We’re always delighted to find others who share our love for slow fashion sewing, so it was a real pleasure to see what Alexis Bailey recently made with our fabric. She's passionate about sewing and natural fibers, and she writes thoughtfully about her search for an intentional wardrobe on her blog.
Alexis chose one of our handloom cottons, Disappearing Check, to make the Naomi Shirt from Coffee and Thread patterns. On this fabric, space-dyed threads create a random scattering of white checks on dark blue. This really highlights the unique detail of this sewing pattern — the yoke and sleeve are cut in one, so both the front and back yokes end up on the bias.
Don’t you love that she chose snaps instead of a button closure? They give the shirt a clean modern vibe, and as she says, they don’t distract from the fabric! (Remember that the next time you can’t find the perfect buttons!) The shirt looks great, and can easily move from a serious professional look to weekend comfort.
Whether we sew because we’re searching for a more sustainable way of living, to create a particular garment which we see in our mind's eye, or simply because it’s difficult to buy things that fit right, we can all reflect on the impacts our choices make. Alexis is committed to creating a sustainable wardrobe, and on her blog she shares her thoughts on slowing down and taking time to enjoy the processes of planning and sewing a wardrobe. Read more about her shirt at Hello Alexis Bailey, and find more handwoven cottons in our shop.