We’re continuing our ‘Meet the team’ series and this week you’re in for a double dose of intro goodness. Starting with Nerrisa, curl enthusiast and lover of all cats, we asked her all about her role at Sewisfaction.
Nerrisa, tell us a bit about you?
Howdy! I’m Nerrisa, and I’m a craft addict. I love sewing, creating and generally anything that helps to make a mess of the spare room my boyfriend still thinks is an ‘office’! I started working for myself just over a year ago and vowed to only work with brands that make me happy and that I’m super passionate about.
What’s your role at Sewisfaction?
I support on the Marketing over at Sewisfaction, which can mean helping Sheona with anything from the newsletters to blog content – I also get to manage the lovely blogger team too. No day at Sewisfaction is the same which is what I love about working with the team, from planning events to sewing up samples, there’s always quite a bit of sewing based fun to be had!
Tell us a bit about your Christmas make?
My dress is the Nikko dress from True Bias. The pattern is SO simple to make and although I was a little scared about cutting into this beautiful velvet, it all turned out fine. I made a few tweaks to the dress as I hate wasting good fabric and so although the back should have been one continuous piece, cut on the fold, I actually cut it in two halves creating a back seam. I also lengthened the sleeves so they would be ruched and as you can see, it’s much shorter than the dress on the cover..
Finally, the dress was a little ‘straight’ at first and so I turned it inside out, put it back on and used a white gel pen to mark out the contours around my bust, waist and hips then stitched along those lines for a more body-con fit – it’s a party dress after all!
What’s next in your sewing queue?
I’m very lucky that I get to sew a lot so I tend to come up with project as and when to try and avoid having a ‘stash’ that I’ll never get through. On Saturday, I brought the Old Gold Bouquet Needlecord whilst introducing a friend to the store and I’m planning on making a hack of the Tilly & the Buttons Rosa dress in the style of this beauty from ASOS – cute right?
Favourite Christmas food?
If you know me, then you’ll know I never met a food I didn’t like so I’m going to simply go with ‘everything’.
Tipple of choice?
I’m not a big drinker (I’m fun enough already) but if I had to choose, I’d pick a Pina Colada which I’m aware isn’t very festive!
Any sewing New Years resolutions?
I recently started a blog in order to document what I make which I think is automatically making me more conscious about my ‘stash’ and I also have really cut down how much ready to wear clothing I buy – there’s absolutely nothing wrong with shopping on the high street or having lots of fabric, but I don’t like to be wasteful or overwhelmed so I guess my New Years resolution is to just to be EVEN MORE organised and mindful when it comes to my makes.