I am excited to have Taylor from Blueprints for Sewing on the show today to chat about her journey into designing clothing patterns. She has such a sense of style and really puts a lot of thought into her patterns and fabric choices. I have her Geodesic top, the longer version, and A-Frame skirt, version 1, printed out to make as soon as I can get market sewing finished. Taylor teaches classes in her hometown of Boston and if you are near you should totally look into taking one. I wish I were near because I love the thought and time Taylor puts into each project she works on. You will hear the love she has for teaching others to make garments they will love to wear. I love a designer that really thinks about what the maker would feel great wearing on a daily basis. I think it is so cool that so many of her patterns combine garments with patchwork elements. I just can’t wait to experiment with the pockets on the A-frame Skirt maybe adding a peak of my favorite fabric I have been hoarding. And the Geodesic I think will be perfect for using up some coveted fat quarters. I can’t wait to experiment.
I met Taylor walking out of Quiltcon in Savannah on the last day I was there. I was chatting with Suzy, from Suzy Quilts, and noticed the woman walking in front of us in a cute outfit. I could tell it was handmade because I saw some fabrics I recognized. Her geodesic pattern is perfect for mixing different fabrics in a patchwork style. I, of course, introduced myself and asked her what patterns she was wearing. She replied it was her own patterns and gave me her business card. Two or three other people that were near commented that they loved her outfit as well and wanted a business card. Suzy laughed and said only when I am with Stephanie do things like this happen. I don’t mind stopping someone I don’t know to find out what they are wearing or ask them a question. I think Suzy secretly loves it but she did say she feels like my kids must when I can’t stop talking to a friend. My girls have a joke that I say I am going to leave and they make me promise to not talk to another person but it never works. I feel like Quiltcon is only attended by people who get my insane love of sewing and fabric. It is a safe zone for me and it should be for you too. So I try to talk to all of the people. They happen to be walking around with threads on their clothes as well. I love it and I love the sewing community.
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Take a class with Taylor if you are in the Boston, Mass area