Over £1675 raised!

Wow, just wow! When I laid out my target of £1500 during #memademay2020 for the sewing labels, I really thought I was pushing the realms of possibility a bit.

But here we are just halfway through #memademay and we’ve not only hit the target, we’ve SMASHED IT!

When I released my French labels on Friday there was a sudden rush of orders (thank you!) not just for them, but for the charity labels as well so suddenly we reached just over £1675!

When I went online to make the donation, I realised that Natwest have updated their commitment to match customer’s donations to the National Emergencies Trust. In the beginning I could only see the way donate via Natwest Rewards which I don’t use – but now they match cash donations!

I was delighted and, as with the previous donations, added Gift Aid to the donation which adds an additional 25% to your contribution.

So all in all, we have raised a whopping £2768 for the fund!!! Zut alors!!!

I want to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone who has supported so far. Whether by making a purchase, sharing and promoting on your stories or by sending me a little motivational message, the momentum from the sewing community on this has been brilliant.

Hundreds of little envelopes have been sent all over the world in the last 5 weeks or so and it’s been brilliant to see how you’ve used them so please, keep sewing and don’t forget to tag @modistasewing in your makes and I’ll do a little happy dance here in Liverpool.

Thanks again, stay safe, and stay sewing!


Introducing Modista labels

Did you know that ‘Modista’ means ‘tailor’ in Spanish? I chose this name to combine two of my favourite things – travel and sewing!

I’ve been really lucky to travel frequently with my job and for several years lived in between France and Spain, mostly Paris where I spent most of the time desperately wishing I could be as chic as the French women and browsing the fabric stores beside Montmartre and up in La Butte d’Or. I became (sort of) fluent in French and to this day love reading French sewing blogs, using French fabrics and listening to French podcasts.

I miss the world. A lot. Right now we can’t get out into the world too easily, but we can bring it to us by means of our fabrics, patterns, and now labels!

Introducing my latest label designs! I’ve been working on these for a while now and am SO pleased with how they turned out! I have used muted colours that to me conjure up summer in Paris and the joy of living there – colours that would match so many garments and bring a chic finishing touch to them.

Want to brush up on your French sewing phrases? Bien sûr!

Et voila …… and there you go! (usually used when something is finished)

salut chouchou……hi sweetheart/darling – but I actually chose this because chouchou also translates as scrunchie – this label is crying out to be put on one!

fait à la main ….handmade

très chic….very chic

DIY couture……DIY couture!

The labels are OEKO-TEX quality and come 5 labels to a pack. It’s important to me to be as sustainable as possible and to continue to give something back, so I do relatively small orders at a time, have used glassine bags for packaging (fully biodegradable!) and 5% of my profits from this label design will be donated to charity.

The weekend of 15-18th May I am running a giveaway for 3 winners to get a free label pack on my instagram page – if you would like to win, you just need to like the post, follow me and comment what #wip you would use the labels on!

You can purchase the labels on my store here, and also through my NuMonday store at www.numonday.com/shop/modista-sewing

Packs of 5 are just £7.50 including worldwide standard delivery.

I hope you like these new labels – let me know what you think!