Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Rebecca Head - Fashion Graduate!

Not too long ago I had a call from a student at Bath University 
looking for help quilting fabric for one of the designs for her  final collection.  

The materials were not your usual patchwork cottons .. no indeed ... a milky white slippery waterproof fabric that I thought was PVC but turned out to be super expensive latex, layered over an airtex stretch fabric, plus a layer of fluffy batting and backed with white calico.  

The quilting was simple enough  - just straight lines but finding a process for quilting a slippery latex was interesting BUT thankfully not impossible.   

3.5m of puffy quilted snowy white fabric was the result.  

But look what Rebecca made with it!

Rebecca qualified with a first class honours and is currently overseas 
being interviewed for a MAJOR fashion house.

 I am SOOOOO delighted for her and feel honoured to have a played a 
very small part in her life. 

Look at the rest of her catwalk fashion show. 
I just love all her creations. 
Aren't they cool!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Vintage Sewing Advert!

I was reminded of an old 1956 Singer Sewing commercial recently!  

Pure vintage telly!  Don't you love it!

....and that voice at the end ... dreamy or what?