Otome means “maiden” in Japanese, and is a term used to describe one of many creative and romantic fashion styles popular in Japan.
The Otome Sewing Bee (OSB) is a dressmaking and crafts meet up group for makers of pretty vintage and J-Fashion. Founded and managed by Jessica Corlett since 2015.
Regular monthly workshops and meetups are held in London, UK. In 2020 the Corona virus lockdown pushed the meetups online, turning the group international. We now hold regular online events and workshops that can be enjoyed from your own home wherever you live.
The group is managed through Facebook and has 400+ members. All creative abilities and ages are welcome.
The OSB often takes part in larger fashion events, exhibitions and conventions.