Now in store and very soon to be online.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Woo hoo - our first Tessuti Awards entry is in! Thanks Lena Merrin and best of luck. Don't forget... the earlier you submit your design/s, the longer the voting eligibility period for our Visitor's Choice Award.
Also this year we're really excited to be launching a new feature for all entrants. We're giving you the option to sell your dress or re-create the dress for anyone who may covet your design.
- you have the option to display a 'Want This Dress?' notice (see screenshot above) which indicates that you are available and willing to sell this dress or re-design it for others.
- people will be able to contact you through a contact form on the website. Your email will not be displayed to the public.
- you can liaise and negotiate with anyone who contacts you.
- from your profile settings page, you can turn this feature on and off as required (if you have too many inquiries!)
Posted by Lisa at 10:59 PM
Monday, July 2, 2012
As we worked behind the scenes in the lead-up to the Tessuti Awards, there was much discussion, planning, conversations, ideas and thoughts around the theme of 'Spots and Stripes'. Stripes, I've always loved 'em (and always will). Spots, on the other hand, take 'em or leave 'em. Until now.
Earlier this year, I started weekly sewing lessons with Vikki Leigh Martin. Really, I just got so tired of hearing that little voice in my head - mid-project - saying "Lisa, I'm sure there's a better way to do this" (or, conversely, "you *&%$! fool...why did you just DO that!?"). And let's not forget the fact that now - for at least a minimum of two hours a week - it's just me and my sewing machine. Sewing. We're good like that. I've gone right back to beginner basics and, being predominantly self-taught, have already learnt so much. This skirt was my first project proper, and is modified from this (OOP) Simplicity pattern, part of Vikki's Start to Sew 1 course.
The back zipper is lapped (my first lapped zip!) and the skirt has a kick pleat (my first kick pleat!). The fabric is Lappi Black Spot, a cotton/elastane that provides the perfect weight for a fitted yet comfortable pencil skirt. It's fully lined with a stretchy, crepe remnant from the stash.
I've got some more spots on the go (this time, a top), along with another (spot-free) skirt. Stay tuned...