Crush of the week: Geodesic Sweater

I am totally in love with the Geodesic pattern from Blueprints for Sewing.


via the Textillia newsletter

It’s a sweatshirt with seam lines that mimic a geodesic dome!

I’m a little obsessed with one dome in particular. Every day, I walk past Science World, a big tinfoil golf ball that contains a children’s science centre. When I moved to Vancouver in 2000, I thought Science World was ridiculous and shabby.  But after years of looking at it, Science World has grown on me and now I love it. I love it so much, I had wedding photos taken in a grimy parking lot because I liked this Science World mural.

Kat Siddle & Curtis Woloschuk's wedding

WHO’S SHABBY NOW?! (Btw, this mural was painted over a week after the wedding).

So, obviously, I’m need to make a sweater in the cool silvery tones of my local geodesic dome.

All the patterns by Blueprints for Sewing are inspired by architecture. This is a pretty great concept, and it’s bolstered by some impressively creative branding. As a one-person company, BfS probably doesn’t have a ton of resources. But the website looks great, and I felt like I understood the brand’s aesthetic almost instantly.

The woman behind BfS refers to herself only as “the pattern maker.” Her resume sounds impressive–she teaches sewing, lectures and facilitates workshops on sewing, fashion, and activism, and has “worked with students at Harvard University, Boston University, Wellesley College, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts.” Who is this mystery woman? I want to know more!



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