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Studio Visit with a California Sewing Artisan

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 27, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Sarah Lonsdale last modified Apr 26, 2013

Not long ago, we featured California doll maker Jess Brown's Petaluma house; now we take a look at her sunlit studio. When her children were younger, Jess worked next to her kid's giant art table. As she says, "It was up against the wall in a teensy corner with a small shelf behind me to hold supplies. Crazy! " Her solution? Set up a studio on an unused sun porch. Photography by Mimi Giboin for Remodelista.   Above: Jess works on a long table with sheer curtains (suspended from a branch) to cut the sunlight. Above: Jess uses straw market bags for storing fabrics for her Rag Dolls . She sources the fabrics at the Alameda flea, local estate sales, antique fairs, and thrift shops. The French Market Bags are available online and at her shop for $62. Above: A mix of clothing including vintage pieces that Jess uses as inspiration for her own line. Above: A Biscayne Wire Chair with a sheepskin throw. Above: A collection of threads.   Above: Jess has an enviable collection of scissors, including some vintage finds. Above: A pair Jess Brown Rag Dolls . Above: Jess sourced the grass floor covering at Cost Plus. See more at the  Accidental Doll Maker .  Explore more Style features.






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