INTERVIEW SEWING

INTERVIEW WITH ANGIE OF WANDERLUST FABRICS

June 23, 2014

I became aware of Wanderlust fabrics just a couple of months ago through instagram and was immediately taken with her products.  Even though she does not carry as many options as other online fabric stores, all of her choices seem intentional, true to her style, and very on trend.  I first tried one of her fabrics when making the Prefontaine shorts a couple weeks ago and had a great experience.  Here fabric is very reasonably priced and my order came really fast.  So I was super excited when Angie of Wanderlust fabrics agreed to provide the fabric and prizes for the Hudson pant sewalong.  I just know you guys will like her fabrics as well.  To kick it all off I thought it would be fun to do a little interview with Angie so that we can get a behind the scenes look into who she is and her company.

Tell us a little about you and where you come from.

Hey, I’m Angie, mom to a ridiculously rad teen and tween. Originally from Southern California, currently residing in gorgeous Southern Utah. I can’t sit still, so if I’m not in my studio designing, cutting or petting fabric.. You’ll find me trail running, river exploring, rock climbing or on a hot springs road trip.

What is your connection with sewing / fabric and how did you get started with your business?

I began sewing dresses for myself in ’97. It slowly progressed into children’s clothing and in 2006 I formed my little girls label, Pretty Me. For many years I’ve seen the need for on trend, affordably priced knits that are easily accessible to the home sewist. Time, technology and experience have brought me to the point of being able to share my favorite finds.

I love the name of your fabric store.  How did you come up with it?

It’s a dreamy, beautiful word in every way. I love the idea of exploring deeper and my own desire to design/create came from the first time I walked into a fabric shop and fell in love with the possibilities.

What words would you use to describe the style or type of fabrics that you choose for your shop?

I purchase only what I love, with an emphasis on excellent quality, unique prints and current trends.

Which is your favorite current fabric and why?

It has to be the cream & black micro stripe rayon jersey. A superb quality, sews up like a dream, fabulous singular and looks great mixed with nearly every print.

Where do you see your business going in the future?

Collaborating with my very fave artists on exclusive licensed designs/collections. It’s a project I began in 2008, but just didn’t have the experience or resources to complete at the time.

All good things in all good time!

A big thank you to Angie for this interview and for providing the prizes for the Hudson Pant sewalong.  I always find it super interesting to hear about small companies within our industry and how they started / currently work behind the scenes.  It’s so inspiring to me.  If you havn’t checked out Angie’s shop go give it a look.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Victoria June 23, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    I’ve been pining after all of her fabric since I found the site. I was inspired by your Prefontaines and finally bit the bullet and purchased some of the fabric! It’s such good quality, was delivered quickly and I love how I got samples in the package, too. I can’t wait to purchase more from Wanderlust after I stash bust this summer!

  • Reply Monica--Adirondack Inspired June 24, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    I love this! It is so great to see the actual individuals working behind an online store. I LOVE what I’ve seen over there and heading over tonight for my first order! Can’t wait!!

    • Reply True Bias June 25, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      you won’t be disappointed. love everything ive ordered from her.

  • Reply Lauren June 26, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    awesome! I love wanderlust fabrics, and Angie is so great to work with!

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