06 mei 2013

A Sewing Break

As some of you know, my main occupation is not sewing. I'm currently studying comics and illustration in Brussels, and working towards my master's degree. This means working on a large project for a full school year, a project that has now entered its final phase! I'll be spending the next few weeks drawing and writing, and won't have a lot of time for sewing, taking pictures or writing posts.

My master's project is connected to sewing though, so if you are interested (are you?) I will try and post a few bits and pieces about it now and then. You can always follow my illustration work on my drawing blog too. The project is due on June 18th, after which i'll probably sleep for a day or two. And there's a trip to London planned right after that. So expect to see new sewing projects pop up again at the end of June!

Just to give a sneak peek at what those projects might be, here's a picture of all the fabrics in my stash I have a plan for right now:


There's some pretty cool stuff in there: my usual cottons, but eagle-eyes people might spot a knit, some silk, or the beautiful shiny gold navy linen I just want to pet all day!

I will miss sewing, and blogging, but I just can't afford to spend a lot of time on anything apart from drawing right now (if that isn't a first world problem I don't know what is).

(Speaking of first world problems, have you read this post by Oonaballoona? It's about a beautiful cause trying to help widowed women in India- a group of people who are generally not accepted by society. The project is trying to get enough funds to get some of these women trained as seamstresses and pay them a fair wage so they can sustain themselves and their children. If you are interested in donating, you can do so here)

See you around!

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  1. Feel free to donate the galaxyprint in the right corner of that picture. :-)
    toitoi with your masterproject. Mine nearly killed me last year :-)

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    1. I have a buttload of that galaxy fabric, so there might be a giveaway in the near future! And thanks for the toitoi!

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  2. veel succes!!! Maar je gaat het ongetwijfeld super goed doen!

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  3. Lovely! What brand is the garden-y fabric in the middle? It's gorgeous!

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    1. It's 'Park Landscape' by Michael Miller, and it's not just garden-y... It's an actual garden!

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    2. Thank you! Must track that down.

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  4. Hi, I've just discovered your blog (through kollabora) and I LOVE your creations and your quirky style!
    I studied comics for a few years (in evening classes), so I'd find it really interesting to have a peek at you master's degree project :-)

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely post a few things soon!

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  5. I noticed the fabric with the galaxy/star prints right away...I can't wait to see what you're planning on making out of that! How incredible would a mini dress look out of that material?

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    1. I'm really excited to make something out of it as well! A minidress wouldn't get a lot of wear in my wardrobe (I prefer kneelength) but keep your eyes peeled, I have tons of this fabric and am planning a giveaway on my first blogging anniversary...

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  6. I've just stumbled upon your blog. I hope you're enjoying Brussels. I lived there for 3 years and a half but left one year and a half ago.

    BTW, I love your beautiful fabrics!

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    1. Hello and welcome! I don't actually live in Brussels, I just go to school there. My hometown is still Antwerp :) Brussels is very nice as well though!

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