Thursday 14 January 2021: Maria Yap is back for Sewover50 to talk about her creative process.
Maria is an emotional fabric buyer and as long as the price of the fabric fits her budget, she has fabrics to make into the projects that inspire her. In this podcast Maria talks about how she will either let the fabric dictate the project or else she will change the fabric weight to make it work for her intended project.
Colour in nature inspire her and Nani Iro fabrics are her weakness. When the pattern she decides to make has great design features, she will use solid colour fabrics to make the pattern design shine.
Maria’s sewing blog contains very detailed reviews of patterns and the fabrics she uses. In the dictionary, you’ll see Maria’s photo under the definition of ‘meticulous’. Maria has shared her sewing experience and knowledge with the sewing community for many years now.
Maria’s earliest experience helping her mother keep their treadle sewing machine operational didn’t deter her from deciding to sew.
When you look at the garments Maria has sewn, you’ll realise these demonstrate her passion to be creative when she sews. Maria chats to us about her latest garment sewing contest garments and how she used her creativity to use fabrics and patterns she’s been wanting to use for a while.
Sewover50 has given Maria a safe place to act with likeminded people on Instagram.