Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sew into Fashion, Lincoln

I was chuffed to be asked to attend a super fashion event at Lincoln's EPIC Centre last week. Not only did I have a stall selling vintage and contemporary Japanese fabrics, my kits and other goodies, but I was also asked to be the judge of the 'Japan' themed fashion collections!

This meant I got a front-row seat right at the end of the catwalk and could see the students' fabulous designs up close.

The winning schools received amazing Janome sewing machines, so it was important to judge them carefully. In the end, the final collection - featuring interpretations of Japanese street fashion and a back-flipping model - was a clear winner and thoroughly deserved their prize.

More images from the night can be found here (I was too busy judging to take pics!) http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2011/07/kids-sew-into-fashion-at-show/ 

It was also good to meet the lovely Mich from MyFuroshiki in person. We've each bought each other's goodies in the past, so it was nice to put a face to the name at last. Check out her Folksy shop for Japanese fabric gift-wrapping loveliness.


  1. Forgot to mention, 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' was also filming at the event, so look out for it in the next series!!!

  2. Hi,Katie. lovely to read how your business is prospering and read about your progress. Thought I would just let you knoew that I got my degree! My Oriental theme was very successful for me-if you would like to see some of those designs for card and gift they are mainly in the May section of my own blog (achewitt.blogspot.com). THANK YOU for being a lovely part the last year of my journey, wishing you even more success in the future Chris :-)