About

The Sewing Fashionista first developed a love for sewing at the age of 16 from hanging around her ex boyfriend’s family apparel manufacturing business during the summer holidays.   Her new-found passion eventually took her to studying fashion design at Ryerson University in Toronto.  Upon finishing her degree she interned for a local designer for a year.  When the designer left Toronto to go back to Vancouver, the Sewing Fashionista decided not to pursue a career in fashion.  The Sewing Fashionista no longer works in the industry but still retain a love for constructing garments.  This blog is her tribute to her passion.

5 Responses to “About”

  1. Dawn October 19, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    Can you tell me where you get Mrs. Stylebook in Toronto?

    Thanks

    • The Sewing Fashionista October 19, 2011 at 6:15 am #

      I have it special order from Sanko, a Japanese store on Queen St. West. I don’t think they order extra copy because its not a very popular magazine among the general public. You can check with them if they have extra copies. If you do decide to order through them they might ask for a deposit. I have been ordering the magazine through them for seven years. I also suggest you try purchasing it through eBay with vendor pomadour24. She has back issues and its slightly cheaper than Sanko. I hope that helps.

  2. Dawn October 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    thanks for the info.

    D.

  3. lovenicky April 6, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    I just found your blog and I love it! I’m a fellow GTAer too! I read about the sport mesh that you used for your bridesmaid dresses. Could you let me know where you found this material? I went to my local Fabricland and they didn’t know what I was talking about. Do you have any good fabric stores that you would recommend in the GTA? Thanks so much!

    • The Sewing Fashionista April 15, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

      I got the sport mesh from a fabric store call Fabric Fabric on Keele st. Its a big wearhouse with rolls and rolls of fabric not organized in any particular manner at the time I went. They have alot more of upholstrey fabric than fashion fabric. If you buy a lot of yardage you can negotiate a better price than what they quote you (the fabrics have no price attached to them, you have to ask a staff). Be patient because the store is not well organize and there aren’t alot of staff on the floor to assist you.

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