Concept Lea Athene

Put on some nice music, grab a tasty treat and get comfortable.

Start by having a look at the models in the webshop. All of the models can be adjusted to your personal taste. Did you find something you like? Click on the model…

Now you can choose your fabric. Like this you can create the look and feel of your garment and make a socially and environmentally conscious choice.

Step by step, the icons and short descriptions will educate you on the different types of fabrics, fibres and quality labels.

Finish the design by choosing the colour or print.

Now’s also the moment to select the size for your new garment. This can be a confection size, but you can also go for the made-to-measure option!

Concept Lea Athene

Put on some nice music, grab a tasty treat and get comfortable.

Start by having a look at the models in the webshop. All of the models can be adjusted to your personal taste. Did you find something you like? Click on the model…

Now you can choose your fabric. Like this you can create the look and feel of your garment and make a socially and environmentally conscious choice.

Step by step, the icons and short descriptions will educate you on the different types of fabrics, fibres and quality labels.

Finish the design by choosing the colour or print.

Now’s also the moment to select the size for your new garment. This can be a confection size, but you can also go for the made-to-measure option!

Every piece of clothing is handmade by me and the concept is based on my work process:

The pattern

Each piece of clothing starts with an idea, a sketch, a design. To realise this idea we will need a pattern. This is basically the 2D-version of the model, a sort of blueprint of the design. I use an opensource program for this called Seamly2D. This is not an automated process, I draw the pattern myself, only digital instead of with a pencil on paper. When the pattern is ready, I print it out and cut it out with, guess what, a pair of scissors.

The fabric

Before the fabric can be cut it has to be washed in order to prevent later shrinkage. So as soon as the fabric is delivered to me I put it in the laundry and once it's washed I hang it to dry. When the fabric is dry enough I iron it, put it on my cutting table and lie the different pattern pieces on top of it. Now I can start cutting.

The sewing

Now, I'll take the pieces of fabric to my sewing room and I'll start assembling them into the garment. There are quite some machines, tools and skills necessary for this process. I must serge, iron, sew, make buttonholes, put in zippers, make all the finishes. I'll use chalk, different types of scissors, needles, pins, iron, tongs, seam ripper... We've got serger thread, sewing thread, threading thread, bonded fiber tissue, zippers, buttons, pres-studs, binding, tape, ribbon and lots more 😉