Lady Danburry: Thinking in shapes, sewing the details

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In looks and demeanor, Lynette Danburry is a living version of Disney’s Snow White. But this lady has left the singing to her prince and husband, Drew, owner of Drew Danburry Barber Shop, and instead uses her talents to create her one-of-a-kind clothing line. Raised by a ballet costume-mistress mother, sewing and art have always been a large part of her life.


“It’s something I always grew up doing, we grew up making our own clothes,” Lynette said. “When I was 15 I just became really interested in vintage style and ended up wanting to go to fashion design school.”


Since design school wasn’t an option at the time, Lynette started work as an apprentice in a tailor shop and quickly polished her grade-school sewing talents into an expert ability to build and alter clothing.


After her time as an apprentice, Lynette opened her own tailoring shop in Provo, called “Lady Danburry,” where she altered clothing and created a few items as requested by clients.


Recently, Lynette has made another change, selling her tailoring shop and setting out to create her own brand of vintage-influenced fashions, which she features and sells on her blog, “Thinking in Shapes.”


Lynette finds a lot of her inspirations in the past.


“I really love the forties and fifties and any old movies,” she said. “Drew went to film school, so I watch a lot of movies that I find really boring, but I’m always so captivated by the costuming. I think I just really love the details involved in vintage clothing and all of the hand tailored pieces that are really rare now. Exclusive detail like that, I really love.”


Lynette’s love of details shows in her clothing, which often features beautiful details like vintage buttons, yoked waistbands and hidden pockets. When asked what her favorite aspect of her new line is, Lynette cited her use of vintage. “I use a lot of vintage fabric. As fabric ages it develops a unique color, so a lot of the time, when people see [the clothing] they notice the colors. It’s also because of the patterns. Things were so different 50 years ago so even though some of the ideas are old, they feel new. A lot of the things I make, people feel like they haven’t
seen before.”


You can find Lynette’s designs online at:


By & Photography Nicola Pritchett

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