The Instagram Makers Catwalk

The Instagram Makers Catwalk was hosted by journalist, colour and craft expert, Momtaz Begum-Hossain.

We asked some of our independent pattern company and fabric companies to reach out to their customers and we had an amazing response. Our Catwalk hosted some of your favourite brands including Dove Tailed Patterns, Maven Patterns, Sew Different, Sew me Something, Sew Over it, The Makers Atelier, Fabric Godmother, Emporia Fabrics and Rosenburg /Stitch Fabrics.

Each pattern company asked five of their Instagram fans to come and model a garment made from their patterns/fabric. We’ve had a terrific response and saw 45 brave makers bravely modelling their creations. These were regular people, like any one of us showing clothes they’ve made for themselves. 

Join us and watch brave sewists model the garments they have made from some of the successful Independent Pattern Companies and Fabric retailers. You will see how easy some of these fabulous garments are to make and how fantastic they look on ‘normal’ people! Be prepared to whoop and cheer as these makers model their own versions of these popular patterns.

About Momtaz Begum-Hossain

A Colour Expert, award-winning Fashion Journalist and Presenter Momtaz regularly hosts live events and guests on radio and podcasts. She’s led Q&As with Film Directors at the BFI, hosted the Southbank Centre Charity Shop Fashion Show inside The Royal Festival Hall, The Asiana Bridal Shows in London and Birmingham, MCed for All Points East Festival and regularly hosts book and album launches at venues such as Wilton’s Music Hall and The Rich Mix London. Momtaz is an avid maker and through her vibrant, colourful, tactile creations, she bridges the gap between ‘art and craft,’ calling herself a Craftist. Her third book Hello Rainbow – Finding Happiness in Colour which features mindful creative activities inspired by colour therapy was published in December.  


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Also on the Catwalk...

The Stitch Stage also hosted the finale of The Dressmaking Competition, which saw the finalists modelling their creations on the Catwalk, before the winners were announcedThere are five categories: Eveningwear, Loungewear, Children’s Clothes, Upcycled/Repurposed and Knit or Crochet. Which will be your favourite?

The Dressmaking Competition has already received some incredible entries and we are looking forward to seeing more come in!

Don’t worry if you can’t make it on the Sunday – all shortlisted entries will be displayed in our dressmaking gallery throughout the show.

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Plus: Steffi Stern from The Makerss, Ros Freeborn, Ruby Lee, Diana Bensted, Sarah Burnett-Moore, Katharine Wight, Jill Kipnis and Stephany Gardiner.