This blog now has a ‘designers’ page:
The page is a handy index to all my posts focusing on patterns by a single designer. I have posts on Kenzo and Marc Jacobs in the works, as well as a couturier or two of the Twenties and Thirties. I would love to hear your suggestions for other designers you would like to see covered. (Lisa, I haven’t forgotten your Issey Miyake suggestion!)
I recently had my very first blogger meetup, with the fabulous Heather of Closet Case Files. Heather brings a designer’s eye and downtown art chick’s voice to her sewing blog. She’s proof that sewing can be cool—check out her finished projects, especially her border print chiffon caftan photographed in Cuba. Naomi and I had a blast meeting Heather and joining her for an afternoon of fabric shopping in Toronto’s fashion district. Her quest for the perfect red double knit took us into every shop I’d ever wondered about. We even found a couple things for ourselves—a pixel print satin and an apple green double knit—and, in the process, discovered the joys of deadline-free, in-person fabric browsing. Thanks to Heather for suggesting the meetup!