Last but not least in our ‘Meet the team’ series is Nerrisa. Taking care of our marketing and content, it’s her job to make sure that all of our lovely new fabrics and workshops land in your inbox as soon as they’re ready for you as well as inspiring you with what to make when you buy them.
A keen sewist and lover of crafts, Nerrisa answers our ‘Meet the team’ questions.
Start by telling us a little bit about you?
I’m Nerrisa and I’ve worked for Sewisfaction for just over a year. I actually got back into sewing after attending a course at the studio and I’ve been obsessed ever since. In general I love to be creative and my other hobbies include baking and really anything messy – I actually painted ‘that’ wall at the shop and it’s hands down one of my favourite projects of 2019.
What’s your role at Sewisfaction?
I take care of anything to do with ‘content’ – I write all of the blog posts, the newsletters and I get to manage our amazing team of bloggers too.
Tell us a little bit about your top make of 2019?
That’s a pretty hard one as it’s normally the last thing I made! This year I’ve gotten slower with my sewing in order to be a bit more sustainable so each make is a bit more considered than before. I’m definitely working with more difficult materials and techniques including making a sequin dress for the first time recently as well as recently making my first shirt with a collar and cuffs that actually look professional!
What’s next in your sewing queue?
I actually recently picked up some fabric at Sewisfaction (it’s so dangerous working around so many beautiful fabrics.) and so I have a whole outfit planned – I’m going to make the ‘Collins’ overalls from ‘Our Lady of Leisure’ in the ‘Luxe black crepe‘ and a Sew Over It ‘Hackney’ Shirt in the ‘Esmeralda Rose Viscose‘ that I’ve been obsessed with for ages. The Hackney is actually a mens pattern, but I’m quite tall and also don’t like anything too fitted so it most definitely ticks all my ‘me-made boxes’. I’ll be layering these up for a more modern take on work-wear.
Any New Year’s sewing resolutions?
Stay slow. When I first started sewing, I would really smash out projects and then end up quickly falling out of love with them. This year I’ve spent lots more time planning and pairing my fabrics and patterns so each garment fills a gap in my wardrobe. I’ll be doing a 10 week course on pattern drafting starting mid-Jan so I’m hoping the new techniques I learn here will help me stick to my resolution!
You can follow Nerrisa on Instagram where she shares all of her makes: @nerrisapratt