Holiday Heap

In just under a week, I will be showing my designs at the Holiday Heap craft fair in Baltimore.  I've always been impressed with the handiwork at this event, so I'm really flattered to have been included.  Check out the Charm City Craft Mafia blog for more info on the vendors, including an interview from me!

This is the first time I have been involved in a craft fair, and it is the first time that I have sewn my designs in batches, rather than one-at-a-time.  The resulting twelve-plus hour sewing days have allowed me to perfect my techniques just a little more and to get to know the fabric and designs a bit better.  I have enjoyed experiencing the feeling of my hands moving automatically, without requiring that extra moment to decide if I'm putting something together correctly while preparing the fabric for cutting and the seams for sewing and pressing.

I will have a few men's shirt designs available in standard sizes, ranging from 36"-44" chest.  In case I sell out of a particular size, I also made each size out of muslin, so that people can try these on to gauge their size for standard or custom orders.  I am hoping that I will leave the Holiday Heap with a better understanding of how my standard sizes fit across a wide range of bodies.

No matter how it goes, I know I will learn a lot.  I've already benefited through the preparation process--it has made my goals seem more tangible, and turned my vision into a practice.

If your are in Baltimore I would love to see you there!

December 3rd, 2011 - 10am to 5pm
2640 St Paul Street
Baltimore MD 21218
(inside St John's Church)