It’s Episode 7 of the Check Your Thread podcast and this one was such a joy to record.
You may recognise Riccardo as one of the finalists of season 5 of the Great British Sewing Bee. However, Riccardo Guido started boldly and fearlessly experimenting with reclaimed fabrics and innovative approaches to garment sewing long before Joe Lycett ever muttered the phrase ‘Transformation Challenge’. Right from the beginning, Riccardo has forged his own path to making his own wardrobe, including signing up to learn pattern cutting before taking a sewing class, and to this day he rarely uses commercial sewing patterns. In our delightful conversation, he tells me about his sewing history, which of the aforementioned transformation challenges was his least favourite, his future sewing goals and lots more.
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Find Riccardo Guido on Instagram @rifallo
More on the Great British Sewing Bee HERE
Riccardo’s sweatshirt using Wendy’s Felix sweatshirt pattern HERE (pictured below) using scuba off-cuts leftover from his tracksuit project from the GBSB
Riccardo’s technique for piecing scraps HERE (the start of which is pictured below)
Core Arts, the non-profit organisation supporting people who suffer from mental health issues through learning, HERE
Fabrications, based in Hackney, owned by Barley Massey HERE
Zero Waste Fashion Design book HERE (pictured below) by Holly McQuillan & Timo Rissanen