Friday, January 4, 2013

Meet the Designers: Maria from La Inglesita

 
 
 Hola! My name is María and I sew and blog from Spain. I am self taught in sewing and have learnt most of what I know from my books, through the trial and error method and from you (yes, you generous bloggers who post wonderful tutorials so that I can design and make my children clothes how I like).
Being an architect I’m strongly influenced by sketches, drawings, patterns and fabric texture. To me each sewing project is like a mini architectural project. I first make a rough sketch of what I have in mind, then draw up the pattern pieces, play with the fabric a million times until I´m happy with colour, weight, etc, then think about construction details (how I love assembling a garment, geek!), and start the stitching process completely absorbed by it. I love hand sewing (double geek!) so I usually slipstitch hems or add hand sewn details. I tend to choose solids, linen and patterns with fun twists rather than prints, quilting cotton and basic shapes but I´m unpredictable too, so who knows what I´ll be wanting to explore next!
As a mum of three young kids and working in the mornings, I have very little time to sew but my wonderful husband understands how important is for me. I had my doubts about entering the competition because it will demand 120% of me during the weeks I´m in, but he’s promised he’ll be fine. Pasta, pesto and pizza and we’ll be OK, he said.
I am thrilled to be here and very thankful to Liz and Elizabeth for trusting in me.
Hope you enjoy my creations!
María

31 comments :

  1. Oh how exciting! I honestly cannot wait to see what you come up with! You make sewing sound so magical, and your husband is darling!

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    1. Thank you Max! I have learnt from you that black can be so cool on girls too. Love your style!

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  2. María, your architectural background has given you such a unique perspective. I love your creative process! (double geek? Too funny) And, who wouldn't be fine with, Pasta, pesto and pizza? I certainly wouldn't complain. Looking forward to your designs!

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    1. I admit I´ve had to buy my daily hour of sewing with chocolate!
      Thank you Shannon

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  3. Bienvenidos Maria! Esta estacion de Project Run and Play tiene mucha diversidad internacional (exceptuando soy una impostora porque soy americana viviendo en corea de sud). Estoy animada a ver los projectos que usted va a crear. Estoy esperando con felicidad esta estacion! (translation courtesy of my Spanish-speaking husband!)

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    1. hahaha, say hola to him!
      Gracias cathgrace :)

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  4. qué ganas tenemos ya de ver con qué nos sorprendes. Un abrazo

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  5. María you are so perfeccionist and sew very well. Good luck to you from Huelva.

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  6. Estoy deseando ver tus proyectos! Suerte!

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  7. Que ansias de ver tus creaciones!!!! La mejor de las suertes en esta nueva aventura!

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  8. Can I come over for dinner??? ;o) I love your architectural approach - and from what I have seen browsing around your blog you have made some beautiful things!!!

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  9. so fun that this season is so international... Australia, South Korea, and now Spain !

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  10. ¡mucha suerte, María! una artista como tú, seguro que nos sorprende

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  11. Niña, estamos todas súper emocionadas. Lo harás genial. De mayor quiero ser como tu ;)
    M

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  12. Mucho ánimo María, que tú puedes. Todas estamos contigo. Verás lo mucho que vas a disfrutar, tanto como nosotras con tu blog.
    Carmen.

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  13. ¡Mucha suerte María! Estamos todas ansiosas de ver tus creaciones!! Un besote!

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  14. Lo siento pero si me pongo a traducir y aún encima escribir desde el móvil no me puedo explayar. Que lo vas a hacer genial y que estamos deseando ver tus creaciones y las del resto de participantes. Y ese marido tan dispuesto a cubrirte en casa con los niños y las tareas, es estupendo! Me ha gustado conocerte un poco más a través de esta presentación :)

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  15. Vas a hacerlo genial!!
    eres una pedazo de costurera y vas a tener mucha suerte!!

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  16. Claro que sí!!!aquí estaremos tus fans disfrutando de tu trabajo!!!

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  17. I love your designs, Maria! Ooooh this is going to be such a good season. ¡Buena suerte!

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  18. I'm so excited for you, Maria! Can't wait to see your creations. :-)

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  19. Good luck Maria, we'll wait for your designs! They will be as good as usual, for sure

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  20. I think I could live on pasta, pesto, and pizza for a while!! Counting down to seeing your PR&P "look!"

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  21. gosto de ver uma concorrente da peninsula iberica no pr&p!
    boa sorte!

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  22. Que valiente... lo vas a hacer muy bien!!!
    besos,

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  23. Animo valiente, te sigo desde hace unos meses y seguro que das la talla. ¡Eres fantástica!!!

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  24. María, veras como sabes estar a la altura, disfrutalo mucho

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  25. I love your blog and your style for me you're a winner already!! I can't wait to see what you create, but for sure it's going to be awesome!
    Xxx

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  26. Qe ganas de ver el final se qe nos sorprenderas.. Muxa suerte María..!!

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