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Meet the Team - Alex

Meet the Team; a series dedicated to our incredible staff so you can get to know a little more about those who work behind the scenes (and the counters) to bring you the Drapers you know and love.

This week we're talking with Alex, our Fitzroy store manager and resident Drapers sweetheart. Alex started out part-time in our Newmarket store, but her super star work ethic and radiant positivity won us over so entirely, we shipped her over the ditch to bring her bubbly presence to Brunswick St! Aside from her impeccable taste in shoes and coats (you may have caught her iconic red leather trench on a recent instagram post) Alex is best known for her infectious laugh and her ability to see the silver lining in every situation.

We caught up with Alex this week to ask a few questions;

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?
It's something new everyday, new people, challenges and things to learn. I love that everyone that visits our store shares my excitement over fabrics!
Your favourite piece of clothing (bought or made)?
My mind is always changing. But right now I'm loving the super cropped jacket I adapted from our Forenza pattern, using one of our wool suitings.
 
I'm thinking of making it up in one of our new Italian silk gabardines next.
What are you currently working on or the next project on the horizon?
I'm working on a dress using one of our insane sparkly, stretchy, Italian silks. I picked up some beads to add some beaded details from one of our local bead shops.
 
Other than that I'm very slowly working on crocheting a little mini skirt.
Your favourite thing to do when you're not running Drapers?
Spending quality time with the people I love, cooking, painting, lying in the sun, and of course being behind my sewing machine.
Your best sewing hack/sewing advice?
To stay in love with making, I like to make sure I'm setting up myself for a good time. Whether it be listening to a movie or music I love, or pouring myself a glass of wine. 
 
I remind myself to take my time and enjoy the process, success or failure!
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Missed any of the previous Meet-the-Team interviews? Click here for Ria's and here for Hootie's.
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