Marilla Walker designs contemporary women's fashion that is both wearable and beautifully made. She looks to the beautiful lines seen in Scandinavian and Japanese design for her main inspiration, but there is also a Central American influence in there somewhere, which she hopes is evident!
The patterns are printed on quality paper and come in a printed brown paper envelope.
View A – A fully lined, grown on sleeve, thigh length, straight cut coat with interesting pocket details and button front fastening. Pocket 1 (optional) is an inserted pocket to simply pop your hands in and the lower pocket 2 is a large patch pocket to store all your bits and pieces. Some speed tailoring and hand stitched finishes make this a good quality garment which will last and keep its integrity for years to come. Suitable main fabrics are coating wool or similar weight fabric.
View B – An unlined, grown on sleeve, hip length, straight cut jacket with an interesting pocket detail and button front fastening. The pocket is an inserted pocket to simply pop your hands in. A simple construction with lots of feature topstitching. Details can be magnified with high contrast topstitch thread. Suitable main fabrics are denim or heavy cotton twill.
Materials View A – based on 150cm (60”) wide fabric
• MAIN FABRIC – 2.1m - 2.5m / 2¼ – 2¾ yds
• LINING FABRIC – 1.6m - 2.2m of 1.4m wide fabric / 1¾ – 2½ yds of 55” wide fabric
• INTERFACING – 1M (1yd) (based on 80cm wide, but widths vary greatly).
• HAIR CANVAS – 0.9m - 1.15m (approximately 1yd)
Materials View B – based on 150cm (60”) wide fabric
• MAIN FABRIC – 1.8m – 2m / 2 - 2¼ yds.
This is rated advanced as there are a lot of steps for and techniques for the lined coat. The denim jacket is suitable for an intermediate sewer.
Bust size 80 - 122 cm (31.5 - 48 ").
We sell beautiful and useful things for makers. Our products are sourced with care and consideration for those who make them and we work with smaller companies and individuals whose sourcing and manufacturing process are transparent.
We hope to be an inclusive company and strive to create an environment that is welcoming and embraces diversity, both with our online presence, the makers we represent, our physical pop-ups events and our collaborations.
We welcome suggestions about how we can improve our approach.
We donate monthly to theses two amazing charities:
* Labour Behind the Label
* The Runnymede Trust.