the joy is in the journey…or for us, in the making
Some simply see a pile of patterns and fabric. Not you. You see possibility. You love a good pattern but can’t resist tweaking it to match your unique style. You hardly ever complete a project before thinking about the next, because you know the journey is where it’s at.
Or maybe you’re not quite there yet and have just tasted the sweetness of a finished project and are anxious for the next bite. That sweetness? I call it creative energy. It’s addictive, and I’m an addict.
This is how it works: you’ve just made the-cutest-shirt-ever, yet the crazy good feeling from the finished project fades fast. You’re left craving the feeling you only get while in the process. Pulling out the pattern you just had to have and finding fabric with the perfect amount of weight and drape. Discovering those vintage buttons you saved add the perfect amount of contrast. Praying the kids sleep just one more hour so you can see how the trim turned out. Yep. You’re an addict too.
It’s okay, you’re in good company.
My name is Destri, and I created Sewlosophy to help support your habit :). I believe that everyone is creative, and sometimes we get caught up in the day to day and forget that. But when we take the time to make something with our own two hands – there is a special kind of magic that happens. And it’s pretty awesome to think I can be a part of that.
about the patterns
I have a soft spot for beginners (love ya!) and for those who’ve just dusted off their machine for the first time in years. To make sure sewing with Sewlosophy patterns is a great experience for you I include a free video tutorial with every pattern.
Each pattern is designed to make for a great sewing experience at home by leaving out the guess work. They are organized to go along with the sewing process in order, and aim to be clear over clever. Lots of step by step photos and tips are included to help you create a beautiful handmade finish.
The patterns are released in collections with each piece designed to compliment the other. For me that is when sewing really gets fun – when I design a whole ensemble playing with patterns, textures, and contrasting finishes to pull a whole look together. Ultimately I wanted to release the patterns this way to put you in the designers seat. I’m dying to see what you come up with! Each design has a story and I can’t wait to hear yours.