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 ;)

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  1. i need that teleportation device so i can see 6 year old lauren, like RIGHT. NOW.

    YOU ARE AMAZEBALLS!

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  2. Good luck Lauren, I'm sure you'll do great! BTW yogurt covered pretzels sound completely unappealing to me - but at least you're not eating scissors like Oona!

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    1. Haha, no worries, that just means more yogurt covered pretzels for me :D lol

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  3. You rock, Lauren! I love your clothes and your blog is very entertaining.
    I am also totally curious about what kinds of documentaries you like to watch... Please give examples! Haha.

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    1. haha, well, my VERY FAVORITE series is Ancient Aliens. It's how I bribe myself to handsew hahaha. But really, I like anything that has to do with conspiracy theories (the wackier, the better), the supernatural, ancient cultures (non-alien influenced docs are fine ;)), technology, or just those horribly depressing social commentary ones that make me feel bad about the state of the world. I also occasionally like to watch stuff on Planet Earth, where you just watch the animals run around and someone talks about their lifestyle in a monotone voice. Have I made myself sound like a total weirdo yet? ;)

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  4. Really looking forward to seeing how you rock this challenge, Lauren! :) Best of luck!! :)

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  5. I can't wait to see what you make, and thanks for pointing us towards this project. I'm really looking forward to it. :-)

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    1. I can't wait to show all of y'all! Hope you like it as much as I liked making it... :)

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  6. I live in Nashville and it's nice to see our city represented so well! I just discovered your blog - looking forward to seeing more from you.

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    1. How awesome! I love seeing other Nashvillians around the sewing blogs:)

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