Pellon: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Giselle: Sci-fi/fantasy, video games and Alexander McQueen.
P: What does your creative process entail?
G: My creative process usually starts when I am going to bed. I close my eyes and tell my brain to do it’s magic and it works! I write down my ideas, and awake refreshed and excited about starting a new project.
P: Why do you enjoy sewing/crafting/quilting?
G: It’s relaxing and I actually truly enjoy the process even though it can be painfully slow at times. With every project, I learn new techniques and new ways to do old things.
P: Do you create mainly for satisfaction, gifts, art or another reason?
P: What tips or tricks learned through experience can you share?
G: Be patient; take the time to do things right. A project with perfect end results will inspire you and give you the confidence to keep sewing and tackling new and more complicated projects.
P: When and why did you start sewing/quilting/crafting?
G: I was born into it! I made paper dolls as a kid, my mother went to F.I.T. and my grandmother was a pattern making teacher there.
P: What inspires you to start a project?
G: I’m constantly thinking about making new things. When I get stuck I go to the local book shop and seek out the most obscure magazine I can find. They don’t necessarily have to be fashion magazines, but they have to strike my creative cord just right.
This is a very easy skirt that can be tweaked and embellished. Add pockets, make it mini, or apply lace to the bottom. The possibilities are endless. It wears best right around or above the belly button because of its lightly gathered and straight shape. Keep this is mind when measuring the waist. Sample used Brandon Mably Shell Scape, 44” wide.Read more