Business makes apron for TV star’s photoshoot

Amber Snary is wearing an apron similar to the one sent to Helen Flanagan by Diane Wainwright (right). EMN-170227-092642001
Amber Snary is wearing an apron similar to the one sent to Helen Flanagan by Diane Wainwright (right). EMN-170227-092642001

A Skegness business has made national headlines after it was approached to make a vintage style apron for TV star Helen Flanagan.

Fabrique Creations, a fabric and haberdashery shop in Victoria Road, is run by Diane Wainwright, 52, who has owned the business for about five years.

Helen Flanagan is pictured wearing the white and pink apron made by Fabrique Creations. EMN-170228-155754001

Helen Flanagan is pictured wearing the white and pink apron made by Fabrique Creations. EMN-170228-155754001

The business makes vintage inspired aprons, as well as other good quality and individual items on request.

Having previously made aprons which have appeared in EastEnders, Mount Pleasant and on Christmas adverts for Sky TV, Diane told The Standard it is ‘not the first time’ they have done something like this.

A green and white holly apron made by Fabrique Creations featured in the 2012 EastEnders Christmas special worn by Ann Mitchell, who plays Cora Cross.

Diane was approached by Kelly Hidge Style Consultancy, who requested a white lace and pastel pink half apron for Helen Flanagan to wear in a photoshoot.

The photoshoot was organised before Helen’s return to Coronation Street as character Rosie Webster.

Diane told The Standard the apron, made of 100 per cent cotton, can take between half-an-hour and an hour to make depending on the style.

The photograph of Helen wearing the white and pink apron, taken by Karis Kennedy Photography, appeared in The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Mirror.

Diane told The Standard it is the first time her aprons ‘have made it on to national papers’ and said she felt ‘really thrilled’.

Diane Wainwright said: “It is always quite exciting when you see something you have made in national papers and on TV. You get a buzz.”

Although Fabrique Creations had no contact with Helen Flanagan herself, they did receive a signed apron courtesy of Helen in the post after the photoshoot.