Christine Haynes patterns now in stock at Sewbox ……

by Susan on August 7, 2012

Christine Haynes patterns now in stock ……

We are delighted to add the Christine Haynes patterns to our range!

The Derby Dress

The Chelsea Dress

US pattern designer Christine Haynes has brought out her first 2 patterns – The Derby Dress and the Chelsea Dress.  Both these fun and modern patterns are suitable for beginners and Christine promises more patterns over the next months.  Christine who lives in Los Angeles, teaches sewing and has also published her first book Chic & Simple Sewing.

I was chatting to Christine this week and asked her a few questions:

Susan: “What inspires you? I note your statement *Vintage inspired sewing for the modern seamstress*?

Christine: “I’m really inspired by everyday life. I love designing and wearing dresses that you can toss on and go without too much fuss. My favorite eras are the 1950’s and 1960’s and those elements find themselves into my designs. But I’m always very careful not to make anything that looks like a costume. Hence the “vintage inspired” statement!”

Susan:             “Can you give us a bit of background on how you got into pattern designing?”

Christine:       “Of course! My back ground is in the arts. I grew up in an arts community and sewing was one of many things I created. I attended art school for college and focused on Film, Video, and New Media, but all the while I was making my own clothing. I starting selling ready to wear pieces about 10 years ago and that just took off and within a year or two I was selling in dozens of boutiques around the world. But it was hard to maintain, as I sewed it all myself. Random House approached me to do a book, which took my ready to wear business into pattern making, teaching, and going at the fashion world from that angle. I decided then that I’d rather show others how to do it, instead of doing it myself.
Susan:           “What plans for future patterns?”

Christine:     “My first two patterns are just the beginning. I have another pattern launching this fall and hope to do one or two more in the spring. I also have a class on Craftsy called the Sassy Librarian Blouse.

We will be bringing you the new patterns as they come out ……   The current patterns – the Derby Dress and the Chelsea Dress are available at £15.00 each.   Level = Beginner.

Thanks to Christine for designing these 2 and more in the future.

Happy Sewing

Susan

7 August, 2012

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