As promised, this week, you’re in for a double dose of team Sewisfaction and up next is in some ways, the face of the brand. If you’ve been to our bricks and mortar store over in Wokingham then there are two smiling faces that will be there to meet you and one of them is the lovely Sandra (more on the other smiling face soon).
With a background in interiors, Sandra seems to have always been around fabric and more often than not, you’ll hear her commenting on what a lovely cushion our new in fabric would make. However we’re on a mission to make a dressmaker out of her yet so we sat down to ask her all about what that looks like in 2019.
Tell us a bit about you?
I have lived in Wokingham for over 50 years and one day, I’d really love to live by the sea. I have a husband called Mike, and two lovely girls – Natasha & Claudia, plus a very naughty cocker spaniel called Zak. I love interior design and am looking forward to getting stuck into my new hobby, dressmaking .
What’s your role at Sewisfaction?
My main role in Sewisfaction is customer service, which covers a lot of the online orders preparation & posting as well as helping customers in the shop with their purchases and queries.
Tell us a bit about your Christmas make?
My Christmas make is my Betty dress, in this lovely black and white polka dot stretch cotton from Sewisfaction of course. It has an amazing skirt and a cute fitted bodice, I shall be wearing it Christmas Day with a red cardi. I decided to make the Betty at our ‘dressmaking for beginners’ course which I attended this year and I learnt many new techniques including. zips and darts. I might make a new version in a lighter weight cotton for the summer.
What’s next in your sewing queue?
My next make will definitely be a Tilly & the buttons Bettine dress – I actually already have it all cut out just waiting to be sewn up – I’ll be using a cotton fabric ready for the warmer months and I can see me wearing this when it gets warmer – great for work. Once I have mastered this, I’ll definitely be making lots more in Sewisfaction fabrics.
Favourite Christmas food?
My favourite food, other than Christmas dinner is stollen – I must admit I have eaten a packet of it already!
Tipple of choice?
This year we’ll be trying the ‘Hugo’ cocktails which are made up of Gin, Prosecco, elderflower cordial, mint lime wedge & lots of ice.
Any sewing New Years resolutions?
I’d really like to get to grips with jersey as it’s comfortable to wear and I constantly see such beautiful jersey fabrics in our shop so that’s my main motivation.
So that’s Sandra everyone and doesn’t she look amazing in her very first dress? Plus trust us, this interview doesn’t even begin to show just how sweet she is – if you’re ever in the area, make sure you pop in and say hi, she’s the best!