28 Apr Sip & See
Since I started sewing again in 2011 I’ve made hundreds of garments whose total sum equals a complete wardrobe minus a bathing suit and lingerie.
My inspiration to sew initially came from high end ready-to-wear, but I quickly learned those garments were only the beginning of my inspiration. Through the years I’ve met many sewists with enviable skills, style and creativity who draw inspiration far beyond the ready-to-wear scene.
From a single blade of grass to exotic travels, creative inspiration abounds for those ready to receive, anywhere and anytime. I have learned so much from so many willing to share their skills, techniques and original ideas!
My friend and co-author Julie Starr credits her profession in luxury residential construction management as an everpresent source of inspiration reflected in her sewing style.
So what comes first, inspiration or instruction?
During a recent Tunic Bible workshop, Julie and I were encouraged to share the clothes we’ve made through the years in a trunk show format, and we are offering our first “Sip & See” next month.
Join us for Happy Hour, followed by a presentation and trunk show featuring our handmade wardrobe pieces at Five Eighths Seams in beautiful Charleston, SC on Thursday, May 25th! Details are available on the store’s website here. We will share our experience and advice on creating a customized wardrobe to suit your style, along with dozens of our creations for every occasion!
There’s a first time for everything and we would love to see any of you who will be in the Charleston area.
Many thanks for your support and I hope to see you on May 25th. 🙂
All the best,