We have all the heart eyes for the vintage inspired clothing made by Kristin, the seamstress behind Lemon Yellow Dress. Her choice of patterns and fabric are fresh, fun and never boring! Customers like Kristin keep us inspired to create and not be afraid to take a chance with a funky fabric or new pattern. We’re happy to provide Lemon Yellow Dress with labels and thrilled she chose Wunderlabel!
Introducing Lemon Yellow Dress!
Tell us about Lemon Yellow Dress. How did you get started with sewing?
My mom taught me how to sew when I was in elementary school. I spent many hours making scrunchies in middle school & funky clothing in High School (breaking my mom’s poor machine along the way!). I bought my first machine with a tax return from working at the mall. I stopped sewing when I went off to college and didn’t really pick it back up until about 3 years ago. At the time, my main focus was being a mom to my young kids. I really needed something to de-stress, an activity that I had for myself. Sewing became that activity & has since become my much needed “me” time. I started off by sewing dresses for my daughter ( she NEEDED a rocket dress!) and then dresses and skirts for myself. I also really enjoy making bags and purses on occasion. My sewing machines and pattern stash have become my favorite possessions.
What made you take the next step and start sewing clothing?
I needed all the dresses! After digging back into the sewing world, I realized how much amazing fabric & patterns were out there. I also really enjoy making dresses for my daughter, she still really appreciates them at almost 8 years old. I hope she never wants me to stop! I recently started selling some pieces to friends, it feels really good to see them wearing my creations.
What keeps you inspired to create?
I find inspiration from mid-century sewing patterns, especially dresses. Sewing for myself has enabled me to have a custom fit that I would not get from a store bought garment, and it’s addictive. I wear dresses daily so there is always room for more! I also teach High School Fashion Design, so I am always looking to vintage apparel for design and construction techniques. I recently looked to vintage inspired wedding gowns to create a 10th anniversary dress for myself. The dress took many weeks to plan & make, but it was such an amazing experience to take an idea and transform it into the perfect dress for me. I love picking up new techniques along the way to push my skills further.
Why did you choose to label your handmade items?
I remember my mom having sewing labels with her name on them when I was a kid. I always thought it was a lovely finishing touch, makes the garment look professional and uniquely yours. Now I put labels in all my creations!
Thanks for sharing Kristin!