Friday, August 23, 2019

Meet the Designer: Saskia of The Wolf and the Tree

My name is Saskia and I am the designer behind The Wolf and the Tree. I was born in Germany where I learned how to sew using paper patterns - with newspaper and needle point tracing wheel on the kitchen floor - under the guidance of my mother.

I hand drafted my first clothing patterns when I was in High School. My course work in college using CAD software made the switch from hand drafting to precision digital drafting quite seamless. After my children were born I made them everything from sleep sacks to snow boots and winter coats.
My dearest sewing machine is an early 1970s Elna, gifted to me from my children’s honorary great-grandmother, and named in her memory - Peggy. I am a firm believer that everything beyond the old fashioned straight and zig zag stitches is beautiful but not a necessity. Don’t be discouraged if your machine lacks features that the modern machines have - you can create lasting beauty with anything, as long as you put care and love into the making of your garments.

We strive to provide ‘Patterns for your Family’. Our designs allow you to create straight forward wardrobe staples as well as more elaborate eye catchers, all of which you are sure to adore - because you made it and it is made to fit you.

I cannot wait to see how everybody interprets the themes and I am very excited to in Season 21 of Project Run and Play! Feel free to join us on this adventure and follow our Facebook Group and Instagram!

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