Just a few days to go until our 2nd mini collection GIVEAWAY will be closed. We already saw a lot of collections and they are really looking amazing!!

But we still have 2 winner interviews for you. Today you can read all tips and tricks from @me.and.kiddo 

Are you taking part in this mini collection giveaway? How do you plan your next collection  Who is it for? Which colour theme are you choosing? What is your favourite colour this autumn? What is your favourite activity on a grey autumn day?

  • Unfortunately no, I’m inspo sewing this time but definitely a passionate follower for what other sewists have created! This is one of my favourite competitions.
  • Now I’m creating a soft and neutral fall survival package for my kids. So there will be neutral tones and simple cuts, just perfect to let the colours and patterns stand out. Cut & sew patterns are great to have fun with different fabric designs but this time I want to make the pattern itself to stand out. For fall I have even planned several knitting projects that will match my sewed garments. I also love to be outdoors and take some photos. 

Let us know which one is your favourite fabric from Elvelyckan Design´s autumn collection?

  • I’m in love with the Hearts and Mini flowers with cream solid jersey. 

Can you tell us a bit more about how to plan a mini collection in general? How to choose and combine fabrics and patterns? Sometimes a big selection of fabrics and patterns can feel overwhelming. Do you have any tips for mini collection beginners?

  • First I like to think about what we would need in the near future, is it fall, summer or winter. I like to go through our clothes and think about what we need.  

    Choosing the fabrics is so much fun! I like to have 1-2 printed jersey fabrics and 1 solid one with the same colour palette. 

    Usually I like to make 2-3 outfits.

Have you ever sewn a whole collection for yourself? Or would you like to do this in the future?

  • No, but I would love to! Usually it’s the kids but definitely mom needs her own mini collection as well… I think I just decided I need to make one.

Do you have any tips on how to photograph a collection? 

  • I like to make simple flat lays and use a tablecloth as a background. I like the uneven look on it. Iron the garments well so they look finished and professional.