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Make It New

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I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for vintage sewing machines. The first machine I ever sewed on was vintage. When I was ten years old, I found one at a yard sale that I bought with my allowance and used throughout my childhood. My friend recently brought this machine to my shop for me to use in my work and it’s quickly becoming a favorite. This vintage machine, made by Kenmore Appliances, will live now in our design room to make samples of new products. IMG_1851

Scott Tracy x Hello Kitty

This week I got a request for the most unusual sewing job I’ve ever had. Based on a tattoo his girlfriend has, a client needed a Scott Tracy outfit made for a Hello Kitty doll. Scott Tracy is a fictional character from the TV series Thunderbirds, which I had never heard of but was happy to take on the job. I’ve never made an outfit for a Hello Kitty doll; while I always enjoyed making clothes for my Barbies when I was younger, apparel for dolls is not exactly my forte. Hello Kitty’s proportions are fairly strange, which posed some interesting problems to be solved. It’s safe to say that this is one of the most unique jobs I’ve ever done, and I enjoyed the change in pace.

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Scott Tracy

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Cut and Sewn Has a New Space!

After years of working out of my home, I’ve finally expanded to a workspace dedicated solely to my business. This exciting change is going to allow me to be more productive than ever. The space that I’m renting will function primarily as a workspace for my interns and I to sew and design, and on special occasions will be open to the public. I plan to open the storefront for Northside’s Second Saturdays, as a gallery and shop for my work and the work of other local artists. It’s been a long process of of moving in and reorganizing, while still trying to get our jobs done, but the place is really starting to get into shape. I am so glad to finally have all the space I need to do my work, and I can’t wait to open to the public!

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