I'm usually the last one to know about just about everything so maybe Wikstenmade isn't news to you but I just discovered it last week (thanks to StrikeMatch). Wikstenmade is a simple but thoughtful line of handmade clothing churned out by one woman show, Jenny Gordy. She does everything from designing and sewing each piece to selling her wares in her own online store. Each piece has just the right amount of details with buttons, tabs, pintucking and pleating in all the right places. Her new Fall line is up in her store right now but doesn’t go on sale until tomorrow. If you see something you like make sure you snatch it up fast. I hear they go pretty quickly. While the pieces are unfortunately out of my price range I find it so inspiring to see someone living out a dream and making her own way. It’s so important to support independent businesses when you can.
She also has a blog that is a must read where she documents everything from her design inspirations, her shopping adventures and her own personal style. She even gives helpful sewing tutorials for those inclined to try their own DIY wardrobe. It’s definitely lighting a fire under me to break out the patterns and try sewing from scratch again.