Monday, August 28, 2017

Mini Project Run and Play: Meet the Week 3 Designers

And just like that, we are on to WEEK 3 of the Mini Project Run and Play! this series is fast and fun. Don't blink or you might just miss it!
Today we get to know the next two designers a little better.
Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House and Ari from Max California asked each other questions, and here is what they said:
Ari: Where do you get your inspiration from?  
Hayley: I don't have one particular place I get inspiration from, honestly.  Sometimes, inspiration strikes me at the oddest times like while watching a tv show, shopping or just from trying to solve a problem at hand. Some of my best ideas came on a whim.  

Ari: How would you describe your style? 
Hayley: I would have to say my style is free flowing.  In other words, I don't think I have a set style. ;). I love classic lines like a Peter Pan collar, but I also don't want to always make classic pieces. That would be boring to me. Long story short, I don't think I have a style that is any one description.  I love whimsical, classic, unique and memorable   

Ari: Why do you sew? 
Hayley: I have been sewing since I can remember (maybe 5 years old?). I sew because I love it.  I love the fact that I can take fabric and turn it into clothing or home decor or gifts.  It is always pretty cool to watch a flat piece of fabric turn into something 3 dimensional and then I love seeing the joy it brings others. Sometimes I sew because of necessity (like not finding curtains I like anywhere in my budget or making pants for my kid that has super skinny waist and nowhere sells his size) and other times I sew because I want to have a creative outlet.  I sew because it is simply part of my life.  

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Hayley: Do your kids like that they have mommy-made clothing and do you think it will remain that way as they get older?
Ari: the kids love it so much. vin loves that I can make him literally anything he wants and Eddie is just stoked that she can see something on tv and ask me to make it for her. I think they will always appreciate that I sew for them, I tell them how their friends mum's can do other stuff but this is the thing that I can do (I can't bake ಥ‿ಥ) so it's special! 

Hayley: Do you get asked all the time to hem people's pants?  Just curious ;)  
Ari: Yes. ALL THE TIME aha. And curtains. And once to fix someone's fly of their jeans. I'm pretty good at saying no now though.

Hayley: Has your style always been the same or have you evolved over time?
Ari: It's definitely evolved, for me anyway (it's probably still weird to everyone else). I used to be very into rockabilly/punk/goth/grunge sort of stuff, whereas now I'm just ALL THE COLOURS and fun. I definitely have a lot of throwbacks to my "youth" though with things I sew the kids. I think consistently I've always been outside the box, square peg in the round hole you know? But I like that.


Hayley: What is your least favorite thing to sew?
Ari: Button up shirts. They look amazing and I love using all that amazing woven fabric, but I hate how tedious it is. It's just too much work. Its got to be something really inspiring to me to want to spend a long time on it and button up shirts don't do it for me hah. Doesn't stop me from seeing them though!

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Thank you, Ladies! 
Come back tomorrow to see what they made.
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