Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Almost Over

It's a busy, joyful, exhausting, and thrilling time. And there is never enough time. I'm graduating in a couple weeks and it makes my heart thump to realize that. Where did the years go?

I made my senior collection and it has been a wild ride. I have loved (almost) every second of creating these garments with my hands. I got to do all my favorite things -- hand tailoring, knitting, embroidery, welt pockets, fussy details, pressing soft wool (and cashmere!), and hand sewing my little heart out. I also got to do new things: sewing with fur and leather, knitting intarsia, knitting bulky yarns on my machine, and bag making. Learning new techniques is just as fun as executing ones I already know!

Our fashion show is this week, Thursday and Saturday. I am so thrilled to watch my beautiful girls walk down the runway wearing what I made, but to be honest, my real joy has come from the process of designing and making these things. I wanted these clothes to capture a feeling -- to be cherish-able clothes, something loved for years, the favorite piece in your closet, something that becomes a signature. And even if it's somewhat indescribable, these clothes do that for me. I poured so much passion into making this collection, so as rewarding as the end result is, the process has been infinitely more so.


  1. Ohhh, so excited!!!! These sneak peeks are almost killer for some of us! We are so proud of you and all that you have done, Addie. And if You think it has gone by fast......
    Love you--see you soon!

  2. Congrats! Looking forward to seeing you and seeing the clothes in (on?) person. It's been such fun to follow along.

    And that bag...perfect!



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