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Cinderloop clothing for women is designed and sewn by Antoinette Indge in her studio in Lowell, MA.
Antoinette begins each new design by draping and pinning knit fabric on a dress form to create the initial shape. Each knit fabric performs and drapes in different ways so Antoinette carefully sources quality knits that work for each style.
She experiments with folding and stitching the fabric, creating details that help define the shape of the garment.
She then creates the pattern in paper, and grades into the different sizes. Making sure each style will fit well is an important part of the process.
Finally the pattern is ready, and she can start sewing!
Making each piece of Cinderloop clothing involves cutting out (with lovely Japanese scissors), and sewing on an industrial serger, a small domestic serger and one vintage Italian sewing machine (also lovely).
Antoinette prefers to sew the pieces herself as the detail work is quite exacting. There are slight variations from piece to piece.
This creates a subtle vibrancy in the stitching that shows Antoinette's hand in each and every piece.
Each customer fills out a style profile that includes measurements and fit information. There is a measuring guide and video to help the customer. The style profile should be filled out before ordering.
After the customer places an order Antoinette checks the fit of each piece based on the information in the style profile. If it is a good fit Antoinette makes and ships the order.
If it doesn't fit, Antoinette will contact the customer and offer a custom fit for a reasonable fee.
This way the customer gets a well-made piece of clothing that also fits well!
See the how to order page for an step-by-step guide.
Antoinette has chosen popular go-to styles that she has sold for years, like the drape dress and funnel neck top, as the first styles to sell online.
She has also included a few new versions of styles like the camberwell tunic in olive shown here.
As the site evolves Antoinette will add new styles and colors. Scarves and more dresses are coming soon!
If you have a favorite Cinderloop piece that you don't see here, please get in touch with Antoinette and she might be able to remake it for you!