Grey Abbey Look Book!
Hey guys! I’ve been having a ton of fun with my new fabrics with Cloud9 — so much that I thought we should put together a little look book to show you, and hopefully inspire you to get sewing yourselves half as much as it inspired me.
I grew up sewing… My mum always used to sew clothes for us when my sister and I were kids and they always felt so special. She had tons of old sewing patterns that she’d kept from the 60s and 70s — I’ve always loved things from those years. Patterns for groovy baby doll dresses and bellbottoms, butterfly-collared tennis dresses, fun little mini skirts… I mean, I would wear all of those clothes even now. And so when I was about 12, I started sewing myself, and was sewing well into my 20s. I even had my own sewing business in my University dorm. My “clients” ranged from 19-year old guys who didn’t know how to sew a button on, to girls who spent their loan money on expensive jeans and needed them hemmed, to my favourite client who was a raver guy and wanted to make a statement in the club scene. I sewed him a pair of gigantic orange fun fur pants, and another pair of silver vinyl pants with yellow racing stripes. I have no idea how he could dance in them, fun fur and vinyl aren’t exactly breathable fabrics, but hey, that was none of my business. As life got busier and jobs took over my spare time, sewing took a back seat. But I’ve always known I’d go back to it. And what better motivator than to be able to sew with my own fabrics?
So, I’m happy to share with you my Grey Abbey Look Book. I had so much fun sewing! I’d like to give a shout out to the other awesome people that helped me put this together! First, Cloud9 Fabrics, who designed the super sweet tech cover, and the amazing quilt!! Next, a lovely sewist named Anne-Rose, who is an 80-year old Austrian lady that my mum introduced me to, who sewed all of the ladies dresses that I’m wearing (can’t wait to show them off at Surtex!). And a big thank you to my amazing and talented friend Nicole Winer, who sewed up some darling dresses for her adorable daughter Frankie. Nicole is one of the most talented people that I know. She is a knitwear designer and all around crafty lady, and she never ceases to amaze me. So, a big giant thank you to them!
Take a look at the full look book, and I also included the pictures below it in case you wanted to Pin them to your sewing boards! Thanks for reading!