Shihar: I am fortunate to be designing & creating clothes since 2001. Originally a sculptress and a performance artist trained in Fine Arts in London ( Camberwell college of art & design), through the experimental multimedia art in Jerusalem (School of visual theatre)
I am inspired by architecture, nature, origami, Zinas, folklore costumes merging eastern lines with modern cuts, An internal hybrid of my English and Mediterranean culture.
A trip to India revealed to me the magical world of fabric. Initially by sketching locals munks and nuns, discovering the rich nature of fabric, with It’s folds drapes and crinkles.
From there on I started designing my personal clothes, and shortly after, on demand from my surroundings, I began creating for other wonderful women.
13threads: Although born and raised in Scotland, I have also been incredibly lucky to have lived, worked and studied in Los Angeles, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco and Zurich. Now back living in Edinburgh I have the opportunity to focus my passion for sewing and design into a full-time job. (Ok I need to revise this bit. As a mother of two, my ‘passion for design and sewing’ are moments grabbed between the school run, their social life and my need to have the occasional morning coffee with friends).
Lots of things inspire me but I am especially interested in the history and design of fashion, traditional costumes and textiles. I like to mix the old with the new to create something a little bit different and special. Many of my pieces are one-of-a-kind or limited editions and are all designed, cut and stitched by me in my room with a beautiful view of the castle.
I just love lazy Sunday afternoons. I usually sleep in just a little bit later than usual, treat myself to a healthy breakfast, and lounge around in my pajamas reading a book, singing along to Hawaiian music on the radio or catching up on my favorite blogs. It always feels so indulgent to set aside my chores, and just let the rest of the world continue on its busy way.
A cute (and comfortable!) pair of pajamas always make my lazy Sunday afternoons that much more enjoyable. This ruffled chemise from Sandmaiden Sleepwear is made with an organic cotton/rayon blend that has just a little bit of stretch to it, the perfect fabric for lounging around. You can customize your chemise by choosing from twelve fabric colors and six lace colors. I think the rose colored fabric with navy blue lace would be just beautiful, although I really love the ochre color featured on the model for fall.
If you prefer to lounge in pajama pants, Lorigami creates cute and comfortable cropped pajama bottoms from vintage material. I just love the cheery yellow gingham fabric and satin trim on this pair. Add your favorite worn-in t-shirt and settle in for some relaxation.
Sometimes a girl needs to treat herself to a little bit of lace. This blue lace sleepwear set from Little Sister Lucy is sexy enough to make you feel special, but comfortable enough to lounge in all day. I just love pink velvet trim and the little sprinkling of sequins around the neckline, what a beautiful touch!
Well, I know what I’m going to be doing this weekend. I hope you too will take the time to treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon, and some cute pajamas!
**Created by tastes orangey, the beautiful image featured at the top of this post is a print of an original painting and features a stitched border.**
Revisiting whichgoose nearly 3 years later reveals stunning new bridal flowers, veil accessories, and other gorgeous details for your wedding.
The World of Whichgoose
Whichgoose is my own quirky little world that wants only to be beautiful and happy .. with pretty pinks and pastels … vintage flowers and keys.
My name is Emily, and I try to create a place where you can find these unique things that make YOUR world a bit happier.
I started Whichgoose in February of 2008 and have since quit my day job to make pretty things full-time.
I am the sole designer and creator of everything for sale. (Except for a few vintage treasures dotted about.)
I ship everything myself from my home studio.
Though it’s not always the easiest life, I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Above all, I’m super thankful for every single purchase because it allows me to continue with my Etsy journey.
Catch these wonderful creations at Bob n Stitch.
Bio: When I was about five I would watch my mother make my Barbie Doll clothes from the scraps from her own dresses. Later I watched her make these long and beautiful gowns. Then she taught me to sew. Sewing was wonderful and frustrating at the same time. After many years of sewing the perfect way I now have given myself the freedom to draw outside the lines. With that new found freedom a new love has appeared and new and edgy work has been created.