So it is with great pleasure I write this blog today, after many hours or designing, sourcing fabric, pattern making, cutting and then sewing/overlocking, our TrEnvy Australia Living Collection has debuted on our website www.trenvyaustralia.weebly.com, ready for sale. We have always enjoyed design, and as a former fashion designer, it is more like a follow on (some may call it a step down) but anything designed, then made by hand, is in my opinion a creation worthy of HYPE. When i started the business over a year ago I never thought in my wildest dreams I would turn to my trusty Bernina (who's age is identical to mine), yes, my grandmother bought it for herself the day I was born. Now I know your all intrigued with my age...but we will leave that for another day. Let's just say the Bernina has seen technological advances like the microwave, Beta/VHS and The Compact disc...I digress.
The release of our one of a kind TrEnvy Envelope Cushions range in various fabrics, rich in both Colour and texture. As I am studying interior design now, it really has been a progressive interest gaining momentum with every day. The Cushion is an integral part of everyone's lives, and if it's not...it should be.
We first started by sourcing interesting fabrics around the world both vintage/retro and new alike. My personal love of fabric saw me racing to my own personal fabric vault from my fashion design days, and once the vault was unlocked, I was amazed to see just how much of a hoarder I am.
So began my journey back into pattern making...
One Sunday afternoon in November of 2012 at TrEnvy Headquarters, I popped a bottle of Champas, which for those of you who know me, know this is my Sunday ritual. Well sometimes, not always Champas, I have a love for Royal Mojitos too, and began quite simply drawing up ideas. I decided for my first round of cushions that I had to begin small with a view to grow. So I decided on an Envelope pattern, this way I could use my talents of blending unusual fabrics and creating a reversible cushion. Something which I know has been done many times before but I am not one to follow with a classic zipper cushion, which everyone has and sells.
So this is where it all began..photos to follow.