Monday, August 14, 2017

Mini Project Run & Play: Meet the First Designers

And sew it begins!
Our first two designers are none other than Katy from No Big Dill against Suzanne of Winter Wear Designs
Since they've already had an introduction here their first time around, we asked them to interview each other for Mini Project Run & Play.

Suzanne: What is your favorite place you have ever traveled?

 Katy: As cliché as it sounds, Paris.  I lived there for a semester as a University student and fell in love with the people and the food and the language.  Visiting for a day or week can't give you that in depth Parisian Culture.

Suzanne: What inspires what you create (whether sewing or other craftiness)?

Katy: Usually it's the fabric that speaks to me. But sometimes it's just having a clean sewing studio that gets me going.
Suzanne: What is the 1 thing that you are most proud of making (outside of your children?)

Katy: Probably one of the wedding dresses I made. This one was for my sister and I was pregnant with my first child, crawling around on the floor to do the hemming. I got it just how she described it and she looked stunning. Sadly, it was stolen when she mailed it along with other mementos to their home. I told her that I'd make her a new one.  One day.

Katy: What would a perfect evening alone entail?

Suzanne:  Ice cream and a good book.  And by ice cream I mean like an entire container - not some measly pint sized thing, HA!!!!  Oh, and I'd be asleep by 9:30...I used to go to bed at a reasonable hour and now I feel like I'm lucky to be falling asleep at 11:30, and that just isn't enough sleep for this girl.


Katy: If you had $1000 to spend on yourself and no one else, how would you spend it?

Suzanne: Ohhhhhh, tricky...I think I'd buy a plane ticket to Australia - I have 'met' so many amazing women from the AU through my sewing endeavors and I would give anything to get to go visit them and see the country that inspires such creativity.  Most of the things I want to spend money on are for my whole family or my husband and I, but this is a trip that I think I really need to do solo for it to be what I want.

Katy: What are the 3 strangest things you've sewn?

Suzanne:  Hmmmmmmm - strangest.... can they all be the items I sewed for my final week of PR&P???   Ha... those Gabba Outfits made my boys so happy but looking back they were kinda weird and outside my style niche.  I'd also say my upcycled sheet dress for the Skirtfixation challenge... the dress is gorgeous, but the lace sleeves are upcycled underwear (gently used by me, but not brand new) and I'll admit that it feels a bit strange knowing that I am wearing visible underwear.  I've done a lot of upcycling using old curtains and table cloths or old garments, but the end results tend to be classic pieces... I'm thinking I need to push myself into 'strange' more often!

Thank you ladies! Come back tomorrow to see the looks they each created with Art Gallery Fabrics!

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3 comments :

  1. I want to see pics of that wedding dress!

    Also suzanne I have plenty of room for sleepovers here o3o

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    1. Here's a link: http://www.nobigdill.com/2010/09/dressed-to-perfection.html?m=1
      The dress is the very last one!

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  2. Yes! Pics of the dress!

    I am excited to see what you ladies create! :)

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