02 September 2008

Wikstenmade

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.

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13 comments:

Merily said...

Oh, I really like these clothes. They are so simple and yet so interesting and neat.

Effie said...

we are one the same wavelength again!! I was just looking through her blog and new clothing line this morning!! I realllly love that red dress...
oh and you should check out her flickr stream too!!

Effie said...

ohh nevermind about that flickr thing, she has a link posted on her blog already!

Sally Jane said...

Yes! That red dress is just perfect. I love the understated sailor collar. It's just the right amount of "sailor" without looking costumey. :)

melly said...

The red dress has got to be my favourite of the collection. Plus she collaborated with a good friend, i think they made magic together.

Imelda said...

The first two pieces look amazing!

Zoƫ said...

interesting! I love the red shirt

The Stylish Wanderer said...

Oh they look lovely.


BTW, LINKED YOU LADY,
<3 the blog.

beccajanie said...

those clothes are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

mona said...

Very pretty! What a wonderful collection!

Nita-Karoliina said...

oh, i so like those, comfy comfy looking!

StrikeMatch said...

Yay! Wiksten cheerleaders unite!

ambika said...

Oh yes, I love her site! Her flickr is awesome, too.