by Judy Dewsbery
I started sewing again after a break of about 20 years; I took up my scissors and dusted off the machine because I love making, rather than having rekindled any connection to fashion. I don't understand fashion!!
This process began three years ago with an exhibition put on here at the Beacon with my daughter, my sister, and her daughter. The theme was 'Relative Heroines'. I chose American designer Claire McCardell who was active in the 1930s, '40s and 50's, being one of the first truly American designers by not taking her lead from Paris due to the war. She designed clothes using workwear fabrics – denim, cottons, knits – often simple garments and often modelled on the stand. My kind of designer.
Clothesline has evolved over the past 3 years. Belinda Cockburn has joined me, producing wearable clothes for real women in our studio on the ground floor of the Beacon. Everything is designed and sewn here, by us. Its what we do!
The clothes are available to peruse and buy by appointment or at one of our open events, as well as every Thursday between 7-9pm.
Call Judy on 01424 431305.
Follow the link below to watch the video of our debut show:
Take a look at the blog here
Photos by Andrew Parkinson