About Me

Amaya Blouse, Made My Wardrobe, Made September 2020

Hi! I’m Jess, I’m in my early 20s, I live in Surrey with my boyfriend and I love yoga, sewing, tea and books. Although I’m a keen amateur dressmaker, my day job is as an Event Organiser in Central London and I’m also a trained yoga teacher!

My love of sewing started early in life as I grew up surrounded by some very talented sewists like my Mum and Grandma. I always admired their abilities and I loved going fabric shopping, looking at notions and buttons, I even liked just being in the room when they were sewing. When I was little I did a few minor home sewing projects but I found a love of dressmaking in 2014 and got my first machine in 2016.

Fast forward to 2020 and I’ve just bought a new sewing machine! I am sewing regularly, making lots of different garments and starting to experiment properly with fit. I have come so far even just in the last year and I can’t wait to see where my sewing goes. Recently I have made the decision to give up fast fashion and I will be tracking my progress and journalling my successes and struggles as I go.

The name for this blog was inspired by the odd reaction I often get when I tell people I sew. When most people think of sewing they think of grannies, school textiles classes and 1940s housewives. The reality is that there are no restrictions to sewing, literally anyone can sew. All it takes is practice and patience. I hope you enjoy my sewing journey, I will do my best to make it interesting and share my progress as well as my frustrations plus any tips I pick up along the way.

3 Fast Facts About Me

Me At Home!

Although I have basically no accent I am actually Scottish! I come from Perth originally but my parents now live and work in the Scottish Islands and I have lived in England for the last 5 years.

Teaching at home on zoom!

As I mentioned above I really love Yoga. Too much in fact that I’m actually a qualified yoga teacher! I have an instagram account if you want to give me a follow and I have a thriving youtube channel.

Me fan-girling with the Bombe Decoder

I love puzzles, codes crosswords and codewords. When I did my history degree I did a big public history project on Bletchley Park and its still a huge area of interest for me! Maybe thats why I love complex sewing patterns and techniques.

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