Cranbrook, tel 01580 712555; on railings silk embroidered with red poppies by GP & J Baker, £79 per metre from Teasel Fabrics of Tenterden and T Wells, tel 01580 762131 and 01892 616556. Shoes model's own

shoulder straps and overskirt trim

model wears shoulder straps and overskirt trim in 'Sofi a' by Bell House Collection, £9.95 per metre from Bell House Fabrics of Cranbrook, tel 01580 712555; bodice in 'Lulu' by Globaltex, £9.95 per metre from Bell House Fabrics as before; sash in 'Dotty' by Globaltex, £9.95 per metre from Bell House Fabrics as before; long skirt in 'Lonicera' by Nina Campbell, £45 per metre from Evernden Interiors of Cranbrook, tel 01580 713778; small roses overskirt in 'Tilly' by Globaltex, £9.95 per metre from Bell House Fabrics as before; large roses overskirt in 'Flora' by Globaltex, £9.95 per metre from Bell House Fabrics as before.

head wrap and dress

model wears head wrapped in silk embroidered with white poppies by GP & J Baker, £79 per metre from Teasel Fabrics in Tenterden and T Wells, tel 01580 762131 and 01892 616556; dress in 'Imperialis' by Designer's Guild, £42 per metre from Evernden Interiors of Cranbrook, tel 01580 713778 left 'Iris and Geranium' by Ramms Son and Crocker, £59 per metre from Peter Hoare of T Wells, tel 01892 527202; 'Zivo' by Malabar, £17.90 per metre from Evernden Interiors of Cranbrook, as before right 'Hemsley Crewelwork' by James Brindley, £79.99 per metre from Claire Gordon Interiors of Goudhurst, tel 01580 211130; cushion (just seen) made to order by Claire Gordon Interiors as before; multi-coloured gingham by George Spencer, £37.50 per metre from Evernden Interiors as before.

coat with top and skirt

model wears coat in 'Sandown' by Jane Churchill, £30 per metre from Ginny Peace of Cranbrook, tel 01580 712212; sleeves in 'Kashmir Rose' by Brian Yates, £23.50 per metre from Ginny Peace of Cranbrook, as before; top and skirt in 'Butterflies' by Harlequin Fabrics, £26 per metre from Kass Interiors of Hawkhurst, tel 01580 752946; sash in 'Rose Ticking' by Brian Yates, £23.50 per metre from Ginny Peace as before on chair 'English Rose' by Sanderson, £29 per metre from Mister Smith of Crowborough, tel 01892 664152; 'Carousel' by Jane Churchill, £26 per metre from Ginny Peace as before; 'Rambling Rose' by Brian Yates, £23.50 per metre from Ginny Peace as before. Shoes model's own.

Our model was Vanessa from www.freshagents.com. With thanks to Mr and Mrs James Sellick of Pashley Manor for the kind use of their beautiful gardens www.pashleymanorgardens.com