Experimental Materials Workshop

Yesterday I traveled down to London on the megabus to attend an Experimental Materials workshop with the designers Jane Bowler and Heather Orr, I found them on Instagram and noticed that they do regular workshops in their studio, they offer knitting, crochet, macrame and other workshops but i went for the experimental materials one because…

Overlocker Workshop

Yesterday morning I attended an overlocker workshop at Sewability, the sewing school I’ve been going too. As well as the weekly classes where was can make what we want with the help of Sue the teacher, they also offer sewing machine workshops, overlocker workshops and pattern cutting classes. I dont feel any need to do…

Mini Project

I bought this funky tinsel fabric almost a year ago for the Bottle Blonde project I did at uni but I never actually got round to using it. I found it again this week while sorting through all the scrap fabric I have and thought it would make a groovy little crop top in the…

Sewability 2

This week I had my second sewing lesson at Sewability and I attached the invisible zip to my skirt, I wasn’t looking forward to this because I’ve done a few invisible zips at uni and I’ve never been able to do it right the first time I always have to unpick it and do it again,…

Learning How To Knit

When I was probably about 8, I was visiting my grandparents and my nan asked me if I’d like her to teach me how to knit, being a child with no interest in fashion or making yet (I think at that age I wanted to be an artist/vet) I was like ew no knitting is…

Sewability

I’ve been planning to do some dressmaking lessons since I was in Dublin, I didn’t feel like I was very helpful to Natalie because my sewing and pattern cutting skills aren’t up to scratch (entirely my own fault for not taking advantage of the facilities and amazing technicians at my university) so I got on…

Goodbye Dublin

Last night, I flew home from Dublin for good, it was an emotional night, and not for the reasons you’d think; long story short I went over my luggage allowance by 10 kilo and had to pay €100, I’ve told my friends and family to not expect any Christmas presents from me this year. Now…

Baby Clothes

For the past couple of months we’ve been working really really hard on baby clothes! Natalie decided to create the Eden collection (named after her gorgeous little girl) out of the off cuts of fabric from the AW16 collection to make a limited collection of kind of “mini me” outfits, we reckon this will sell…

Om Diva Christmas Party

Earlier this week Natalie forwarded us an email inviting us to a Christmas party at a boutique in Dublin city center called Om Diva!  I tagged along after work last night to see what it was all about and had a lovely time, the staff were so friendly and kept my glass filled up with…

Keep Rolling Rolling Rolling . . .

My last couple of weeks here with Natalie have been spent working on SS17 production, a big part of that has been rolls! While at the trade show in Paris Natalie got a lot of orders for the tulle jacket she designed which re-imagined the woolen rolls on aran sweaters, each sleeve on these jackets…

Bibs

This week I was given the task of sorting through the scrap fabric to find this gorgeous bonded lace and plastic fabric, and to turn it in to tuxedo baby bibs! I measured off one of Edens basic bibs to get the size and shape and used gross grain and Velcro for the fastening. What…

Christmas Stockings!

Natalie was sent some gorgeous tweed from Molloy & Sons to create Christmas gifts with, so we were given the task of making stockings! We didn’t have a lot of tweed and we wanted to make 20-30 stockings so we started by making toiles out of some cheap furniture fabric, you know the kind of…