Adding your own character

January is completed, well done everyone.
This week I got back to London, tided the studio and made a colossal to do list. Over the coming months I'm going to be working on our extended size range, some new designs as well as filming some more online workshops. 
For this weeks inspiration board I thought I'd expand on the usual 'one image per garment' and delve in a little deeper. There are some really nice ideas here, none of which I take credit for but as always it's so good to collate from a creative and engaged community.
Onwards into 2022... 
Emily made this incredible matching set of the Over Shirt & Worker Trousers. I love the attention to detail with her sketches, notes and designing different shaped pockets. It's such a great way to personalise a garment and patch pockets are an easy pattern piece to design and adapt.
Along with the amazing sketches, I was very happy to see this incredible stitching around the fly - absolute perfection!
This section is a tricky area to sew, but perfectly achievable. If you're a little unsure, our online workshop will take you through this process with slow and detailed guidance.
Yes this is a picture of Timothée Chalamet. I'm 3 years late to the party...
I saw this picture of him wearing Haider Ackermann and thought the trousers looked very similar to our Worker Trousers in shape, but with an added front pleat. I instantly wanted to make a pair with a pleat like this. (Continued below...)
So you'll imagine my surprise when a couple of days later Nisan posted these pictures of her incredible pleated hack of the Worker Trousers. This is Nisan's third pair and they look fantastic!
I'm very much looking forward to adding a pleat to a light canvas pair for summer. I think the extra volume around the leg will work really well with a soft, breathable cotton twill. When I get round to making them I'll do a mini tutorial on how to add a pleat to your pattern.
And before I go, this was an outfit I wore this week with a few notes to mention:
- Firstly, the shirt is the Unisex Shirt cut which is available to buy online.
- Secondly, the paisley fabric is 100% organic cotton and block printed using natural dyes. It's currently on it's way to the UK as part of a batch of new fabrics which will be coming soon
- And finally, the trousers are our the new Daphne Trouser which is now available as a pdf pattern!