When Lucille contacted me a few months ago I was enchanted to discover her beautiful illustrations. She had seen some of the CLAUDINE & COMPAGNIE collars on Pinterest and thought it would be great to collaborate together somehow. I loved the idea - When you work on your own it can be so refreshing to bounce ideas with someone else.
I had thought of doing a collar sewing kit for a while and this felt like the great opportunity to take the concept further. So after a few emails, we decided that I would work on designing a collar, create its pattern, how it was going to be made…and Lucille would work on the illustrations and on how to communicate the instructions.
It’s funny, we solely worked via emails, sending each other pictures of tests, drawings, samples of fabrics…and after a few months of exchanges we came to what I think is a beautifully crafted product, making the sewing experience a wonderful one.
Lucille and I only met ‘for real’ a few weeks ago in Brussels. We had coffee and chatted about everything as if we always knew each other - it was great! This was the end of our virtual collaboration but the start of what I hope will be a long work friendship : )