Hi everyone! I'm Emily and I have JUST treated myself to a year of Platinum membership! SO EXCITING! I am an artist and illustrator based in the UK. If you're interested in seeing what I do, I make fantasy and folklore based art www.emilyhare.co.uk. I am a BIG fan of oversized clothes (mostly I find ready made stuff via Etsy!).
I learnt to sew growing up and the last two years of school did something called 'Textiles City & Guilds' which was a 2 year qualification to learn how to make clothes from scratch, make a dress block block, design etc. It was brilliant and I am SO glad I did it but I haven't kept practicing very regularly. I did at one point consider going into making clothing but the call to painting was stronger! Last year I made two Hanten jacket's for me and my other half and a Kimono for my other half too. I'm about to make a gorgeous plum linen coloured kimono for myself (using the mia dress photo fabric with the triangles as a lining) and then I will proceed to make the endless gorgeous patterns I've downloaded from here! The only pattern I'm missing, that I would like is the Maxine, but at the moment it's not showing up as free, so I will have to be patient!
Here is the plum linen with the triangle cotton I bought (at completely OTT expense from Tina since I have to ship to the UK, but I HAD to have it) that will be the lining, I think it's going to look amazing, even though I will mostly be wafting about at home in it! I hope that I will have some left over...
My plan is to make the Daniella pant first I think. (I usually make myself one or two new pairs of Salwar style pants each year, I'll post a pic later of those) and it looks like Tina's pants will be right up my street too. I've also got my eye on the Elope top too, I have lots of long bag dresses but need some lighter ones. I find it very hard to find nice fabrics here in the UK and it's so hard buying online when you can't see the drape of the fabric! I wish linen wasn't so expensive as I adore it.
Anyway, I'm so excited to be here and get sharing and making! I hope everyone is managing to stay safe and well X