Hi! I am Lindsay.
I’ve always thought that clothes can tell stories.
In 2016 I embarked on a plan to see what was possible if I took full control of the story I wanted to tell. I would make as many of my clothes as possible. I knew absolutely NOTHING.
I’m not sure what made me start but I know that I have always had a strong desire to make things. I think this change was the result of many things. I was depressed in my career, living in an isolated population in Hawaii and a few years back I visited Guangzhou while on tour and really saw the consequences of fast fashion. Perhaps a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
I ordered a $70 sewing machine from amazon. I dove into Made to Sew’s video library and learned as much as possible. A few months later a serger from a tall dark and handsome man showed up on my door step and I was unstoppable.
Emboldened with knowledge of how clothes are made, I have found that this journey has made me a more thoughtful person in terms of everything I consume. I am passionate about having my makes and practices be as sustainable as possible. I have an interest in making sure my materials are ethical and low impact. I don’t always get it right, but I do try.
When I am not sewing, I am a classical musician.
While this is mostly a sewing blog I respect other designers, makers and companies too much to not include them. So, these are the stories of my clothes, both me made and otherwise.
If you like what you see, follow me on instagram @woventales_