Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Meet the Designers: Lauren from lladybird
Hello everyone! My name is Lauren and I blog over at LLADYBIRD. I live in Nashville with my boyfriend, Landon, and our antisocial cat, Amelia Earhart. I've dabbled in sewing for as long as I can remember - I even had a little sewing box that I would carry around the house with me when I was 6, ha - but I didn't really get ~serious~ about it until around 2006, when I was 20.
I'd done lots of alterations on my thrifted clothes, and very VERY basic pattern making in an attempt to make skirts out of quilting cotton, and I decided on a whim that I was going to actually try to sew a dress from a Simplicity pattern. It took me a lot of swearing and hairpulling (plus a few frantic calls - "Mommmmmmm, what is stay-stitching, what does that mean??"), but I powered through, and the end result made me so proud of myself that I sewed that pattern over and over for the next year. Thank god I eventually branched out :)
Nowdays, I like to sew pretty much everything I wear - except underwear (I think that's fixin' to change soon, tho, haha!). I especially love sewing with knits and undertaking large, complex projects - such as coatmaking. I LOVE coatmaking! My other big clothing-making passion is knitting! I learned how a couple of years ago, and I've cranked out over a dozen sweaters since then :) Sewing will also be my first love, of course, but knitting - knitting is < i>portable! I also love riding my bicycle, painting, playing SNES, and watching terrible documentaries while eating yogurt-covered pretzels. What can I say - I live a charmed life ;) I'm so excited to be participating in Project Sewn this season - I can't wait to share my makes with y'all, and I REALLY can't wait to see what the other contestants cook up! I think we're in for a pretty amazing time ;)