December 7th 2018
This Festive season, we’ve decided a meet and greet with the Sewisfaction team is well overdue, so we’ve asked the girls to put on their best me made party dresses whilst they sit down and answer some questions for us.
First up this week is Suzy, sister-in-law extraordinaire to the lovely Sheona, in her Deer and Doe Belladone dress.
So Suzy, start by telling us a little more about you?
Hi Everyone! I’m Suzy, Sheona’s sister-in-law (Sheona is married to my younger brother). I am married with 3 kids. I am fortunate enough to work from home part-time, which means I can also spend some time in Sewisfaction. As well as sewing I also enjoy crochet, cooking, reading, travelling, listening to podcasts and getting together with family and friends.
What’s your role at Sewisfaction?
All sorts really! Officially I work part-time as Class Coordinator, but generally I help out whenever Sheona needs an extra pair of hands, which could be packing orders or working in the shop. Usually if I’m doing Class Admin I work a morning a week making sure everything is in order for our classes and then extra as and when I can help.
Tell us a little bit about your Christmas make?
This Christmas I will be wearing my Deer & Doe Belladone dress that I made using the gorgeous Rosabella Jacquard
from Sewisfaction (of course). It’s a versatile, classic, little black number that I can wear to any event over the Christmas season.
I was in a bit of a hurry when I made it and I regret leaving out the lovely detail that the pattern gives you on the back but, as I love wearing it with a silver bolero, (as I am always cold) you wouldn’t see the detail anyway. I really love shape of this dress it as it nips me in at the waist and gently flares out, but is not too flouncy. Oh and how could I forget …. the pockets!
What’s next in your sewing queue?
If I get time (and it may be a big ‘if’),
I am planning to make a wrap dress in our gorgeous petrol Luxe Stretch Velvet
to wear for Christmas day. After stroking it in the shop I just couldn’t resist it.
Favourite Christmas food?
Its got to be all the goodies, the mince pies, stollen, panetone and the tub of Cadbury’s Heroes!
Tipple of choice?
Cointreau! And, I hate to sound old but … I also like a Sherry when I am prepping for Christmas (I think it reminds me of my Nana).
Any sewing New Years resolutions?
1. Try and be more thoughtful in what I sew. Get less distracted by patterns I won’t wear often or fabrics that, although I love, I won’t get as much wear out of. I have realised I tend to wear plainer or smaller prints more often.
2. Take my time. Instead of rushing in because I’m in a hurry or excited to get started, make time to check the pattern against my measurements /bodice block to make sure it will fit me. Make pattern adjustments before I cut out. It’s so worth it and far less painful that adjusting it later.
So there you have it everything you need to know from Suzy over here at team Sewisfaction -isn’t she just lovely? We’re lucky to have such an amazing team, so look out on the blog over the next few weeks for an intro from us all.