This year, I wanted to step up my designing and sewing skills and present at least 4 pieces to the fashion show associated with Somerville Open Studios. I used the opportunity to get over my lack of confidence as a sewist. I’m primarily a surface pattern designer, but couture and costuming has always fascinated me. Collaborating with fellow artist and Open Studios partner, Linda Jung of Studio Chartreux, we created six outfits. Once again, the experience, the other designers and models, and all of the technical folks involved, were great.
Special thanks to models Honey Pie and Goddamn Glenn, Kristina Kehrer, Linda Viens, Mary Greenfield, Sean O’Brien and Linda Jung. I even strutted down the runway, wearing one of my new maximal skater skirts. A joyous and empowering experience in itself.
Photos by Ron Newman for Somerville Open Studios.
See the Collection and purchase the designs on a variety of substrates at Spoonflower.
What a whirlwind. Thanks to everyone who came by to check out my latest work and the gorgeous art from Linda Jung and Lisa Phillips Markham. I set a huge challenge for myself creating the outfits for the fashion show and items for SOS. I no longer dread the sewing machine. ?? Feeling good but exhausted.
I have been creating surface designs for many years. Many of my designs can be purchased on fabric and wallpaper at my Spoonflower shop
You can also find my fabrics for sale on pillows, bedding, tablecloths, dish towels and more at my Roostery shop. (Contact me with special requests, or if you’re looking for a particular design. Roostery is not an easy site to navigate and some patterns may show that are not suitable for the automatically generated mockups. However, Roostery’s products are handmade and good quality.)
New fun fashion shop opening soon. Custom made designs and products from Eleanor Ramsay Design.