I have never bought a black fabric!
I am from the French Caribbean island of Martinique and I have settled in London in 2000. The blue sky, the lush greens and the vibrant colours of my island have stayed with me and influence my textile choices and fashion sense.
Dress making, Art and Craft
My name is Ghislaine, a series 4 “Great British Sewing Bee” contestant. I have a passion for textiles with a meaning and for dressmaking. I grew up in a highly creative family: a professional seamstress, a milliner and a cartoonist. My mum, a keen amateur seamstress herself, dressed us all: sister, brother and dad.
Where and when it all started?
Cross-stitching was my first love as a kid and I have lost count on the number of table cloths, baby towels, Christmas and birthday cards I have made. It took me some time before I moved onto sewing and now textiles. Textiles influence my mood, what I make and my fashion.
Why this blog?
I couldn’t be prouder and happier to share my journey with you, and show you what I am made of, what fashion means to me. I can guarantee that if someone else has bought the same fabric as you, no one else has the same garment and that’s where individuality comes in.
Choosing colourful fabric with Ghislaine
Have you ever considered buying colourful fabric? Are you scared of certain colours thinking they won’t be suitable for you or your customers?
I can help!
I love colourful prints! Born and raised in the Caribbean, I naturally wear and chose colourful fabric. From flowers to geometric and plain, I got colours and patterns… it’s in my blood.
I’ll take you to my favourite 2 shops in London and guide you through the process of choosing colourful fabric.
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