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Launch of a Collection

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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Food + Art = The Carnegie

Food travels a journey most people don’t realize. From the warm straw nest constructed by a mother hen we notice the ambiance and simplicity of nature’s most precious gift: food. We then cut back on all the complexities of this food to a manufacturing process by simply presenting that milky, brown chicken egg as the quiche we just baked, the omelette we ordered, or the scrambled heap of yellow fluff we worked haphazardly to whip up. However, there is more to this journey than what we tend to believe. Food undergoes the greatest of adventures as it crosses paths both natural and man-made.

How does one present this beautiful cycle? Art of course!

For ten years Carnegie Hall, in Kentucky, has proudly hosted a beautiful evening gala to commemorate the interactive environment between the culture of food and art through the showcasing of creations of some of the Tri-state’s top chefs as well as local artists. By displaying that food and art work together in telling stories and give rise to community; we as a people grow in appreciation for the way we taste, visualize, and smell food.

Farm to Gallery, was this year’s theme for the event, and Cut And Sewn eagerly jumped in with a wonderful set of ideas to represent not only our business’s craft but whimsical yet professional nature as well. Our sample room works on the basis of fashion but as an event that spills forth character planning; we decided to take a different route by entering the realm of costume design and development for this particular evening affair. After many long hours of ruffling fabric, draping heavy knits, and attaching prop pieces, the Cut And Sewn team created a twin set of Bumbling Bees, a gardening dress for a Miss Beekeeper, and finally a bountiful display for the Merry Milkmaid.

The mini collection we fabricated received wonderful feedback and appreciation on the night of the Carnegie reception and we had grown in experience with combining the artistic realms of edibles, fantasy costuming, and forward thinking fashions. A night my team members and I certainly will not forget!

Until next time –  Be Bold. Be Inspired,

Nathan at Cut And Sewn

Intern On The Job

Hello!

My name is Nathan Haberthy and I am currently a sophomore student studying Fashion Design at the prestigious Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) program at the University of Cincinnati. Cut And Sewn, the atelier manufacturer and sheer force behind this blog, recently hired me at the beginning of 2016 as an intern designer this spring. Therefore I thought it only necessary to introduce myself considering I’ll be one of the many voices to guide up coming posts and fashion news regarding our collection as well as popular brands or industry topics over this spring.

As a fashion enthusiast and beginner in the design field I am always on the hunt for what fulfills the growing hunger of “the new” while holding roots reminiscent of our past. The realm of avant garde tends to abduct my own aesthetic when combined with the glamour that mixes modern with the extravagant couture world.

Besides going on about some of my favorite designers I think it’s interesting to talk about one of my biggest inspirations and how it works accordingly with my other colleagues at Cut And Sewn. The thing that truly opens my eyes not only to pop culture influences as well as fashion telling a story is actually the drag scene. Drag, for those who do not know, is a theatrical art manifestation in the performance realm whereby a man typically dresses up in opposite gender role costume for entertainment purposes. This I find highly interesting considering today it has been capitalized upon in movies and club scenes with flashy costumes and character displays but mainly because history has taught us either through Greeks, Romans, and throughout European past that men were only allowed to play woman roles when telling stories. When looking at the bigger picture, this source of entertainment and creativity, takes fashion to a whole new level by speaking to femininity, storytelling, and turning the average soft good materials into something extraordinary!

How does this tie into my internship!? Easily! The Cut And Sewn team focuses on turning over fashion from old to new and by reversing the process from new to old; in other words transforming classics into modernity and the trending future into vintage pieces. As a designer I am excited about my journey alongside well-grounded individuals who know how to manipulate their ideas into what the public might find attractive. Fashion is a force and can take root anywhere; even from the novelty of drag!

Until next time – Be Bold. Be Inspired,

Nathan at Cut And Sewn

My summer of making art.

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.

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When the huge quilts were finished and installed in the museum they looked like this:

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