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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Honour Your Wild - The Lookbook

Have you been to the shop and had a peek at all of the new new from the brand new Honour Your Wild collection yet? If not, what are you waiting for? And if you did, tell me what your favourites are!

As I mentioned in my last blog post, we worked with Alex from State of Love and Trust again for this photoshoot for the Honour Your Wild collection. I say again because we worked with her on our last collection of 2018 - Woman Rising - and in our first ever collection shoot way back in 2017 for the Coven of Mothers collection.

Al is not only one bomb*ss photographer, but she is a total babe in general. I honestly feel #blessed to have her in my life, on both a professional and personal level. She's become a true soul sister.  Her photography aesthetic pairs perfectly with the vibe that we aim for, and each time we shoot together the photos literally blow my mind. Here's a collection of some of my favourites:



Honour Your Wild collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew


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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Honour Your Wild - New Collection Live NOW!

Hey Pals!

I am so pleased to announce that our newest collection - Honour Your Wild - is now LIVE in the shop and available to purchase!

We have brand new swimwear for 2019. New bikini styles and a brand new swimsuit style too. We also have some brand new lingerie pieces to feast your eyes on.

I am so, so happy with the Honour Your Wild Collection. We've been working away for months and months. So many planning meetings, fabric sourcing hours and designing days have been put into this, and you know, I think it really shows. It's our most complete and cohesive collection to date and I'm super proud of it.

Once again we have worked with the phenomenal Alex from State of Love and Trust for the photoshoot for this collection (I'll be sharing some more about the shoot in another post). We also had the total babe that is Lauren from Dilan and Me who came over for the shoot and also took some photos.

I'll be going into more detail and shedding more light on the collection and the photoshoot in some upcoming blog posts, but for now I urge you to go and check out the Honour Your Wild collection in the shop and lemme know what you think.

Honour Your Wild. Issa VIBE!

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

Honour Your Wild Collection by Lucky Sew and Sew

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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Black Friday Musings (with a thank you)

This is pretty last minute, because to be completely honest I have been in two minds about the whole Black Friday/Cyber Week thing for a while.

It's not easy for small businesses to run sales and offer huge discounts like the big businesses out there, especially around festive periods. And to be truthful, I don't really want to contribute to the consumer mindset that takes over around these big sale events, and I don't want to liken my business to fast fashion or the throw-away culture that's prevalent throughout the holiday period.

That being said, I also recognise that without my customers buying from me, I wouldn't be able to run my business at all. And so I feel a 'thank you' is necessary and appropriate.

If you head to the shop anytime over the weekend, you'll find that there's currently 10% off and free shipping on all orders over £20.

Hopefully you can take advantage of this and treat yourself to something you've had your eye on for a while or perhaps tick a few gifts off of somebody else's Christmas list. But ultimately, please consume consciously and try not to get too sucked in to the sale madness this weekend.

Big Love,
Carly xoxo

Cecily Lingerie set and hand painted leather jacket by Lucky Sew and Sew.Photo by ALex @ State of Love and Trust photography.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

I've Joined the Minerva Crafts Bloggers Network!

I'm hella excited to say that I am now a member of the Minerva Crafts Blogger network! Not gonna lie, it's been a little personal sewing goal of mine for ages to join the blogger team and when I got the offer to finally join a few months ago I was over the moon. I mean, I was neck deep in finalising the designs for the Woman Rising collection and unsure how I would find the time, but always determined (and stubborn) I'm pleased to say I've made it work.

You can now catch me over on the Miverva Crafts blog every 3rd Monday of the month with a new make to share with you. For now, here's my debut for October - a sparkly velvet body suit which is a pattern by simplicity - Simplicity 8513 and of course with amazing fabric supplied by Minerva.

I styled my swanky new bodysuit with some black linen Style Arc Tully Pants and I'm lovin' this vibe.

Click here to head over to the Minerva blog and read all about this make, and keep your eyes peeled for my November make coming soon!

Black Sparkly Velvet Body suit (Simplicity 8513) by Lucky Sew and Sew for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

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Monday, 12 November 2018

Woman Rising Collection Drop 2 - The Accessories

I am SUPER excited to have launched the second drop of our Woman Rising collection this past weekend. The second drop is 'the accessories'. I surprisingly managed to keep these a secret the whole time I'd been planning this collection, which is pretty incredible because there have been countless times that I've been desperate to share what I'd been working on.

I had initially planned for the entire collection to be released all at the same time, but as I'm learning more and more each day, things often don't go according to plan in business (or life for that matter!). The pins took a lot longer to be produced than I had anticipated, and the prints were also delayed by almost a month. I didn't want to hold off on releasing the lingerie and so I decided that I'd have to split the Woman Rising into two parts. That's OK though, they're all here in time for Christmas!

So let me show you what's new...

Backpacks

We have had backpacks previously as part of our Coven of Mothers collection and they were so popular. Unfortunately the style of backpack that we used then have been discontinued by the manufacturer *sob* and so I had to source some new ones. I wanted a backpack that would be comfortable, practical, big enough to fit everything you need inside, and obviously come in my favourite colour - mustard! The new style of backpacks for this season are a more traditional style, but with curved, padded and adjustable straps, a padded back panel, a front zippered pocket and enough space inside to fit your entire life inside (your laptop/gym clothes/nappies and wipes/adventure supplies etc). We've also introduced a new colour way this season - airforce blue. I LOVE it. I've actually kept a blue one for myself! The backpacks have been embroidered in-house with the magical Woman Rising design which I designed myself and makes me feel powerful AF.

Mustard Woman Rising Backpack and Airforce Blue Woman Rising Beanie hat by Lucky Sew and Sew




Airforce Blue Woman Rising Backpack and Mustard Woman Rising Beanie hat by Lucky Sew and Sew



Beanies 

A brand new product for this season are our new beanie hats. They come in both mustard and airforce blue which coordinate with the backpacks perfectly, and these are also embroidered in-house with a simplified version of the signature Woman Rising design. We have also released a limited run of red beanie hats, which is embroidered with the 'Full of Fire' design which matches the Emma set, and the new print and pin. Love a bitta red.

Mustard Woman Rising Beanie hat by Lucky Sew and Sew


Airforce Blue Woman Rising Beanie hat by Lucky Sew and Sew


Full of Fire Beanie Hat by Lucky Sew and Sew


Prints 

When an idea for a collection is forming, I usually end up coming up with one or two main ideas that I work from. Woman Rising and Full of Fire are two themes that are featured throughout this collection. The Woman Rising print has the marble print on the background which is also the same print on the fabric on our Agnes and Ellinor bras in this collection. It's so beautiful! It has our main magical Woman Rising design printed over the marble background. The Full of Fire print is actually a line drawing of me! I think the Full of Fire print is really empowering and is my personal fave. They're printed on heavyweight recycled card and would make perfect Christmas gifts.

Woman Rising A5 Print by Lucky Sew and Sew


Full of Fire A5 print by Lucky Sew and Sew


Woman Rising and Full of Fire Prints by Lucky Sew and Sew


Pins 

You know I love a good enamel pin. We've done quite a few pin designs over the last couple of years and they're always really popular. I am super in love with both of the pins from this collection. I think they could be my favourite pins that we've ever designed. 

Woman Rising Enamel Pin by Lucky Sew and Sew


Full of Fire pin by Lucky Sew and Sew
The full Woman Rising Collection is now available to shop online, visit our shop to take a peek! 




Woman Rising - The Accessories by Lucky Sew and Sew


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Friday, 9 November 2018

Friends > Models

One of the biggest hurdles I face as the owner of an indie lingerie label, is making sure I am being inclusive and representative of all bodies in my work. When you run a small business you have limited resources and often little to no budget to work with. I don't send a suitcase full of my new designs off to a photographer who charges thousands of pounds and who has organised and styled a shoot full of professional models to shoot my pieces.

To be honest, I'm glad that we don't do that. That wouldn't be me at all. 

For the Woman Rising collection I got to shoot with my favourite photographer, and she just so happens to be my friend. Alex from State of Love and Trust photography is a total camera badass, and she just fucking gets me, ya know? We spent some time before the shoot pulling some images together on a joint pinterest board which made sure we were both on the same page. Which we were, of course. She's the best.

Like having the photographer of my dreams to work with wasn't enough, I also got the biggest babes in my life to agree to be in the shoot and I'm blessed enough to call all of them friends. 

These women. Different shapes. Different sizes. Different heights. Different bodies. Different is good. Different is needed.

Alex managed to capture over 250 amazing shots that day, and here are some of my favourite powerful shots that she captured of these women, of my friends.

I'm not as inclusive and representative as I'd like to be one day, but it's a bloody good start, and one I'm really proud of. 

We have not been airbrushed, retouched, or our bodies edited in any way. This is us. Raw and Powerful.

Helen - wearing Lucky Sew and Sew


Helen wearing Lucky Sew and Sew

Lizzie wearing Lucky Sew and Sew

Lizzie wearing Lucky Sew and Sew


Paula wearing Lucky Sew and Sew


Paula wearing Lucky Sew and Sew


Diane wearing Lucky Sew and Sewwww.etsy.com/shop/1luckysewandsew


Diane wearing Lucky Sew and Sew


Carly wearing Lucky Sew and Sewwww.etsy.com/shop/1luckysewandsew


Carly wearing Lucky Sew and Sew





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