Cut And Sewn has always been an in-store atelier where clients bring ideas that we design, pattern, and manufacture into reality. However, we wanted to open our doors to more than just customer ideas but ideas about fashion in general. We wanted to launch an in-house brand than encapsulated our beliefs, our insights, the story of Mildred (our fictional ambiance) and the fun charismatic emotions Cut And Sewn brings to the world. Hence, our first collection ROSWELL was born!
A spring collection which nods to the Western Americana visions embedded in the era of the 1940’s. Roswell, New Mexico was known mostly through myths and accounts of frequent visitations from alien life forms and UFOs; however, there’s more to Roswell than mystery and innuendo. Mildred, the pure presence of adventure and the innovative essence of Cut And Sewn, has been called to take on a daring trek across Route 66 in search of the “key item” that will fulfill her prized antique collections. With simple basics and intricately designed dresses and tops full of neutrals and pops of color, ROSWELL is going to make one vivid statement on redesigned comebacks from that past that you don’t want to miss! All eyes, from the desert to the skies, will be on you!
We worked diligently working 12 hour days to produce garments and sketch ideas that would make it beyond our atelier’s walls but to the online community as well. Today marks the launch of our online shop. Although it may only be a sample and not the entirety of the collection, we are hoping to broaden our horizons as well as yours. We could not be any happier and wish that society will look at clothing more as wearable art than just another “mall needing” experience.
Check it Out: http://jenifer-sult.squarespace.com/online-shop/
Be Bold. Be Inspired.
Nathan at Cut And Sewn
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Tagged accessory, art, Cincinnati, design, fashion design, northside, online, pattern making, roswell, sewing, shop, shopping, skirt, small business, spring, store, summer
This summer I took a big journey into creating art.
I was invited to help with the construction of a Memory quilt for the Contemporary Arts Center‘s 75th annaverary by the amazing Pam Kravetz.
She asked me to make quilt portraits of the members of my family to replicate the work of JR who’s portraits of citizens of Cincinnati cover the walls of the museum.
I had never done anything like this before and I was terrified and excited to try it.
First, I took pictures of my family and myself and using photoshop I applyied a grid over them and applyed the painter filter.
I printed out full size copies of the photos and used the paper piecing quilting method to lay out the image. Then I stitched around every piece of fabric to quilt all the layers together.
The quilts are large, 35″ X 50″ and it took about 30 hours to finish each one.
When the huge quilts were finished and installed in the museum they looked like this:
Earlier this year I sold on of my vintage linen sleep masks from my Etsy store.
The purchaser asked me to ship it as soon as possible because it was going to be used in a TV show. I figured it was a local show and sent the mask off without another thought about it.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when my daughter and I sat down to watch one of our favorite shows together. My daughter loves horror movies and zombie flicks so of course she loves American Horror Story. Coven was our favorite season so far and we even bought matching black hats so we could feel a bit witchy.
So this season starts and it is SCARY. I almost can’t handle it. I have this problem where I empathize with fictional characters way too much. So I’m watching episode 2 and hiding my eyes and cringing when all of a sudden I jump off the couch “that’s my eye mask!”
One half of Sarah Paulson’s character is trying to sleep while her other half is trying to have a conversation and she is wearing, you guessed it, my sleep mask that I shipped off weeks ago and forgot all about.
My daughter was thrilled to think that something I made was in such close proximity to Evan Peters and I was pretty excited to see my work somewhere so unexpected. Their costume people must spend an enormous amount of time looking for unique items that can fit in with the time period. That sounds like a fun job doesn’t it?
…and I am going to keep watching this season even if my eyes are closed sometimes!
My wall of Patterns and my doll necklace. Starting to run out of room here again.
I wear my headless doll necklace when I need to be reminded to stay focused, stay true to me.
A stack of fall hats waiting to be run through the serger. Shades of fall, white, blue, gray and brown.
A stack of done hats ready for labels, photos and posting to Etsy. This part takes longer than making them!
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Tagged beanie hats, design, doll necklace, fall hats, fashion design, fashion designer at work, handmade hats, patchwork, patterns, studio
My super talented friend Margot Madison designed these amazing new business cards for me. They are so lovely. I am really NOT a graphic designer and I just couldn’t figure out how to get great business cards, so I asked for help and the results were perfect. I have finally learned the lesson to get help with the things that are just not in my skill set.