Hello, I’m Sarah .
I am a dressmaker, sewcialist or sewer, not sure which phrase I prefer.
This year I had decided that I need to sew for the everyday. Whilst it is lovely to have beautiful party dresses this year is all about producing a fully functioning, workable, everyday wardrobe of handmade wonderfulness.
I am another sewing scientist, I have worked in ecology and entomology research. I still love science but, I am currently running my own surface pattern design business. A big difference, but still just as challenging, I’ve been slowly building for the past year and learning through my mistakes.
I have lots of unfulfilled travel goals and have serious wanderlust but I also love nothing more than being at home, drinking coffee and making stuff. Future plans are Iceland, Japan and New Zealand.
I really love being a part of the sewing community, and I have been to meetups and weekenders, so maybe I will see you at one of these one day.
My reasons for blogging are varied but mostly
1 To record my progress in dressmaking
2 To share what is good and bad to help the reader with my pattern reviews
3 Support Independent Pattern Designers and the sewing community
5 Produce a wardrobe of well fitting clothes in colours and patterns to suit my personal style
6 Reduce my stash of fabric
7 Promote forever fashion – as opposed to fast fashion
My blog is called Sew Sleepy as I mostly sew at night.
Header image by Annie Spratt found through unsplash