Howdy and Happy Thursday! Before I get into today’s post, a quick housekeeping note. I have added a few pictures and more detail into the post from Monday for Butterick 5030. There was a question about how I added fullness to the skirt, so I wanted to expand on that a little. If you have other questions, let me know! I’ll make sure to include more information on pattern alterations in future posts. I know how helpful it is.
Now, let’s talk about creative spaces. I always love seeing where people work; how it’s organized and arranged, what equipment and tools use, the aesthetics of the room. I started my business in the little house we were living in at the time, in the smallest spare bedroom you can imagine. Once all the furniture and equipment were in it, you could no more turn around before bumping into something. It made for some interesting sewing sessions! Then I moved into what was supposed to be the formal dining room, then into a new house and spare room, then a real studio space as we grew and needed the square footage. Right now, post-business and only sewing for myself, I’m lucky. Our house has a spacious loft upstairs that gets tons of natural light and there’s plenty of space to spread out. I know what it’s like to have your hobby crammed into a room the size of closet, so I’m very grateful to have the space I have now.
Side note: I spent a couple hours this week cleaning this room from top to bottom, but there’s nothing I can do about the dogs toys that are always hanging around . . .
Hello and welcome! My name is Emily, and I’m a designer. I’m so happy you’re here, and I’m even happier to share my design journey with you.
A few years ago, I started a business. After studying design and product development in college and dreaming about having my own company, I took the leap and started my own business. For five years, I designed and sold a line of women’s clothing and accessories. Those five years were some of the best of my life, but also some of the most stressful. Last summer, I walked away from a life of entrepreneurship, and I rediscovered my love of sewing and design on my own terms. Not a day goes by that I don’t sketch a garment, sew a seam or two, or jot down an idea for a project. It’s what I love.
This space is all about creativity and learning, and I’m excited to share my projects with you: everything from sewing tutorials (basic skills to advanced concepts), projects for my home, pattern drafting and alterations, and lots and lots of clothes. Thank you for stopping by, and I can’t wait to get started!