Saturday, 17 May 2014

THE FASHION: WITCHIE STITCHIE


If like me you are a dress kinda gal, then you are going to love GGMH's Leopard Print Advertiser for the month of May!

Witchie Stitchie is a brand that creates handmade, one of a kind dresses that are customisable to get your ready for any occasion, from prom to grad ball.

Two of my favourite dresses are The Newspaper Print Dress - How apt I thought for a budding journalist!
Not only is the design unique but it is also super flattering when worn.

And the most figure flattering dress for any dress size or shape..
I took five minutes to chat to Karen the lovely lady behind Witchie Stitchie to find out more about the brand.

H: What inspired you to start 'Witchie Stitchie?'
K: After being in fashion all my life I thought it was time to step outside my comfort zone and go it alone. I love to wear one-off fashion so that's why I decided to only make a few of each dress.
The thought of someone wearing the same dress as me is my idea of a nightmare!

H:What was the idea behind the name 'Witchie Stitchie?'
K: My niece called me Witchie when she was a baby and the name just stuck - now she's 10 and still calling me it along with most other people. I think of myself as Glinda the good witch - most of the time anyway.

H:Which is your favourite dress to design?
K: The dress I was most excited about making was 'The Vegas Dress' because I am a big Elvis fan, sad I know! The Carrieanne Dress' was fun to design because I was looking for a dress that fits all shapes and sizes and still looks fantastic. It's such an easy dress to wear, a great holiday dress.

H:What are you working on at the moment?
K:At the moment I am working on one-off belt designs, they will be available mid-late June so watch this space.

H: What is your favourite part of the design process?
K: I love sourcing the material, that's where I get my inspiration from for the whole design process. I am a perfectionist so I have a real attention to detail and every dress is made with all of my passion and care.

H: What advice would you give to any budding dress designers out there?
K: I know it's a cliche, but never give up on your dream no matter how long it takes to get there. I am 50 next year and still learning and working towards my dreams. I could design from being very young, but having worked for a large company, I never learnt to sew so that has been a recent adventure. 

Head over to the Witchie Stitchie online store to see Karen's beautiful and unique designs.
As you are all my fabulous readers Karen has treated you all to 10% discount:
Just use the code HOLLY10 at the checkout.

You can also follow the brand on Twitter: @witchiestitchie
and on Facebook HERE



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