There is such delicacy in Sophie Hines designs and creations..I let you discover her ultra feminine world through this interview and some pictures. I totally love the clothes she makes and her soft and sexy lingerie, and I’m sure I won’t be the only one..! Take some time to visit her Etsy shop, new designs are waiting for you!
Hi Sophie! We’re interested in knowing more about you and your soft and sexy clothing and lingerie brand “Sophie Hines”.
When did you become interested in sewing and making your first creations? Where did your creative journey begin?
I have always been interested in sewing. I learned to sew by hand by watching my mother sew dresses for me, and she taught me to use the sewing machine when I was about five years old. I sewed so many things for my dolls! I started sewing for myself in high school, which is when I started my business.
Where does your inspiration come from? Can you please describe your creative process?
I am my target market- I make what I want to wear. I know a design is finished when I don’t want to sell it!! When designing for a season, I just make what I am interested in. I use the colors I wear and the styles I am comfortable in. This keeps my brand cohesive and unique to me.
I like to ask my friends what their favourite pieces are to wear, which keeps me informed of what my genre is interested in, and helps me to branch out creatively.
A song that could represent your work?
I love to listen to movie scores- you get to experience all the emotions of the acting just through the music. I think my favourite song is “Evacuating London” by Harry Gregson-Williams for the Chronicles of Narnia. It’s very sweet and light, but with a little edge to it. That is what I like my clothes to be- sweet and light, but not too too girly.
Apart from creating things, what do you do? What kind of artist are you?
I do basically nothing apart from creating things… I’m very DIY when it comes to household projects, decorating my apartment and everything. I love to watch movies and tv shows, but I prefer to be sewing or drawing or sketching while I watch. I listen to audiobooks so I can stay busy while I read. I love cooking and making things with friends.
If you had to use three words to describe yourself, what would you say?
Sparkle fairy princess. Hahaha.. All of my clothes, and my entire house, are pink and white and grey. Anything sparkly or shiny is my favourite.
What do you think motivates others to buy handmade?
I like to buy local or handmade because when others buy from me, they are validating my pursuit of happiness. I like to do the same for others, and allow them to support themselves by doing what they are passionate about.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
I would love to be able to go without sleep.. I am a hardcore night owl, and it usually ruins everything I have planned for the next day.
The Eldorado for your shop/creations? What do you dream of?
I dream of one day walking in to my own store and greeting my employees.
Do you have any upcoming news to share with the readers?
Beginning August 1, I am back in my office and I will again be able to take custom orders and made to order items, and all sizes will return to stock!!
Thank you very much Sophie!
More about her :
Interview : July 2013