Episode #28 – Alex of Sewrendipity

Episode #28 – Alex of Sewrendipity

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Alex of the blog Sewrendipity.com has such a striking style that Lori and Helena have long admired, and we’re excited to share this interview with you. We got a chance to ask Alex what it was really like to be on The Great British Sewing Bee, behind the scenes. Since Alex’s blog focuses on sewing sustainably, it was great to get her perspective on what sustainability can look like. And she shares a hilarious story on the perils of creating a DIY dressform that found her husband in a compromising position.  

Mentioned in this Podcast

The Great British Sewing Bee
Claire-Louise Hardie from The Thrifty Stitcher
Blue Planet on BBC
Rana Plaza disaster
Alex’s post on building a meaningful wardrobe
Style Bee blog by Lee Vosburgh
10×10 Challenge
Dylon (recommended for dying in washing machine)
Alex’s oversize colour block coat
Alex’s tutorial on making a custom dress-form
Alex’s wedding dress
Esplanade Bra by Orange Lingerie
Resources on sustainable sewing:
Love to Sew Episode #35 on Sustainability and Sewing 
Time to Sew blog and our Clothes Making Mavens episode with Kate on sustainable sewing
Megan Nielsen’s blog series on sustainable sewing
Seamwork Magazine article on sustainable toile/muslin making – “Zero-Waste Fit
Lori’s zero-waste Brumer dress by Milan AV-JC