We’ve nearly come to the end of our ‘Meet the team’ series and we might have saved the fabbest for last. What she lacks in sewing skills, she more than makes up for in ALWAYS looking glam – that’s right, it’s Alice! Part two of the fabulous duo who man the shop and pack the orders, Alice also has a claim to fame in being the person who create the perfect swirl in all our fabric photos – and no, she won’t be revealing her secret.
We sat down with Alice to ask her some questions.
Tell us a bit about you?
I’m 26 and live in Reading. I have an 18 month old little girl called Ronnie and I am engaged (due to get married 2020 if we can both be bothered to do all the organising). My loves in life are make up, gin and any crime series on Netflix but I’m hoping to make more time next year for sewing so I’m sure that will be in my top 3 if you ask me again in 2019.
What’s your role at Sewisfaction?
My main role is dealing with the ‘back office’ – responding to customer queries and processing all the orders, updating stock levels and so on.
Tell us a bit about your Christmas make?
So this isn’t technically my Christmas make, this is the zipper pouch (which I use as my every day make up bag) made during my Introduction to Sewing class that I did here in the summer – BUT, as previously mentioned, I will be making more in the new year so come back to me in the summer and I’m sure I’ll have something a little bit more exciting to show.
What’s next in your sewing queue?
Oh so many things I would love to make. The Seren dress by Tilly and The Buttons and the River dress by Megan Neilsen are the two I have had my eye on for a while.
Favourite Christmas food?
ALL OF IT. Literally I cannot get enough of Christmas food. Mince pies, shortbread, pate, smoked salmon, stuffing, chocolate – I mean the list goes on.
Tipple of choice?
Urm.. again, ALL OF IT. I’m really not that fussy when it comes to a Christmas tipple. Baileys has to be my absolute number 1 Christmas beverage though.
Any sewing New Years resolutions?
To actually dedicate more time to sewing. Ronnie is hopefully going to be starting nursery in the next few months which means that I will be able to grab a few more hours to myself which is when I will start putting into practice all the knowledge I gained during my Intro to Sewing class.
And there we have our lovely Alice, we’re sure when she gets around to it, she’ll be a super sewer and we can’t wait to see what she produces – even if it is another make up bag!