* "Chatting out of the sewing box" (Aus dem Nähkästchen plaudern) is as german idiom, meaning that someone reveals something
secret. This comes from the fact that women used to hide secret things in their sewing box.
I would say : take your time, it is the best way to sew clothes you will wear. Take your time to do great finishing for your garment. When you are tired, or start being impatient, just stop and start again the day after. I would also advice people to try their garment before the final steps. It is easier to adjust the waistline, for example, before sewing the belt or the skirt which is attached.
What do you like to do besides sew?
What does a working day with you look like?
I work from home, this is important to know. Usually I start my day preparing and sending orders, then answering to my emails - always with a tea beside me. Then, it depends of the time of the year : either I design a new pattern, or sew a clothes, or write and illustrate the instructions of my patterns, or shoot a new collection. At some most specific time, I can spend days recording the video DIY for my patterns and then mounting them on Adobe Premiere. At the end of the day, I usually take care of my blog or Instagram, answering to comments and preparing new posts. What is great about having your business? You do all kind of things and never get bored!
What else would you like to do that you haven't done yet?
What do you wish for the future?
I would like to thank Estelle very much for taking the time to answer the questions in such detail. I am very happy that she gives us the opportunity to get to know her better and to get this interesting insight into her life.
For all of you who today hear about Apolline Patterns for the first time: Be sure to stop by and be enchanted by the French fashion you can sew yourself! It's worth it :)
Ich freue mich sehr, dass du hierhin gefunden hast! Auf It's Lalu nehme ich dich mit auf meinem Weg zu einer selbstgenähten Garderobe♡. Du findest hier meine aktuellen Projekte, Pläne, Schnittmuster-Rezensionen aber auch Tipps und Tricks! Und vielleicht findest du ja die ein oder andere Inspiration. Ich wünsche dir ganz viel Spaß beim Lesen!