Happy Sunday makers! I’m still recovering from an EPIC day cutting denim for our wicked awesome upcoming kits (next Monday, mark your calendars, and get on our newsletter if you want first dibs). Alexis and I headed up to the fabric district to spend the entire day in an old school cutting studio. Rather than have our denim delivered to my third floor walk-up studio and then cut by hand (I was having anxiety nightmares about it), my friend Christopher at Globetex put me in touch with a company that does cutting for local designers. Essentially, clothing companies send over their patterns to be cut before sending them to manufacturers to stitch together. Rather than cutting a single layer of fabric like we do, they stack layer and upon layer of fabric together; I saw fine embroidered chiffon in layers of five, with more stable cottons being cut at over a hundred layers at time! They use a big saw to cut all the pieces out, and mark darts with a drill. It was a little mind blowing, to be honest, and they all thought my total ignorance of how the “real” fashion industry worked to be utterly hilarious. We got everything done in one day instead of the week or so it would have taken us here, so I’m really happy for the experience
Here’s what you’ve been up to.
I finally finished my quilt this week and have been scheming up my next one. Totally smitten with this simple denim quilt, and had an eye party drooling over all the masterpieces at the Tokyo Quilt Festival.
Love these comfy basics from Very Purple Person.
All the hell yas for Sallie’s wax print halter dress.
Kelli made the absolute perfect robe.