Remember this post a week or two ago on Inspiration for the Sewaholic? In this post, I rounded up a bunch of inspiring links, including the True Up article on Dotty Logic, a brand-new line of digital printed fabric on organic cotton.
Well, it’s a small world after all! Jasonda saw my comment on the True Up post, visited my blog… then contacted me and suggested we get together for a collaboration. I was thrilled, flattered, and really excited to meet her!
We’re both local Vancouver creative minds – so of course we instantly clicked when we met! Many of my work colleagues and friends don’t sew, or aren’t into creative pursuits. It was wonderful to talk with someone passionate about art, design and of course, sewing!
On to the good stuff – the project! Jasonda recently launched her new line, Dotty Logic, and wanted to team up with a local blogger (that’s me!) to sew up a garment in one of her lovely prints. I’d write about the process and the fabric, and post the finished garment on my blog. And then, we’d sell the item and donate the proceeds to charity!
It’s a win-win-win situation. I get to work on a fun project with someone I really admire, send some attention and traffic to her store, and support a well-deserving charity!
I picked Dress for Success as our charity, it’s such an amazing cause and helps so many local women succeed in the workplace. Did you know there are over 200 volunteers working for Dress for Success in Vancouver, yet only four staff members? It’s a very well-run organization and I love being a part of it. And the difference a well-cut suit makes… well, we who sew know how much it can improve your confidence wearing tailored clothes, and feeling good about the way you’re presenting yourself!
Jasonda and I met over coffee and before we knew it, we’d spent over two hours chatting away! She gave me the fabric and we decided on a style, plus I got to hear about fabric design and what inspires her! Please check out her beautiful designs in her Etsy store (all of the photos link to her store listings!)
Stay tuned for the final skirt, to be revealed next week!