AS her boutique lingerie website and Facebook page is launched, Sharni Joelle Rene will be in the studio of her Eagle Vale home doing what she loves — sewing.
"To make one pair of undies takes a minimum of a few hours and sometimes up to a whole day," the former Broughton Anglican College student said.
"I'm a real perfectionist."
Her label, Sharni Joelle Lingerie, was launched this week with her designs inspired by vintage wall- paper and English tea parties.
Miss Rene, 24, started designing the range in April.
She graduated from TAFE in 2009 and then worked in the fashion industry as a design assistant, but left to pursue a career with her own lingerie label.
"There's not much out there that caters for vintage, handmade lingerie," she said.
"Most of it is mass-produced and not great quality.
"But I use French laces and it's really feminine and girly."
She also makes headpieces for the races or weddings.
"Over the next few weeks I'll be sewing and sewing," Miss Rene said. "My short-term goal is to get a successful website going and, long term, a boutique store."