Thursday, April 24, 2014
Meet the Designers: Mary from Idle Fancy
Hello there! I'm Mary, from Idle Fancy, and I'm thrilled to be joining Project Sewn this season. A writer and Ph.D. candidate from Austin, I've recently moved to a small Texas college town with my husband and our hundred-pound German Shepherd puppy. While this has been a shock to my city girl senses, our 1950's bungalow came complete with my own sewing room! When I'm not working on my next book, you can find me back there sewing up pretty, irrepressibly feminine creations.
My first sewing project, back in the summer of 2010, was an absolute disaster of a dress, with four colors of thread, zero seam finishes, and an uneven hem. Yet, I was hooked! In the last few years, I've developed a style of sewing that works for me: classic silhouettes, paired with sumptuous fabric and a good fit. My closet is now filled with hand-sewn dresses, of every print and color imaginable. I love the freedom that sewing gives us, from both trends and odd ready-to-wear sizing. Not only can I make the floral dress of my dreams, but it will fit me perfectly and be made in Liberty lawn! Is there anything better?
Thank you so much to Elizabeth and Liz for inviting me aboard! It's going to be such fun seeing what the other talented designers and readers create this season.